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Which DSLR to go for?

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Cheers Paul. You have been a breath of fresh air m8.
 

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Now go out and find some decent subjects to practice all the settings on. Try everything once at least, until it becomes second nature to you.
 

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Yep that should be fine
 

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Yep that should be fine
Nice 1. I ordered it.
Anyway here is the camera.
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At the front of the camera as you can see the plastic clip-on, well I reversed it and saw how this thing can protect the lens from the rain.
Or, is this attachment for something else?
 

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Good luck with the new camera and enjoy a cracking purchase. Surprised it requires a compact flash card but apart from clunkiness, there’s nowt wrong.

Re your plastic thing, that’s to protect the front of your lens ... when turned the other way around lol :D Mainly from the rain and knocks but it also helps prevent flare when shooting towards the sun.
 

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Good luck with the new camera and enjoy a cracking purchase. Surprised it requires a compact flash card but apart from clunkiness, there’s nowt wrong.

Re your plastic thing, that’s to protect the front of your lens ... when turned the other way around lol :D Mainly from the rain and knocks but it also helps prevent flare when shooting towards the sun.
Ah ok, I will turn it back around lol.
But yeh some interesting information you gave me there.
Cheers.

Now go out and find some decent subjects to practice all the settings on. Try everything once at least, until it becomes second nature to you.
Cheers m8.
 

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I just wanted to say a massive thanks to all of those who have helped me dearly. It really has been a wonderful comfort knowing I wasn't totally on my own with buying my first DSLR. I am just waiting for my memory card now and should be here in the next day or two. I put off going into the city centre or town, as it's proper crowded down there and with this virus knocking about I didn't want to take any chances. So just waiting on the card and reading mostly and getting ready to do my first photography trip with my new camera.

I will upload some of my first pictures sometime at the end of this new week. I should have the memory card by Mon/Tues, latest.

Customer services at Wex were fantastic and very supportive, Quite fascinating really as my usual luck with customer services with other places has not been as good. So that too is very nice to know that I can rely on them again if I need to. Smashing site though., lots of goodies on there and of course, if I need any help with anything I see on there, well I can just ask for advice here. Oh, and my fear for buying second hand has gone now, so least I know I can save some pennies in the future.

Great forum as well btw, I am enjoying it a lot. Just so glad that I got that email a small while ago asking me where I was. It just came out the blue and look how far I have come with buying my first DSLR. I think it is fair to say I have found some great friends.

Cheers heaps for all your support.
It means a lot. :wave:
 

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Many thanks for the great feedback and glad you’re happy with the purchase.

Looking forward to seeing your results.
 

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Congratulations on your new camera. Enjoy!
 

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[memory should be here tomorrow]

Btw, since playing around with the camera settings I have experienced with pressing the shutter button, well the built-in flash will open and even when I press the AF back button this same thing happens. Is this normal?

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Read the manual. I have an EOS 7D with a built-in flash and I don't recall whether the flash automatically pops up when there is not enough light for a good exposure. If you have the camera on full Program mode, it makes sense to me that the camera will decide that a flash is needed.
 

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Read the manual. I have an EOS 7D with a built-in flash and I don't recall whether the flash automatically pops up when there is not enough light for a good exposure. If you have the camera on full Program mode, it makes sense to me that the camera will decide that a flash is needed.
Ah right thanks.
 

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Yes I think it does if set that way...probably in full auto mode.
If you can find a menu option that says 'clear all custom settings' (in the tab with the camera and dots underneath)....it might be good to exercise that option and then start again...you might have several button functions that have been configured by the last user which could confuse things.
 

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Yes I think it does if set that way...probably in full auto mode.
If you can find a menu option that says 'clear all custom settings' (in the tab with the camera and dots underneath)....it might be good to exercise that option and then start again...you might have several button functions that have been configured by the last user which could confuse things.
Yes, I have been studying the manual and will look for the 'clear all custom settings'. My camera is sitting here still so just waiting still on this damn memory card lol. But yeh cheers for your help image,
 

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So I FINALLY, I received my memory card today, and so I excitedly nipped out into the garden to take some pictures and came back indoors. I hooked my canon up to the computer but nothing was suggested that the computer had recognized my camera. So after researching how to transfer my pictures to the computer, it turns out I need a card reader.

Suggestions?
 

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We have lift off.

I inserted the cable into another port and I uploaded my pictures. :clapping:

Soooo, get myself together, grab my wellies and off into the park I gooooooo.

Will have some pictures for laters.

Thanks again Snips.
 

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Update.

I captured my pictures earlier, and I am overwhelmed by the results. I am in love with the background blur effect in creative auto. I have been sitting here most of the evening studying my pictures information and have started a folder with my edited pictures. I will be out hitting the park again first thing tomorrow morning, so by tomorrow early evening, I will definitely upload my pictures.

Cheers.
 

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Now, sit back and think about how much happier you would have been if you'd bought a Nikon. :ops:

Sorry, just kidding. Canon owners are people too. ;)
 

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When I was in the park taking pictures of the squirrels and this photographer came over. Old fella, camera bag and few cameras. One of the cameras he had was a Canon 70D. Anyway he asked me what my I was shooting in and I said live shooting, and he said, nah try viewfinder so as I tried the viewfinder well I was having problems trying to get a shot, and he said, let me look at your camera. So I passed him the camera, and he tried but was having the same problems as me and it turns out that there is a fault with the camera as the shutter stays open when the live view is disabled only it opens and shuts immediately when in live view shooting. Just shows yeh aye. It's a good thing he came over because if he never did I would have had an iffy camera and never knew.

So I am going to get on to Wex and get a refund.

I am not going second hand again, especially, with this being my very first DSLR. Yeh, I could get it repaired but hmm, it just doesn't sit well with me knowing I have already had a problem with this camera. I am gonna go brand new from now on.
 
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What a bad experience....and it’s very odd as surely the camera would have been tested in that mode...have you talked it through with Wex. Is this confused with the ‘mirror up’ function where the mirror doesn’t move just the shutter ? That function is used to stop vibration when using a tripod...it may have been left on
 

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What a bad experience....and it’s very odd as surely the camera would have been tested in that mode...have you talked it through with Wex. Is this confused with the ‘mirror up’ function where the mirror doesn’t move just the shutter ? That function is used to stop vibration when using a tripod...it may have been left on
I just emailed them.

How do I fix the mirror thingy? What do I do with the mirror up function?? Is there a setting I have to switch off in settings? I have no idea what to do?

Cheers for the tip.
 
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