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Sub £100 set up

Discussion in 'Photos & Photography' started by Van-Wild, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Van-Wild

    Van-Wild Nomad

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    I want to get into photography. I have enrolled on a basic online course and I'll have to send digital photographs to a tutor during the course for assessment and critique.

    Can anyone recommend a basic camera set up for £100 OR LESS. I am happy to buy second hand or reconditioned if someone recommends a camera. I only need a basic set up to learn the basics and if I get into it more then I will upgrade as I need.

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  2. Mark Baigent

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  3. Mark Baigent

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    Just a thought, the course may require that your camera can be operated manually. I would check that.
     
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    It depends on how simple you want.
    A point and shoot is good enough to learn composition and use of lighting. If you don't get those right the fanciest camera isn't much use. But if you want more control over shutter speed, ISO, aperture, focus etc then you need a bit more camera.
    You should be able to get something like a Canon EOS400D and an 18-55mm kit lens for £100 or less these days. Old tech now in the fast paced digital SLR world, but perfectly competent and has auto, semi-auto and full manual modes so you can learn as you go. As you progress you can buy different and better lenses and as long as you stick to the same system then just upgrade the body later on, and still have all your lenses.
    The course you are taking should give you an indication of what kind of camera is suitable.
     
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