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Recomendations for online Camera gear.

Graeme Edwards

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Hi all,

Im looking to treat my self to a 50mm prime. Im just wondering where to look to get a good deal. Ive found it at around £77-£100. But im not sure what sites to trust. I usualy use wearhouseexpress, but they are on the more expensiveside.

Any pointers?

Cheers.
 

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Graeme Edwards said:
Hi all,

Im looking to treat my self to a 50mm prime. Im just wondering where to look to get a good deal. Ive found it at around £77-£100. But im not sure what sites to trust. I usualy use wearhouseexpress, but they are on the more expensiveside.

Any pointers?

Cheers.


You cant go worng with Wh*rehouseexpress, i have purchased lots of good stuff from them, although you could try the http://www.digital-cameras.com/ (they occasionally have a good deal) or i have had some stuff from http://www.parkcameras.com/.

Amazon is always worth a check though.
 

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Do you shoot canon or nikon? If its the former, then your best bet is probably to order from a chap known as Kerso - he runs a ebay shop stocking canon gear but also does special deals for members over on the talkphotography forums, he's currently offering Canon 50mm f1.8 for £70 posted. They ship from Scotland so no need to worry about import taxes etc.

http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums ... ight=kerso

EDIT: Not entirely sure if that offer is still running. Worth dropping him a PM to find out though.
 

Jase

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BigTom said:
Do you shoot canon or nikon? If its the former, then your best bet is probably to order from a chap known as Kerso - he runs a ebay shop stocking canon gear but also does special deals for members over on the talkphotography forums, he's currently offering Canon 50mm f1.8 for £70 posted. They ship from Scotland so no need to worry about import taxes etc.

http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums ... ight=kerso

EDIT: Not entirely sure if that offer is still running. Worth dropping him a PM to find out though.

I bought my Nifty 50 from him on ebay, was £55 delivered last year! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRAND-NEW-CANON-5 ... 7C294%3A50 Great lens but feels like a tacky piece of cr*p to be honest :lol:
 

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Are you after a Canon lens Graeme? What f stop are you looking for?

Dave.
 

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I got my nifty fifty recently from Amazon for £83. That was the least expensive I could find from a reputable outlet.

A lot of camera gear is going up in price, I guess due to the weak pound. When I first considered a 50mm f/1.8 they were about £60... :(
 

Graeme Edwards

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Thanks guys, thats given me something to be getting along with. Ill check them all out.

Dave, I was thinking the F1.8 The F1.4 USM would be really nice, but at around £250, its way over my measly budget.

Cheers.
 

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Yow, things certainly have gone up! I think I also picked it up for about £55 last year. Canon keep that lens around and cheap for the photography students, but it's pretty much the only way you'll get below f2.8 for anything less than serious cash.

It's plasticy as hell, but it does take some really nice pics, perfect for low-light so long as you're happy not being able to zoom.
 

Graeme Edwards

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It is really naff when you get your hands on it, so flimsy, but it does take a good picture. Ive used one ( Dans ).



If I had a bottomless pocket I would go for the 1.4 USM. Hmmmm, such a dreamer. :lol:
 

George Farmer

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I love my f/1.8. I use it a lot for non-macro aquarium stuff and it's great for full-tank shots. Really sharp. Super portrait lens too. I'll have mine fixed to a second DSLR at a forthcoming wedding shoot.

Sure, build quality is terrible, but unless you're out and about all day with your camera taking a battering, it should last you well. Long enough to save for a 1.4...

The auto focus tends to hunt in lower light wide open but I usually manually focus anyway.

You simply cannot find a better value lens.
 

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I agree with all the above regarding the 1.8, in terms of what you get for the money you spend, you'd be hard pressed to find a better deal on any lens. Don't own it myself but borrowed a friends for a while, image quality is very good :D
 
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