1. Sto

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    I’ve wanted a DSLR for half my life.... didn’t happen. Then smart phones came along and I snapped away fairly happily, 1000s of pics , but where’s the depth, the creativity the artistry ( no not the hearts and flowers frames) the magic, the challenge. We want to get a DSLR but which one? We would mainly be shooting wildlife and landscapes in various light settings, it would need to have WiFi at least as my husband is an artist and wants high quality images for that. He likes pixels, I’m interested in AF spread, ISO and FPS , not sure about an internal flash ( I think they go off willy nilly and ruin a shot) but probably better for us beginners, video too. I’m thinking a Beginner friendly Intermediate Camera as we don’t have the cash to keep upgrading and are keen to learn. Hubs is keen on the Mirrorless Fuji Xt -2
    Any advice appreciated as it’s bewildering out there. Nice to meet you all and looking forward to learning lots
     
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  2. G.K.Jnr.

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    Hi, And welcome aboard TP."Enjoy".
     
  3. Sto

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    Thank you G.K Jnr
     
  4. Norkie

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    :welcome: to the forum Sto :wave:

    I've got a Fuji X-T2, you won't regret owning one.
     
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  5. Sto

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    Thanks Norkie, it’s definitely a strong possibility, I was also considering the Canon 80D or 6D Mk 2. Can’t decide and know even less about Nikon
     
  6. Sto

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    Although if I had Canon 80D I could afford a better lens and it may be more compatible with our elderly MAC
     
  7. Sto

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    It’s like wading through treacle then there’s the old Mac to consider hurts . Lots of great info, though so far the only thing I know for sure is that a camera takes photos and may or may not have video. Everything else seems to boil down to What do you want it for? How much are you willing to pay? How heavy it is to lug around/ease of use.
     
  8. Norkie

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    Set a budget and stick to it.
    The Canon 80D is a super camera and range of lenses is vast!
     
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  9. Sto

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    Thanks Norkie. We’ve got a budget of £1500 and not a penny more! My old man loves his old Fuji Film and has just said can’t we update that one! I’m just going to slink quietly to the wall and bang my head on it!
     
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  10. petersmart

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    Have you considered going the other way?

    Buy a cheapish S/H camera like the 40D (which I have) or the 350D (which I also have) and a really good lens like the a canon L lens - the 24-105 S/H is about £400 S/H:

    https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equi...es/canon-ef-24-105mm-f-4-l-is-usm/sku-755525/

    Then use a program like AI Gigapixel which will give you huge images to crop and edit as you want.

    And lenses are always an excellent buy if they are in good condition.

    Then later, if or when, you feel you need to move up the lens will still be with you.

    I used my 350D for 5 years until I felt I had finally outgrown it.

    Total spend less than £600.
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  11. Sto

    Sto

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    I’m looking at the 40D on e bay
     

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