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Postby AngryAngMo » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 5:46 pm

I recently came back from Tokyo and while searching through their great electronic malls, i found Tamrons new 18-270mm lense, i tried it out in the shop and the lense itself made a quite good impression on me, unfortunately at that time it was only available for Nikon.

By now more reviews came out and the lense is on the market for Canon models as well. Anybody has the lense and any comments or experiences to share?

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Postby dawgbyte » Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:53 am

You can try these (got sample photos and pingpong discussion but user tried with nikon body):

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459379
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400419

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Postby AngryAngMo » Mon, 12 Jan 2009 1:39 pm

Thx!!
Just read through the threads and im sure to get me the lense now

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Postby incognito6174 » Fri, 23 Jan 2009 3:07 pm

Hi

I second the opinion that if you're getting your first cam, let it not be an SLR one. it is similar to just getting your motorcycle license and buying a 1000cc racing bike. Too big to handle for first-timers, too technical to get nice shots without worrying much.

I started with the Canon Powershot series and it's a great point-and-shoot camera. Although recently many companies have got out fantastic models.

Another pitfall is going for a high megapixel camera. Pixels required by a normal casual photographer are far less than a pro one, since we would mostly print only A4 size pictures at max, for which a 5-6 mp cam is more than sufficient. I guess what first timers need is a light-weight, fast response and handy camera that looks good/great.

Have a look at pics from the Canon EOS 450D DSLR here http://picasaweb.google.com/incognito6174/FireworksSingaporeNewYear2009#
If you find them bad, don't blame the camera, blame the eye behind it :)
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Postby whitehorse » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 2:11 pm

I am a professional photographer for almost 6 years. If you want real good photographs you should use DSLR. You should know how to use a DSLR. There is a small learning curve but it is worth it if you are passonate about photog raph.

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Postby cajunsis » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:53 am

AngryAngMo wrote: tried many photo shops in Singapore, but the one with the definately best customer service and prices, was "John 3:16" in Funan, its a small, personal shop, and they got many awards for their customer service already.


Amen on John 3:16 - I don't go anywhere else since I found them. Awesome and trustworthy guys there!
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Postby theveed » Fri, 01 May 2009 12:07 am

New to this board but not new to photography at all... While OP's question is quite old, I'd like to chime in as well for newer readers.

If it interests anyone here, my sig has a link to my blog for a lot of photography lessons, feel free to visit, it's free.

If you have the funds, get one DSLR and a pocket P&S for various reasons.

A DSLR would certainly open new doors when it comes to photography. While most higher-end P&S cameras have DSLR-like features, the speed, intuitive controls, general image quality (I'm talking about the data, not the photo itself), etc all helps propel your hobby.

Now if you only plan to have a camera to snap day-to-day stuff, your kids playing around, etc without being concerned about photography fundamentals, so to speak, then I'd strongly suggest a high-end P&S like the LX3, Canon G10, and the like as they give you excellent detail and quality while being compact-do-it-all as well.

A DSLR will open your eyes to photography but it'll also empty your wallet quite a bit as it's inevitable that you'd be buying more and more add-ons such as lenses, flash, tripods, etc.

So I suggest you get a high-end P&S first, as even if you do decide to get in to photography seriously, the P&S will still be extremely handy and won't hamper your learning process as the gear is technically more than sufficient for great photographs.


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