Dslr advice please

Geordie Bry

Active Member
Just been on holidays took canon g11 with me but found it really limited for wildlife shots etc.( just couldn't get close enough)if I buy the likes of a canon 550 d what lens is best for capturing close ups un wildlife.
Thanks Bryan
 

twist

Distinguished Member
At the moment you have roughly 28-140mm with the G11, so perhaps a 70-300 of some sort. Whats your budget?
 

Geordie Bry

Active Member
Sorry should have said what lense to go with 550 d. Don't want to go daft until I know I won't get bored with it lol
 

Geordie Bry

Active Member
Ok looks like I'm gonna buy canon 550 d. What lens should I buy for photographing wildlife. Can spend up to £200 on lens. Memory card I have in my g11 is a sandisk extreme 111 30mbs edition 4gb .will it be ok. I've been offered £200 trade in for my g11 does that sound ok.
 

twist

Distinguished Member
If thats all Id say a 75-300 or a 55-250 IS. Youd probably be better off with the 55-250 as its stablilized and with long shots thats a great help even though its slightly shorter.
 
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Mike.P®

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Canon 100-400mm has a very good reputation.

Sell your G11 on here .. you should get a bit more than £200 .. infact I will give you more than that for it. ;)
 

Geordie Bry

Active Member
If thats all Id say a 75-300 or a 55-250 IS. Youd probably be better off with the 55-250 as its stablilized and with long shots thats a great help even though its slightly shorter.
Thanks twist. Would both lenses be canon lenses. It's all very new to me.Oh and will my current sd card do for now.
 
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Geordie Bry

Active Member
Mike.P®;14567382 said:
Canon 100-400mm has a very good reputation.

Sell your G11 on here .. you should get a bit more than £200 .. infact I will give you more than that for it. ;)
What's the going rate for a g 11 on here
 

twist

Distinguished Member
Yup both canons. Id say £200 is about right if youre not posting. No point in arguing over 10-15 when you have a buyer. The last one went on Ebay for 225 then take off fees then take off postage.
 

twist

Distinguished Member
Fees would be £15 and post would be £10 so Id say £200 is about right if you have an immediate buyer.
 

Geordie Bry

Active Member
Fees would be £15 and post would be £10 so Id say £200 is about right if you have an immediate buyer.
The £200 is a trade in price from local camera shop .there price for 550 d is £599 then there's the £30 cash back from cannon.
 

twist

Distinguished Member
Yes, as you can see the ratings are very good. Amazons also a good retailer so no issues.
 

Geordie Bry

Active Member
Yes, as you can see the ratings are very good. Amazons also a good retailer so no issues.
thanks again twist,got the camera today battery charging now is it worth buying a second battery.
really looking fwd to trying camera this weekend
 

twist

Distinguished Member
Batterys pretty good on those, I keep a charged spare in my bag as you cant always plan when you feel like taking a few snaps and nothing worse than realising the batteries flat. Dont bother with genuine batteries.
 

Geordie Bry

Active Member
Batterys pretty good on those, I keep a charged spare in my bag as you cant always plan when you feel like taking a few snaps and nothing worse than realising the batteries flat. Dont bother with genuine batteries.
Can you recommend a battery please.
Thanks Bryan
 

twist

Distinguished Member
Check out the model no. under the battery or search 550d battery on amazon. Otherwise ebay, on ebay if there are alot sold next to quantity it means its pretty good.
Amazon will have a rating as usual.
 

jenam93

Well-known Member
thanks again twist,got the camera today battery charging now is it worth buying a second battery.
really looking fwd to trying camera this weekend
Argh and I was about to post this is back in stock in Dixons at £570 incl 18-55 lens so with 3.03% off VAT-less price via TCB, £50 off via code NXJDIX50 and £30 back from Canon it would only set you back about £475!!
 

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