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      05-31-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a DSLR...questions

Ok..Im starting my summer job this coming monday 6/4 and within 3 weeks will be looking to buy a DSLR camera. Im by no means a camera expert and actually know very little about them. If anyone could reccomend one that would be good for a beginner while still taking excellent quality pics that would be great.

Also maybe a site where I could read up on DSLR and learn the different features, that would be amazing!
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I like dpreview.com for their camera reviews. I reecntly purchased a Nikon D40 for less than $600 from Best Buy last April. I like it, but I'm no professional. I want to start getting into photography, but don't have the money or expertise for a great DSLR. A lot of good things come from Canon, like the Rebel XTi.
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I think ive narrowed it down to the Nikon D40x and Cannon Rebel XTi
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+1 on dpreview. Both of the camera's you mention are excellent starter SLRs and offer tremendous bang for buck. Go to the store and play with them, see which feels better. Then BUY ONE and start shooting!
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Well Nikon is better for color and cannon is better for moving pictures and such.
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Well Nikon is better for color and cannon is better for moving pictures and such.
Let's not get into a Nikon vs. Canon discussion here. The point is that either of his choices is great for a first SLR, and when it comes down to it, it is not the camera that takes the pictures, it is the person behind it.
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I was told to go buy the best body I can afford and then work up on the lenses, with that in mind i found this...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113036
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I don't feel worthy of a D80 since I just started my foray into DSLR-land. I want to really learn some things instead of having another shiny toy that collects dust. But, I don't see as how you could go wrong with a D80. It's a nice camera from the reviews I have read and the comments at various vendor sites left by happy patrons.
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I was told to go buy the best body I can afford and then work up on the lenses, with that in mind i found this...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113036
Not to be rude. But thats way to heavy of a cam. For you your not ready for it This is still your first SLR .

That cam. has so much stuff on its crazy. It should be work up on cam. not lens in your case.
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Let's not get into a Nikon vs. Canon discussion here. The point is that either of his choices is great for a first SLR, and when it comes down to it, it is not the camera that takes the pictures, it is the person behind it.
LOL its better to just end it there, if not we will go on and on LOL
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I was told to go buy the best body I can afford and then work up on the lenses, with that in mind i found this...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113036
Another decent choice, but to be honest, these cameras are all excellent. Technique will make a bigger difference to your photography than equipment right now. XTi/30D/D40/D80 - All offer excellent picture quality. If you can, go to a store and play with them all - see which one fits you best and feels best in your hand, then choose that camera and buy it already.

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LOL its better to just end it there, if not we will go on and on LOL
Anytime you want to go toe-to-toe with me on this, just bring it on Nikon guy. (but you're right - this is a matter of religion not objectivity and we will go on forever.)
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Another decent choice, but to be honest, these cameras are all excellent. Technique will make a bigger difference to your photography than equipment right now. XTi/30D/D40/D80 - All offer excellent picture quality. If you can, go to a store and play with them all - see which one fits you best and feels best in your hand, then choose that camera and buy it already.



Anytime you want to go toe-to-toe with me on this, just bring it on Nikon guy. (but you're right - this is a matter of religion not objectivity and we will go on forever.)
LOL good stuff . I think i might jump over to nikon idk .
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thanks for the input. Im gona go over to my local camera store and check a few of them out in the coming week.
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