Camera and lens choice for new user
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    Camera and lens choice for new user

    by Josh_ » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:49 am

    G'day everyone
    I am wanting to buy a digital SLR for the purpose of photographing my leather goods.
    I would also like to use it on wildlife such as: deer, rabbits & foxes etc
    I believe I need some kind of macro lends for my leather products and another lens for my wildlife photography that goes to 300mm.

    I have only used 2 panasonics, the older G2 I believe it was and recently on a trip to Yellowstone the GX1 (both were leant to me)
    I'm undecided on the GX1 and thought I would possibly prefer the Nikon D3200.
    I would like to stay under $1000 but could stretch it to $1200-1400.

    Any advice on these 3 items would be very much appreciated :)

    Thank you
    Josh
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    Re: Camera and lens choice for new user

    by Busiboy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:41 am

    Welcome

    Changing systems won't leave you with a lot of change with the lenses you need.

    I'd think about the lenses for your current camera, you could do worse.
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    Re: Camera and lens choice for new user

    by W G » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:14 am

    Welcome Josh,

    A retired friend of mine bought the Canon Super-Zoom and it does him proud for the sort of thing you are talking about ..... and all for about 500 smackers.

    http://www.canon.com.au/For-You/Digital ... 0IS-Camera

    He tells me that an update was released at Photokina where they have extended the tele end of the zoom to 1200mm.

    His snaps from a recent trip to New York and the Grand Canyon look fine.

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    Re: Camera and lens choice for new user

    by Josh_ » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:46 pm

    Busiboy wrote:Welcome

    Changing systems won't leave you with a lot of change with the lenses you need.

    I'd think about the lenses for your current camera, you could do worse.


    Thanks Busiboy,I currently do not "own" anything, I borrowed said panasonics.
    I also read that Nikon's have alot more options as far as lenses go and want to know if it is a good platform to use for these applications.


    G'day W G
    Not a bad idea, I am concerned though that I would not be able to properly develop my photography skills with such a system.

    Cheers
    Josh
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    Re: Camera and lens choice for new user

    by W G » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:32 pm

    You might be right Josh,

    These cameras do not provide a great deal of manual control.

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    Re: Camera and lens choice for new user

    by Busiboy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:27 pm

    In that case have a look at a twin lens kit with a decent longer lens. A macro won't be too hard to find nor critical unless you plan on close ups.
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