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Looking for my first Camera any advise?

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    Looking for my first Camera any advise?

    Hi,

    Anyone have any tips in what too look for in my first real camera? im looking for something to go splits with girlfriends on i want it more for filming and she would use it more for taking pictures!

    been doing some searchs for and found a few that come in question preiswise we are look to spend about €400-500

    any tips advise would be great as im a complete novice when it comes to camera, filming ect...

    I would just really like to start documenting some for the local blading here and learning how to edit will giving somethig to keep me busy in the winter months!

    thanks
    Steve

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    an entry level Canon DSLR like the t3i/600D.

    For photos, get a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

    For skating, get a Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 and a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. But, that's going to be more than your budget. Obviously, you can use both lenses for either video or photos, but they are both pretty much essential, in my opinion. Prepare to invest a stupid amount of money on camera gear, or just try not to acquire gear acquisition syndrome.

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      #3
      Well if you're splitting it between video and photo duties that pretty much points to getting a DSLR. I'm not sure what pricing in Europe is like, but the Canon T3i (aka 600D) is a really good starting point, and you should be able to find it used or refurbished for cheap. It will probably come with the 18-55 kit lens, which will get you started. The 50mm f1.8 is a great second lens, and for skating stuff after that you will probably want a fisheye. Most people will go with the "manybrand" fisheye, which made by Samyang in Korea and is sold under several different brand names like Samyang, Rokinon, Bower, Pro-Optic, Vivitar and others.

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        #4
        Also, the Tokina 11-16 is out of your budget, and definitely would not be one of my choices for a basic DSLR skate-filming kit. A fisheye will be more useful and cheaper.

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          #5
          Thanks guys,

          very helpfull!

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            #6
            let me as the lone nikon guy step in and say i cant speak highly enough about the entry level nikon options out there. If you find someone with old lenses for nikon(or canon), scoop them up. Alot of parents haven old film lenses laying around unused, get them.

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