Trying to get started in Photography

January 18, 2009 @ 20:22:17 PM
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and im wondering what you guys thought of this camera:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8879234&type=product&id=1212192673855

I dont wanna cash out that much on an SLR yet, and i dont think i have that much money. Also, i was just wondering if you guys could give some tips for me on starting out on photography.
January 18, 2009 @ 21:13:04 PM
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i'm sure thats a nice camera but if you get serious in photography you will out grow it real fast
January 18, 2009 @ 22:12:45 PM
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cosign what the dude above said about gettin serious about it..
get a proper slr
like a d40 or if u got the monies a d90
i got that rite now, and its dope = ]
January 18, 2009 @ 22:56:17 PM
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Yeah, pretty much i wanted to get started with this because it was only like 200, and if i end up not likeing photography that much, that 400 on a d40 would be a waste, and plus i dont think i would beable to save up that much without spending it on something else i want.
January 19, 2009 @ 10:22:40 AM
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what about purchasing a used dslr?

check on craigslist. even slr cameras that are two to three years old are still quite potent performers. you can also get a fairly good deal on them, due to the fact that theyre last years model or whatever. ive seen d50s (which came out in '05) with a slew of accesories, such as two lenses, a tripod, and more, for only 300 bucks. its a good deal. besides, you could just sell it to a friend who wanted to get started into photography for cheap if you didn't wanna stick with it.
January 19, 2009 @ 11:34:43 AM
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January 19, 2009 @ 12:08:01 PM
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if you want to put out just a LITTLE extra cash, i would buy a 20 or 30d. They are ridiculously cheap right now. Check it out.
January 19, 2009 @ 21:14:54 PM
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try getting one once circuit city has their liquidation sale.
January 20, 2009 @ 22:04:51 PM
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if your looking to get into photography. look into finding a d40 on craigslist, a bunch of people these days are upgrading from them so you will most likely find one at a good price.
January 20, 2009 @ 23:57:57 PM
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selling a nikon d40 pretty much brand new with a 55-200 vr lens for 450 obo!
January 21, 2009 @ 10:04:25 AM
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January 21, 2009 @ 10:42:40 AM
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20d or 30d ftw. you can get a 20d with lens on ebay for 300ish. cant beat it
January 21, 2009 @ 11:36:20 AM
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Yea if I was you I would wait a little longer save up. And buy a new or used CANON XTI great camera to start out with. You don't want to buy a camera and find out that you should have bought an SLR. I would recommend a powershot G series camera but they cost almost as much as the lower model CANON SLRs. On top of that. Its going to be hard for you to re sell that camera you are looking @.
January 21, 2009 @ 13:32:54 PM
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Cosign Centurion. Photography is a hobby where there are always ppl upgrading so there's always used product available, typically in good condition, and at a fraction of the price. It might take a while but stalks craigslist, ebay, camera shops (many sell used), and pawn shops and odds are you'll be able to find a deal on decent used DSLR. If you really wanna be cheap go and buy a used film SLR as they tend to be dirt cheap nowadays
January 21, 2009 @ 17:56:00 PM
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20d or 30d ftw. you can get a 20d with lens on ebay for 300ish. cant beat it


I wouldn't bother. They've both been obsolete for years...
January 21, 2009 @ 18:59:12 PM
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yo jesse but its still better than like an xsi isnt it? if its like half the price of an xsi why not?
January 21, 2009 @ 20:35:30 PM
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don't waste your money on it, it's just a regular p&s dressed up so people feel like they're taking "professional" photos with it

at least borrow a dslr or something
January 22, 2009 @ 11:31:04 AM
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I have recently been trying to get into photography also.
This was the first camera i looked at but it seems no image stabilization on a super zoom is a very big no.
I looked at another model by Fuji called the S8000fd (which i located for
January 22, 2009 @ 14:27:39 PM
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I wouldn't bother. They've both been obsolete for years...


yea i guess obsolete if you need 12+mp to make huge prints. but for someone starting in photography its fine. prob just going to post pics on the net and you can print 20x24 with them. if you need that big. better than spending 5-900 on just a body alone for a dew more mp.
January 22, 2009 @ 15:55:00 PM
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yea i guess obsolete if you need 12+mp to make huge prints. but for someone starting in photography its fine. prob just going to post pics on the net and you can print 20x24 with them. if you need that big. better than spending 5-900 on just a body alone for a dew more mp.


It's not about more megapixels. Anyway, after looking into it a 30D is probably a good choice. I made my statement based off Nikon, who make huge leaps and bounds when coming out with new cameras. For example, the D90 is ridiculously better than the D80, which is much better than the D70. However, it seems like the 30D, 40D and 50D are all pretty similar.
January 22, 2009 @ 16:38:47 PM
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buy an old dslr. you honestly won't go back to shooting with anything else. you can find em cheap on eBay, or go to your local camera store and see if they have any deals.
January 24, 2009 @ 10:52:34 AM
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i have the cam the thread starter linked to.

its ASS. picture quality is garbage. just get a d60. save up more money and you will be happier. the quality of the cam you linked to isn't even as good as an old digital cam i received back in like 2000....which happened to be a nikon. all of the really good pics i was taking when i was posting pics on this site and others was from an old nikon from 2000.

the cam you linked to can't take a pic half as good as those.
January 24, 2009 @ 10:55:56 AM
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Don't get a D60. If you're going to get a Nikon dSLR get a D40. The D60 is the exact same camera with more megapixels and for a lot more money. Megapixels aren't worth the money.
January 24, 2009 @ 12:31:03 PM
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It's not about more megapixels. Anyway, after looking into it a 30D is probably a good choice. I made my statement based off Nikon, who make huge leaps and bounds when coming out with new cameras. For example, the D90 is ridiculously better than the D80, which is much better than the D70. However, it seems like the 30D, 40D and 50D are all pretty similar.


my friends got a 30d and it functions really well. it got discontinued though so youre gonna have to find it on like cl or ebay
January 25, 2009 @ 14:31:07 PM
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shhhh don't get a dslr, too expensive if you're not serious, but if you wanna dip your toes in it, I'd say get a FILM slr. I know it sounds outdated, but they still take great pictures, and you'll learn A LOT more about correct exposures since it's such a trial and error type of thing. My frist camera when I got into photography was a Canon AE-1, now I have a Nikon D40. I'd say mess around with a film slr for a while and see if you really want to then drop money on a dslr. blushing

also I got my Canon AE-1 on ebay for 100 with a telephoto and a flash so they're super fuckin cheap.
January 25, 2009 @ 15:55:17 PM
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get the D40, as said, it is essentially the D60 without the extra d-lighting and mega pixels. buy the kit, sell the stock lens, and go buy the vr 18-55.
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