Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £400

Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £400

Postby Merlin1736 on Thu 03 Jan 2019, 11:02 pm

Hi folks,

I’ve been going to various UK Airshows for a few years now, and have only used an Olympus point and shoot, so think it’s about time I upgraded a bit, but there’s no way I can justify £1000 + worth of kit.

As per the subject header, I wonder if you experienced guys could recommend a half decent, older and cheaper DSLR setup, that will still give me reasonable results. I’d like something that works well for UK skies (I.e. Cloudy), and if possible not to heavy or complicated.

Many thanks

Carl
(Derbyshire)
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Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

Postby elterwater on Fri 04 Jan 2019, 8:11 am

This is currently my second shooter combo for airshows alongside my D610/200-500mm.

Nikon D7000 - £204:
https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipmen ... ku-796129/

Nikon 70-300 AF-S VR - £184:
https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipmen ... ku-776003/

Stretch a bit more to the D7100 and you'll go from 16MP to 24MP which will allow you to crop better and preserve the quality.
https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipmen ... ku-795781/
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Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

Postby Merlin1736 on Fri 04 Jan 2019, 5:28 pm

Elterwater, thanks for your reply, that’s just the sort of info I’m after. I’ve been looking at a Fuji XT1 which secondhand is reasonable, but I imagine the lenses are expensive.
Merlin1736

Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

Postby flashman8 on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 10:36 am

Merlin1736 wrote:Elterwater, thanks for your reply, that’s just the sort of info I’m after. I’ve been looking at a Fuji XT1 which secondhand is reasonable, but I imagine the lenses are expensive.


You may be able to assemble an outfit by buying second hand gear from these two places that I have used in the past, with no problems at all.... :biggrin:

https://ffordes.com/

http://www.mifsuds.com/

hope this helps........... :wink:
Sony A700, A550, , Minolta 135, 500, Sigma 10-20, Sony 18-70, 50,70-300GSSM,Tamron 17-50,90mm
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Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

Postby Merlin1736 on Sat 05 Jan 2019, 1:57 pm

Thanks Flashman8, I’ll take a look at them, cheers :up:
Merlin1736


Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

Postby Jakesplanes on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 10:01 am

I’d agree with the d7000 I still use mine as backup to my 7200. For a cheap lens, consider the Tamron 70-300, good bang for the buck.
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Re: Recommend older but still good kit for a beginner sub £4

Postby Merlin1736 on Sun 13 Jan 2019, 5:08 pm

Thanks for your comments guys :up: :up:
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