Discussion in 'Field Herping and Reptile Studies' started by bohdi13, Apr 5, 2013.
Thought I may as well chuck a few photos up. Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm lens.
Maybe this link could help you decide...
$200 Second Hand DSLR Body.
Using a Flash unit.
One big factor that you should consider when buying a camera is warranty. It highly recommended that you get a unit that has an Australian warranty ( not store warranty ). To give you an idea about grey imports..Read this:
Buying Cameras From Overseas ...What is "Grey Market"? :: General Blog « AustralianLight - Fine Art Landscape Photography and Framed Prints
To make you decide easier just get either Canon or Nikon. Those two are the most popular and reliable. They are also a good platform to grow on. I'am a Nikon user for the past 6 years and so far I'am very happy with them
Canon do two 100mm macro lenses and I've owned both. One L series and one not. I used the standard 100mm for a long time and was very happy with it, the only reason I upgraded was because I broke my original. Can pick them up new for about $500 online from memory. You can get by with the onboard flash but one or two externals work a lot better. Sort your body and glass out first, have a play with it, learn how to use it and buy a couple of speedlights later.
If you must go Canon, what he said.
So the canon 100mm sounds like the way to go? I found a few cheaper ones than $500 on eBay. Thanks for your help everyone, really appreciate it !
The 100mm is a good all rounder. The only time I find it annoying is when shooting larger, fast Elapids. You have to stand a bit further away to fit them in the frame so your that step further away when they take off and you have to catch them again. Not a huge issue but the only one I've really had.
what ever your decision i recommend Purchasing off Digital Cameras, Digital SLR Camera, Camcorder, Lenses & Digital Camera Accessories or Cameras - DSLR Cameras as i have yet to see better prices and shipping.
I'm not very smart with cameras, does a 100mm macro lens stay at 100mm or can you adjust it ?
Just to let you know I received my 150-500 im very happy with eglobal!
100mm lens is fixed. That's why it's so sharp: zooms are typically softer than a fixed lens.
Home - My Camera Focus is a good option if you want grey import gear. They are Australian (WA) based, so you have someone to actually talk to if you have issues.
If its not Nikon don't bother getting anything. Canon and canon users are the absolute worst. Kinda like android users..... Long live Nikon and Apple
Thank you all once again sounds like I am going to get;
Canon 650d with 18-55 mm lens
and a canon 100mm macro lens
Hahahaha they aren't that bad.
considering you're in WA, you probably know Niall. You sound exactly like him completely opppositely ! he's full on into canon and forced me into getting a canon camera and now and stuck on them
i dont think it realy matters comes down to personal preference. i have a canon 5d and its good enough for me... iv also had 5xiphones (2x#3, 2#4, 1#5) sadly none of them live so long
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must be a user error. I get one every new model and never had a problem yet. And that's taking them to work on mine sites as well as camping, cycling, bush walking even swimming with my h20 audio cover.
i refuse to buy apples products, i once bought an ipod cost me $380 wen it first came out then stopped working 2 months later and wen it was working it had issues. i find a cheap $30 one works better,
my partner has gone through 3 iphones in 2 years while i have had my android for 2 years and it still works perfectly and its been droped gotten wet ect $99 it cost me.
i have a canon 600d plus twin lens kit i bought last year for $1100 and its great, great photos so many options. i just love it.
i have just bought a Sony a57 just waiting for delievery, have a 28-300 lens waiting for it here, will see how it goes