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Postby Mya » Mon, 27 Sep 2004 7:12 pm

Want to buy a camera, it'll be my first.. will be using it initially for portrait shots..(pics of a 'model' for his portfolio) and i guess pics of my cat!! Afraid budget's tight, would i be able to get anything less than S$150? If so, what model? thanks

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Re: 1st camera

Postby Mya » Mon, 27 Sep 2004 7:13 pm

Mya wrote:Want to buy a camera, it'll be my first.. will be using it initially for portrait shots..(pics of a 'model' for his portfolio) and i guess pics of my cat!! Afraid budget's tight, would i be able to get anything less than S$150? If so, what model? thanks


sorry forgot to ask another question.. should i get a digital camera or the 'normal' one?

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Postby Bafana » Mon, 27 Sep 2004 9:45 pm

Plenty of cameras in that price range.

Definetly get a digital camera as no film needed and you can fire away just as fast as your battery and memory card hold out :wink:

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Postby Mya » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:10 am

any recommendations on brands? or any other details i shud know.. ?
thank u

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Postby Bafana » Wed, 29 Sep 2004 2:27 pm

Any Minolta Dimage.

Small, handy, good to use and multifunctional :D

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Postby briceloh » Sun, 03 Oct 2004 8:33 pm

$150 can't get you a good digital camera. thou it'll do for a SLR. try getting those brands that specialise in cameras. don't try others that have wide focus on other products. they tend to have less R&D into it and screws up sometimes. well, i guess u knw what i mean. :)

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Postby unseen » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 1:21 am

I think 150 is a lil on the very low side.
if that's all you can throw in in SGD, i suggest u better get a film camera.

most cameras less than $300 are just toys. they can take an image, but they don't take acceptable images. acceptable means blue remains blue, red remains red, a patch of colour does not have too much noise (dots and discoloured stuff). well if you're taking close up portraits, forget about those toys. the noise and sstuff will only be emphasized under those low light conditions .

if u can, stretch it to $200+, buy a second hand canon A40 to A70 series camera. perfect for beginners, takes wonderful pictures, uses AA batteries, uses cheap CF cards.

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Postby unseen » Wed, 03 Nov 2004 1:24 am

oh yeah.. just IMHO, avoide the dimage series like plague. it's so noisy that taking a picture of a clear blue sky is hard. really hard. you'd think that people did something to the sky to make it look that bad. They've just been unable to do anything about the noise level.

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Re: 1st camera

Postby wong26 » Sun, 20 Feb 2005 11:33 pm

Mya wrote:Want to buy a camera, it'll be my first.. will be using it initially for portrait shots..(pics of a 'model' for his portfolio) and i guess pics of my cat!! Afraid budget's tight, would i be able to get anything less than S$150? If so, what model? thanks


i am intend to sale my digital camera, fujiflim at $120.00, seldom use and about 1 years old. because i have another digital camera present from my boyfriend.
if you interested you can pm me. or email me: hennie_wong@yahoo.com


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