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15 June 2015 09:33
gaza
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My friend has asked for advice on getting a Nikon camera with lens any advice on where to start and has a budget of £700.00, thank you.


Beaverray is off-lineSilver Member
15 June 2015 16:37
beaverray
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They could get a D7000 now with an 18-105 kit lens for around £550 online now, an excellent camera.


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15 June 2015 17:59
LaurenceJPower
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Look at MPB for a second hand D7100 and a 24-85mm lens total £730
Laurence J. Power


KevinJS is off-lineGold Member
16 June 2015 07:05
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Quote from beaverray
They could get a D7000 now with an 18-105 kit lens for around £550 online now, an excellent camera.



Excellent choice and enough left over for 50mm 1.8G Prime lense

I want to die in my sleep, like my grandather. Not screaming like his passengers


16 June 2015 07:42
paule
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£649 - D700 - 34303 actuations...

http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/used-equipment/used-digital-slr-cameras/nikon-d700/

£69 - 50mm f/1.8D

http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/used-equipment/used-lenses/nikon-af-50mm-f18d/

a little over.. but what I'd go for.


w4pictures is off-line
16 June 2015 10:24
w4pictures
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Depends what he wants to use it for.

Semi-pro aspirant (weddings etc.) splash most on a fast short zoom and an older semi-pro body.
Studio only, reasonable body and start with a kit lens as he can stop down.
Models, not a bad idea to start with full frame and a prime lens.
Sport, may have to up the budget a bit but a crop sensor will maximise lens length.
Macro, well that's self explanatory.
Landscape, couple of wide primes, tripod and filters.

I generally reckon that, within reason, older but excellent kit is a better buy than current but just about OK, especially where lenses are concerned.


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16 June 2015 10:33
w4pictures
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Chiswick

Oops! A bit of premature postage.

Possibly the most important consideration is what he wants to do with the results. If he's keen to print to A3 size, wedding albums and posters, then he should follow the route of quality production from camera to print. If his pictures will only end up on the internet, 6 by 4 prints, faceberk etc., he can afford to ease off the kit budget a bit.


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23 June 2015 09:49
dannyrich
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D700 and a 50mm f/1.8 I would say.

Plenty around and a superb bit of kit especially in low light.


Bob is off-linePlatinum Member
23 June 2015 12:12
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Quote from gaza
Help Nikon users


When I saw this thread header I presumed, wrongly it turns out, that it might be a request for charitable Canon users to donate any unwanted cameras and lenses to those poor souls afflicted with Nikonitis.
smiley: Roll - keystrokes: :rollin



26 June 2015 02:06
EmmWoodPhotography
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Quote from Bob
When I saw this thread header I presumed, wrongly it turns out, that it might be a request for charitable Canon users to donate any unwanted cameras and lenses to those poor souls afflicted with Nikonitis.








I was one of those poor souls.. Until I was converted and stepped into the light that is Canon Haha




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