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Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by tommytuc1, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. tommytuc1

    tommytuc1 New Member

    Hi all

    I have wanted to get into digital photography for a while now and I thoughtthis was a good place to start.

    I have been using a Fuji s9600 and would like to move to a DSLR.

    I have been offered a Nikon D70 for £80 inc 18-55 vr af-s lense. I know itis only 6MP but was wondering if this would be a good start in the real digitalworld.

    Any help would be appreciated


  2. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Hi there. :)

    So your are near Dumfries and Galloway :D (only kidding)

    As for the Nikon D70 it would be nice to aim for a few more pixels.

    What do you mainly shoot on the s9600 and do you print you images?

    6MP does not give you alot of cropping room. IMHO
  3. tommytuc1

    tommytuc1 New Member

    I normally shoot the kids, dog etc some landscape and just view photos on the pc and make up slideshows from them.

    I have only printed a few out but it’s that important to me

    I had read a couple of reviews (a little out of date maybe) and it seems ok

    I would like to keep the budget down at the mo (looking to treat myself in the January sales to something in the mid teen MP wise)

    £150 - 200 for body & lens

    Any suggestions please ??
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  4. mark_jacobs

    mark_jacobs Retired

    Welcome to the forum Martin :)

    I will leave it to other forum members to offer advice/opinion regards the camera/lens you have been offered. A 7+ year old DSLR, I wonder what other introduction to the world of a DSLR handling etc. you could get for £80 - I'm sure we'll be informed ;)

    Pixel count is not everything… most importantly you should handle the camera, and others, and find out if it fits/feels comfortable to you or not. You may well be buying into a system long term.

    Further help stickies here.
  5. Tony Everett

    Tony Everett Active Member

    Hello, and welcome to the forum.
  6. Just_Dave

    Just_Dave Well-Known Member

    Hi Martin

    Welcome to AP :)
  7. mediaman

    mediaman Well-Known Member

    Hi Martin, and welcome to the mad house :)
  8. lisadb

    lisadb Well-Known Member

    Hi Martin,

    welcome aboard. :)

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