Where can I buy the cheapest second hand camera

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Where can I buy the cheapest second hand camera that can be used in a concert. The camera must be able to zoom very far and in good condition. I hope that you will reply to me soon. Thanks alot.

-- Lai Xianping (delfiarelm@hotmail.com), April 10, 2002


It is not the camera that can zoom far but the lens you use. Also depends on where you are seating in the concert. But what you would probably need is an autofocus SLR, with a pretty long autofocus lens (depending on where you are sitting), depending on the strength of the lighting used in the concert hall, you would need a fast film (ISO 400 to 1000). But if it is a open air concert in the day, then it doesn't really matter probably ISO 100 to 200 would do if it is bright. A tripod (to steady your camera) may be necessary if you are really far away. You can check out places in Peninsular Plaza and Shopping Centre. I have bought 2 camera bodies from The Camera Workshop at Peninsular S.C. A new nikon FM2 ($690) and a second hand Nikon F801s ($500). You can get cheaper second hand bodies like the F601 or the Canon 500N, which are also not too bad. When it comes to long lens really depend on your budget. You can get lens of similar focal length but the price can vary significantly depending on the size of the max aperture. Large aperture lens (eg. f2.8) is more expensive but the good thing is that you can shoot your pictures at a lower lighting condition. Cheaper lens have aperture which varies between 2.8-4 or 3.5-4.5. The price difference is incredible but if you are just starting out no need to get a f2.8.

-- Kong Jin (jinboy@singnet.com.sg), April 10, 2002.

you can go to camera workshop beside peninsular hotel. they are resonable and the people are nice.

-- ingrid wee (kelgrid@hotmail.com), July 20, 2002.

Interested in a used Nikon FE10? contact me if interested..

-- LioNeL (lionel@ihavepms.com), September 07, 2002.

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