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Mar 12, 2008 @ 16:31
Rebel XTi or XSi
So I saved up all last year for a rebel xti and then last month I heard about the xsi. Anybody own or know enough about the XTi or Xsi to tell me whether or not the XSi is worth the extra $200-$300?! Is the XTi worth it's $500?! If not what should I get in the $500/10 megapixel range?
Mar 12, 2008 @ 18:19
1. small questions thread.

2. you might as well save up and get the XSi, it's 12mp with a much nicer quality body.
Mar 12, 2008 @ 21:35
thats it tho? 2 megs and a nicer body? doesn't seem like its worth it... :/
Mar 13, 2008 @ 10:52
then dont fuckin buy one.
Mar 13, 2008 @ 12:25
Get the XTi and save up for lenses..

Moved.
Mar 14, 2008 @ 00:37
For you D40 owners:

What third party lenses do you use?
+ any old nikon f mount lenses (obviously M focus) ?
Mar 15, 2008 @ 18:19
found this http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pho/607176024.html

He didn't put down a price, but im not exactly sure how much to offer. I think the case retails for like $70. Anybody have a price that i should suggest?
Mar 15, 2008 @ 19:57
For you D40 owners:

What third party lenses do you use?
+ any old nikon f mount lenses (obviously M focus) ?


I don't personally own any, but I've tried/have friends who own various ones. Most third party companies are pretty good. Tamron, Sigma and Tokina are probably the best, IMO. I'm currently saving up for a 10mm Tokina fisheye for my D40. I've heard excellent things about it.
Mar 15, 2008 @ 23:48
Not sure if it's been asked in here, but anyways I've got a D40 right now and have the kit lens and a 55-200mm lens. I'm really interested in picking up a fisheye lens for it as well. What would you guys recommend, and on average how much do they tend to cost? I'm not looking to spend an outrageous amount at the moment. Any help is really appreciated.
Mar 16, 2008 @ 11:18
Not sure if it's been asked in here, but anyways I've got a D40 right now and have the kit lens and a 55-200mm lens. I'm really interested in picking up a fisheye lens for it as well. What would you guys recommend, and on average how much do they tend to cost? I'm not looking to spend an outrageous amount at the moment. Any help is really appreciated.


The Nikon 10.5mm fisheye is $590 at B&H and Adorama, and that's the cheapest fisheye Nikon makes. Tokina makes a 10mm fisheye for Nikon dSLR's and that's around $550. I'd personally go with the Tokina; it's cheaper and similar quality. Either lens would need to be manually focused with a D40, so that factor doesn't need to be worried about.
Mar 17, 2008 @ 12:39
Check out this link from Canon: LINK

It referes to DSLRs in general, not specifically Canon. There is a lot of good information there. D40s, and XTis are great starter cameras. The prices are dropping now because new models are coming out and our economy sucks. Get out to your local photography store and play with the cameras.
Mar 21, 2008 @ 18:29
good inexpensive camera for a beginner photographer?
whats a good inexpensive camera for a beginner photographer to work with I'm new to photography and id like to try it as a hobby, i have no experience with it so i'd like to obtain some knowledge from you guys.

I'll be mostly taking snaps of people, the city, sports

i was thinking getting a canon sd1000(ixus 70) but im not sure.
Mar 22, 2008 @ 05:11
I'm on the same boat as you. A lot of people/places suggest a rebel xt
Mar 22, 2008 @ 05:58
canon 5D
Mar 22, 2008 @ 06:11
canon eos 300d , 350d ... nikon d40 , something like that . if you're an amateur you don't need an expensive camera

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Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:26
get a 400D aka XTi

350D is old and 300D is ancient
Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:32
I take all my pictures with a 300d and it's not that bad .

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Mar 22, 2008 @ 09:34
btw the 5d and the 400d are expensive , waste of money for an amateur IMO .

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Mar 22, 2008 @ 13:34
is a P&S a good way to startout? i dont wanna drop like 4-5 bills for a camera if im a beginner.

smh

i heard this is one of the best P&S camers

Mar 22, 2008 @ 13:40
Merged some advice threads into this one blushing
Mar 22, 2008 @ 14:12
Whats a good cheap film SLR (non digital)? Im looking at a Nikon EM right now. I want to get into medium format but i hear the 120 film the cameras use is a bitch to find a place to get developed.

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Mar 23, 2008 @ 20:20
Check out some old Pentax's. The K1000 is a wonderful camera. I believe Nikon FM10's are also fairly well priced, and they're very good.
Mar 23, 2008 @ 20:32
anyone know a good wide lens for canon that isnt that expensive.

was looking at the 17-40mm ultra wide, buut im not sure if i wanna spend that much yet.
Shit is dope tho.

anyone recommend the sigma Wide Angle Zoom 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3?

and has anybody messed around with tokina?
Mar 23, 2008 @ 21:42
I've owned the 17-40 before.. but the constant f/4 isn't wide enough for me. Calumet took it back and I upgraded to the 17-55 f/2.8 IS.

What's your budget?

The Canon 10-22mm runs for $650 and the Sigma 10-20mm goes for $200 less than that. Both are great lenses and there are on-going debates as to which is sharper.

I'd go for the Canon simply because it's a Canon. Neek shoots with the Sigma and posts up some great shots. Flickr has groups for both lenses. I think it really boils down to budget and brand loyalty.

Tokina also has a 10-17 for the same price as the Sigma. Your local shop should have at least the Sigma and Canon in stock for you to try out.
Mar 23, 2008 @ 22:20
thanks man, you gave me a lot of info that i needed.

if i have the money, id probably go with the canon but if not i think the sigma might just do the job.
i have a camera store right next to my house so imma go check it out.
im also gonna apply there for a job ha!


o yeah, have you used the tokina? how is it compared to the sigma?
Mar 24, 2008 @ 11:37
jacoBUH, I have no personal experience with the Tokina. Here's a group on flickr with pictures from that lens: LINK

Since you're in the Bay area.. check out Borrow Lenses and rent a lens before you commit: LINK

steve morr: What are your settings when you're shooting in manual? Is the blank image black or white? Your shutter speed may be too fast or aperture too small.
Mar 24, 2008 @ 23:21
I'm looking for a super wide angle lens for my D40. What would you guys suggest? I'm looking for something that's good quality, but also inexpensive. I was thinking the 10.5mm Nikkor Fisheye, or maybe a Tokina 12-24mm f/4 or 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5. I'm leaning towards the 10-17 because I already have the 18-55mm kit lens, and there's no overlap in focal length. However, the 12-24 is not a fisheye lens, so there wouldn't be any distortion. So many decisions!
Mar 25, 2008 @ 20:07
i think me and jacobuh are on the same page here, but im lookin towards sigma 10-20mm and tokina 12-24mm, still !

smh
Mar 26, 2008 @ 20:54
seems like everyone is getting a d40.
Mar 29, 2008 @ 15:45
tripod/lenses/etc.
hey guys, been a lurker since '06, made a new account to get a new fresh start on things.

anyway currently i i have a canon rebel xti which i do not have that much experience with. coming to college and all i haven't had much time to play around with it, but i'm getting back into it now so i want to know a couple things.

first off, anybody have any tips/suggestions on where to find some good tripods that will fit the xti? i've looked around for a little bit, it seems like some tripods run pretty expensive. i'm not looking for anything too professional, but to get an idea for what i would use it for i live near the city so taking pictures of city landscapes with...so any good tripods or even like tripod kits or whatever out there?

also, as for a lens i'm thinking of grabbing the sigma 10-20mm. any opinions on it? most pictures taken will be landscapes/urban landscapes, as well as pictures of people and things...usually i'm going for that darker photo look so i think the sigma will suit me well for that?

thanks
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