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Topic # 96685 2-Feb-2012 12:04
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Hi all,
I'm looking to buy a Canon DSLR body with a bit of mileage on the clock... maybe a 20D or a 10D or a 350D or similar.... it's for our daughter who is taking photography as one of her 6th form high school subjects. 
Also interested in buying a cheap fixed 35mm lens or kit-type zoom lens that'd suit a Canon EF mount. Thanks.




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Mike

Photographer/Videographer clickmedia.nz


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  Reply # 576266 2-Feb-2012 12:19
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Take a look on Trade Me :)

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  Reply # 576290 2-Feb-2012 13:17
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Firstin.co.nz has a Canon 1100D on today but I'd suggest taking a look at Smifu.com as well. They have cheaper pricing on new cameras and equipment.

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  Reply # 576378 2-Feb-2012 17:18
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The best and cheapest lens you could buy is a fixed 50mm 1.8 lens.  You can get them for as cheap as $150.00.
This will allow her to take great photo's with a huge amount of 'depth of field"
They are used for portrait photos. 



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  Reply # 576587 2-Feb-2012 22:45
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Hi - thanks for the suggestions, etc. (I hadn't seen that smifu site). TradeMe will probably be the one to keep an eye on if no-one here has something suitable.
I have a 50mm f1.8 myself that I was thinking of letting her use, but on a cropped-sensor camera it ends up being a little too 'long' for general photography.




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Mike

Photographer/Videographer clickmedia.nz


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  Reply # 576610 3-Feb-2012 03:30
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If she's going to take it to school etc, pick up an old 40D, should be able to get them for next to nothing these days and I've found it quite a bit nicer to hold than the smaller 400D style ones


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