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      11-29-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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What Camera To Get?

this holiday season i am looking to buy a digital SLR. this will be my first time owning a slr. i have other digi cam and have always had a passion for photography. the other cameras are not cutting it so i want a dslr. i have seen people talking about them on here and seen some amazing photos so i know there are people on here with plenty ok knowledge in this subject. what would be a good one in the 500-650 price range? this needs to include camera and a lense(card i dont care about with the package)? i have had nikons in the past, both film and digi and loved them. thanks alot.
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Just some I saw in that price range but I don't know about them really. You can look up reviews on dpreview.com and dcresource.com

Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses
Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 28-80mm Lens
Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
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Just some I saw in that price range but I don't know about them really. You can look up reviews on dpreview.com and dcresource.com

Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses
Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 28-80mm Lens
Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
nikki what would you recommend for me, i like taking NICE shots but cant really afford anything above 450...maybe in the 500's....are these the ones i should look at too? or are there slightly cheaper?
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thanks nikki. what is a good way to learn more about dslr? like a good site that will have tip, tricks and techniques. i know that user manual will cover all the functions though. thanks.
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I have no idea, I use a point and shoot. My DSLR comes in the mail Friday
I got a Canon Rebel XTi for $800 on newegg.com
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nikki what would you recommend for me, i like taking NICE shots but cant really afford anything above 450...maybe in the 500's....are these the ones i should look at too? or are there slightly cheaper?
I believe they may be in that range.
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For $500-$650 I think you can find a RebelXT+Kit lens now, great camera, have one myself.

To learn DSLR cameras, you want to experiment-- A LOT. Don't give up, it takes a lot of time, you'll get some really nice shots and some really bad shots, it just takes a lot of time. You have to learn the camera, the settings--basically getting comfortable with things. From there you start to expand, new lenses, accesories (tripods, flashes, lighting, etc), it just takes time. Theres a lot of features on DSLR cameras and its really fun to use. Eventually you start to fall into categories of what you like to take shots of (cars, nature, macro, landscapes, urban life, etc). I recommend checking out, http://photography-on-the.net/ its a great place, huge forum, lots of activities, and members ranging from newbies to pro's, so everyone can offer advice, really friendly community.

I should warn you, just like modding it can become an expensive hobby, you start off with an expensive camera, and then you start to spend even more money on it. You may start off with inexpensive relatively efficient lenses, but as you advance "L" lenses can cost anywhere from $600-$2,000 =] I just spent $250 on my tripod, I'm looking to purchase a Sigma 10-20MM UWA (~$450), as well as an external flash unit Speedlite 430EX (~$230), so you have to start weighing out your options lol..

Another thing to warn you about, when you start carrying a big camera around people start to look at you funny, but usually the pictures you capture clear out any doubt of why you would be foolish enough to carry such a huge camera in public.
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thanks Caster.
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