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Re: Camera Shop

Postby tankee » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:25 am

You can try these 2 shops. They are quite popular with local photographers.

M S Color
http://www.mscolor.com.sg/e_quote.htm

John 3:16
http://www.john316photo.com/

Cathay Photo price may be reasonable too, but be sure to get e-quote.

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Re: Camera Shop

Postby Intermezzo » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:56 am

i usually get from Cathay Photo. or if anyone you know coming back from overseas you can ask them to help you check the shops at airport? believe the price can be cheaper.

imho EOS 7D seems very the pro if just for a photography module.. is the model specified by his school? rather expensive if ends up a white elephant...

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Re: Camera Shop

Postby jtoh » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:09 am

The EOS 7D is a rather expensive model for a student. There are more affordable models for a student to hone his skills on.

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Re: Camera Shop

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:23 am

if the EOS 7D were to become a white elephant, I will offer myself to be a karang guni man
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Re: Camera Shop

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:05 pm

these days, a thousand dollars will be able to get a good DSLR system for a beginner, does not matter others are getting a more expensive system

an expensive system is only worthwhile if the enthusiasm is proven, and given the technology today, better systems with better specs keep appearing faster than before, hence any system will soon be a white elephant unless the hobby / enthusiasm is sustained .... having used more than 10 cameras in the last 30 years
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Re: Camera Shop

Postby Intermezzo » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:13 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:if the EOS 7D were to become a white elephant, I will offer myself to be a karang guni man


err.. insider.. i think everyone here is already eyeing the eos 7D that you haven't even bought.. :rotflmao:

i think the EOS 600D might be a more reasonable choice for students.

btw, must it be a DSLR? many of the semi-pro point-and-shoot cameras can be almost just as good, and without the hassle of changing lenses.

the troublesome thing about getting a DSLR is that you'd probably need to get a few different lenses to shoot different subjects. and each lens can easily cost a few hundreds.

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Re: Camera Shop

Postby ZacK » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:36 pm

I would recommend John 3:16, if you goto Clubsnap Forum, I think overall they have pretty good reviews as being honest in their dealings. ... http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threads/ ... ost4589628

I didnt get my DSLR from them as back then I was shopping around and needed a shop that has the time to explain slowly to a layman like me. John 3:16 is usually very packed so it helps if you already know what you want and then go in straight away order. My only experience was when I wanted to get a spare original Mfr battery for my cam, I almost bought from a shop in Peninsula who quoted me SGD80 for the battery. As their stock was out, I walked back to Funan and went into John 3:16. The first quote John 3:16 gave me was SGD65 for the original battery which is a good SGD15 bucks cheaper then the shop at Peninsula...

Anyway I am using a Nikon D7000 and loving it... Your son dun wanna consider Nikon? :evil:

Re your question on dry box... If he uses his camera very often i.e. will operate the camera maybe at least weekly, think he can still do without. I have a friend who carries his camera around all the time and he does not use a dry box as his camera is almost always ON. If he is like me due to time constraints I may touch my camera once in a few weeks type, may be better to consider a dry box. I bought a digital dry cabinet to store my camera body and a few lens... May be a worthwhile investment (for the dry cabinet) since you are already spending thousands on the camera.

Maybe you can check out this thread... On buy/sell CANON stuff, maybe can find some good buy there: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forums/1 ... -Equipment

One guy selling off a mint 7D: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threads/ ... -fulll-box

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Re: Camera Shop

Postby tankee » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:20 pm

insider wrote:According to him, his camera will be used to make short movies as well (he has to do a few of movies project during his 3 years course). I know minimal about cameras and what they are capable of doing (cameras can be used to shoot HD movies??).

Anyway, am going to Sim Lim now to look see look see, whether to buy a D7 or a 60D. We have agreed to buy subject to him working during his one month holidays for my friend moving cartons to pay me back 50% of the camera cost. Mum doesn't print $$$...

So far the lowest I can find is $2550 incl GST with cash payment. If really become white elephant, then will sell it off as a second hand.

PS: Is it necessary to buy a dry box for this type of camera? Sigh...one cost after another...



Sim Lim :scared: :yikes: :faint:

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Re: Camera Shop

Postby snowman.697 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:56 pm

7D can do hd video? I don't remember. The eos 600d does a good job though :)

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Re: Camera Shop

Postby ZacK » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 pm

Wow insider fast hand fast leg, say go only then buy already lol...

Can check here for a gauge of the price for dry cabinets: http://www.reddotphoto.com.sg/ecommerce ... hp?catid=5

The dry cabinet I bought is the 48L AIPO. So far ok for me, but my friend bought same time as me (beginning of the year) said his humidity sensor went haywire already: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threads/716073-AIPO-Dry-Cabinet-Distributor-(Singapore)?highlight=dry+cabinet

Yeap Clubsnap is the forum to go for all things on photography. Lots of sharing there... Sometimes worth checking out the 2nd lens there cos this is fairly expensive hobby :oops:
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