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April 26, 2011 @ 15:09:49 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
OK, I know nothing about cameras so I need some help.

What is a good DSLR and lense to start with? Trying to get a gift for someone. No film. Has to be digital to start with.

Thanks for the help in advance.


I'm a Canon fan and I think any of the rebels would be good to start off with. I personally like the T2i a lot, although I do have the 7D. Definitely get the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens for about $100. It is a great lens for a bargain price.
April 26, 2011 @ 17:55:52 PM
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- Btw, I owned a Canon s95 and I got rid of it cause I hated how the white looked so bright so I would like suggestions on something that isnt this


You sure you didn't just over expose? It's quite usual to shoot at -1/3 exposure with the s95. I do this, and i've never been bothered with the whites...
April 27, 2011 @ 03:33:20 AM
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what's a good lens to get for a nikon after playing around with the 18-55 kit lens?
will primarily be using for portraits/stills, and video.
April 27, 2011 @ 13:20:15 PM
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Canon t2i has dropped in price after the t3i came out. But the t2i is definitely a good starter camera. Same goes for nikon d90. If you don't want to spend that kind of money, the d3000 from Nikon or Canons 1000d are pretty decent too!

On another note; just picked up this pretty little thing:



I'm a Canon fan and I think any of the rebels would be good to start off with. I personally like the T2i a lot, although I do have the 7D. Definitely get the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens for about $100. It is a great lens for a bargain price.


Thanks fellas
April 27, 2011 @ 20:21:49 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
what's a good lens to get for a nikon after playing around with the 18-55 kit lens?
will primarily be using for portraits/stills, and video.


Portraits and stuff, I'd say a 35 or 50mm. I love my 35mm haha!
April 27, 2011 @ 22:02:32 PM
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Portraits and stuff, I'd say a 35 or 50mm. I love my 35mm haha!


yeah i was thinking that would be my next move, any suggestions on specific lenses?
April 27, 2011 @ 22:33:58 PM
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Like brands and aperture? Since you shoot Nikon just get Nikon's 35mm or 50mm f/1.8, if you got the dough then the f/1.4 obv.
April 27, 2011 @ 23:25:56 PM
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Like brands and aperture? Since you shoot Nikon just get Nikon's 35mm or 50mm f/1.8, if you got the dough then the f/1.4 obv.


thanks for the advice!
April 30, 2011 @ 19:21:32 PM
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You sure you didn't just over expose? It's quite usual to shoot at -1/3 exposure with the s95. I do this, and i've never been bothered with the whites...


I didnt like it, any advice for another camera?
May 01, 2011 @ 06:35:10 AM
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What about the Panasonic LX5?
May 01, 2011 @ 11:40:14 AM
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I was actually looking at that one, thats the one thats practically a Leica Dlux 5 correct?
May 01, 2011 @ 12:53:09 PM
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Just curious what kind of camera doesn't it take to get this kind of quality in a video? Also what are the fps used when it was edited.

youtube(dot)com/watch?v=l6iwd0mGOcI&feature=related
May 02, 2011 @ 05:52:55 AM
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I was actually looking at that one, thats the one thats practically a Leica Dlux 5 correct?


LX5 is practally a Leica Dlux 5, you're correct.

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May 03, 2011 @ 21:22:51 PM
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Just curious what kind of camera doesn't it take to get this kind of quality in a video? Also what are the fps used when it was edited.

youtube(dot)com/watch?v=l6iwd0mGOcI&feature=related


Probably a 5D Mark II, but you could probably get that quality with a 7D/T2i, most people would make it 24fps
May 04, 2011 @ 02:48:16 AM
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Is there any difference between SLR camera bodies like the d3000, d700, or even d3x. Is it the same quality pic? same with cannon.
May 04, 2011 @ 05:53:49 AM
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Is there any difference between SLR camera bodies like the d3000, d700, or even d3x. Is it the same quality pic? same with cannon.


Huge difference. There's a REASON why their thousands of dollars apart.

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May 04, 2011 @ 06:20:51 AM
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I currently have a Nikon D60 with twin kit lenses and the 35mm 1.8 lens as well. What do you guys recommend as my next lens? Preferably a zoom that is good for carrying around/travelling and stuff.
May 04, 2011 @ 17:39:21 PM
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Well if you have the twins lens kit, and 35mm, why do you think you need a new lens?
I mean you have 18-200 covered, there's no need for a new lens, unless you want wide angle, which you dont.

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May 04, 2011 @ 18:42:59 PM
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The aperture is too small on both of the kit lenses. I was thinking of a getting a lens so that i wouldn't have to keep swapping between the two.
May 04, 2011 @ 19:29:39 PM
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24-70 f/2.8 from Tamron or Sigma? I tried the Tamron version for a while. It was a sharp lens.

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May 05, 2011 @ 01:21:32 AM
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been contemplating about getting a t2i or t3i.

what are the differences in terms of video mode?
May 05, 2011 @ 05:49:37 AM
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T2i with magic latern. Hands down.

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May 05, 2011 @ 06:46:29 AM
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^ I don't think there's much difference in terms of quality,
the t3i has manual audio adjustment and the t2i doesn't
there's ways around this...

Magic Lantern sounds cool just not sure about downloading
something onto my camera

I'm planning on getting a T2i, T3i is a but too expensive

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May 05, 2011 @ 14:25:13 PM
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If the t3i is too expensive, just the t2i with magic latern then.

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May 05, 2011 @ 19:17:30 PM
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any ideas about the nikon 35-70mm f/2.8?
May 05, 2011 @ 23:36:42 PM
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Which would be better for video? D5100 or T3i?
May 05, 2011 @ 23:54:44 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Which would be better for video? D5100 or T3i?


T3i.

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May 05, 2011 @ 23:55:13 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations. The reviews for the Tamron don't sound to good though haha.
May 05, 2011 @ 23:56:47 PM
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24-70 f/2.8 from Tamron or Sigma? I tried the Tamron version for a while. It was a sharp lens.

Thanks for the recommendations. The reviews for the Tamron don't sound to good though haha.
May 06, 2011 @ 16:12:55 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations. The reviews for the Tamron don't sound to good though haha.


I heard the Sigma one was better. But i would honestly just get a Tamron or Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 and a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. But that's alot of money.

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