Best Buy Camera and Lens for Photo Contest

Posted on November 7, 2008. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , , |

Getting the best photo contest images leaves you no choice but to get the right tool. But if you have a poor camera and not so decent lens to start with, things might not go in your way. So, how do you get your hands on a better camera? RENT it! Yes, most professional photography stores have rental services that usually cost around $60 – $230/day (camera body and lens). Wise starters usually don’t buy expensive cameras but instead, they rent it for a day or two to get the images they want and register them on photo contests. This way, you can save more money than buying a set of photography equipments. But wait, if you want it cheap but still excellent for daily use and good enough to win picture contest, continue reading this article.

Of course there are tons more expensive cameras with very good features and produces excellent pictures that top photo competitions. No one worries about the resolution nowadays since almost all camera in the market has more pixels than most people will ever need or want. Even the cheapest camera that costs about $135 today has over 8MP which is already very good for everyday use and can produce excellent images for photo competitions. For the best possible camera for just about anything, fun or serious, I recommend Nikon D40.

Nikon D40

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The great thing about Nikon D40 is its light weight, you can carry it all day like not having a camera with you at all. This allows you to bring along the camera and not missing great shots everyday. D40 also makes magnificent results hand-held at slow speeds because it also have little shutter and mirror vibration, a perfect tool for picture contets.

Another fantastic feature of the D40 is its  big, bright, sharp, contrast and almost three-dimensional LCD screen. It looks the same regardless of the angle from which you view it. It’s the same vivid, accurate screen as on the D80, which I think is the same thing as the Nikon D200.

For picture contests, the Nikon D40 works perfectly well with the Nikon 18-55mm II kit lens which I believe has better optical performance in some ways than othee lenses. And again, its ultra lightweight!

Nikon 18-55mm II kit

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Perfect for photography contest at lower cost, the Nikon 18-55mm II kit has super close focus, unusually good zoom ring make it a joy to carry and use. A perfect partner for the D40.

The Nikon D40 and  Nikon 18-55mm II kit is a great deal for starters and will cost cheaper compared to any expensive digital cameras. Either everyday photography or photography contest, this duo is the perfect tool.

To see how John Warton, senior photo editor at Photo Laureates reviews photographs and meet, go to www.thephotochallenge.com

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