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which camera to buy under £700

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by woozor, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. woozor

    Gangster

    Joined: May 9, 2009

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    Location: Kent

    I’m looking st picking up a camera to get into photography

    Is there anything better than the Fuji xt2 +18-55mm used for the price now? They seem to be going for £600-£700 now with that lens
     
  2. Hybridtheory

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    I am in similar situation with photography growing on me.

    I went with a Nikon D5600 + AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, picked it up new for £349 all in with delivery, this was coming from a old Fuji S9500 bridge camera.

    What was your reason for going with a mirroless camera ?
     
  3. woozor

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    Joined: May 9, 2009

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    Location: Kent

    No specific reason I just liked how the xt2 looks and the feel in hand. Plus reviews are all good for them. I just want to get the best my budget allows really and they have dropped on the used market now to around £650 with the 18-55 lens
     
  4. Razor-BladE

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    Location: Bristol

    Personally I think mirrorless is the way to go, especially if you're starting out. You're more likely to take it with you being smaller and lighter than a DSLR. Plus the quality in mirrorless cameras nowadays means that you're unlikely to reach the limits of the camera before you want to upgrade, rather than need to upgrade.
     
  5. Gredawarha

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    I own a xt1 and previously owned the 18-55 "kit lens". I really regret selling the lens when I sold my previous xe1.

    I'm not sure on the pricing but I think if you're happy with the price then you'll be happy with both the xt2 and 18-55.
     
  6. Drollic

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    Location: East Midlands

    The only slight negative is the price of the lenses compared to dlsr, in particular sigma and tamron. It's otherwise a solid camera and now thanks to firmware updates, better than it was at launch, noticeably so with subject tracking.
     
  7. philstanbridge

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    Location: West Coast of Scotland

    Nikon D7500 you may be able to pick one up at that price. Mine wasn't much more than that. But you would need to invest in some glass. Second hand prices are pretty good at the moment.
     
  8. woozor

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    Location: Kent

    What would be the best lens for car photography to have first? This would be for the Fuji xt2

    This is static shoots moody lighting car parks grimey street style photos.
     
  9. Gredawarha

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    Fuji have some excellent prime lenses, if you know what focal length you prefer it might be best to choose based on that preference but I'm guessing you're not sure do the 18-55 would be a good choice. If you find using the 18-55 you tend to shoot at a particular focal length you can move on to a prime later.

    As I mentioned earlier in a post I regret selling mine as it's a good lens with a handy focal range.
     
  10. Spleen Sauce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 16, 2005

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    Pick up an X-E3 with the 23mm f2 prime from the Fuji UK refurb site. Bit cheaper and should give you scope for your street stuff.

    Edit: I’ve got a 5% off voucher for the Fuji refurb store if you need it. Works even with the current discounts.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
  11. LiE

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  12. Spleen Sauce

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
  13. EGuitarStar

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    It's so close to Black Friday and Christmas sales I'd hold off making the purchase if you can and see if you can get a better bargain.