View Full Version : DSLR on a (very) tight budget

09-09-10, 01:36 PM
Hi all, first post so be gentle!

I'm always been quite keen on photography but I've never actually got around to purchasing any "proper" kit.

I'd like to get myself a decent DSLR but I'm on an incredibly tight budget so will be looking to get something second hand.

Could I get some opinions on what camera would be a good starter for me, what spec I should be looking for etc.

The two main areas I will be looking to photograph are firstly speedway. I support our local speedway team and think I'd like to start photographing them. I'm also a keen walker so it would be good to combine photography with that.

Any advice would be appreciated.


10-09-10, 05:25 PM
Hi all, first post so be gentle!
I'm on an incredibly tight budget

Define Incredibly tight?

Well, budget cameras:
Nikon d3000, soon to be replaced by d3100 so expect a price drop
Canon 1000d
Sony a290
pentax kX

Lenses you'll need
For speedway you'll be wanting a telephoto, so have a look at the sigma 70-300 apo DG.

For general walkabout the kit lens supplied should do the job.

Should you require the sharpest possible picture and best low light lens, then you'll want a 50mm f/1.8 :)