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Old 07-25-2010, 09:24 PM
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Default What are you using, and which would you suggest?

I've seen great pictures being taken on this board, which makes me want to update my camera.

This is what i use:



I'm not looking to spend more than 300$ on my next camera, at the same time i'm wondering if its really worth it to switch now, since i have a lot of bells and whistles on the one i already own. I welcome any and all suggestions


I'm also very interested to see what you guys use.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:28 PM
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I use a Nikon D3000. It's the best "bang for you buck" starter camera in my opinion. I love it. A lot of people said I wouldn't take very good pictures at first but I read the manual before I took some pictures and it helped me a lot. I would recommend it to anybody wanting to get into photography for pretty cheap. I paid $450 for mine brand new off Ebay.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:47 AM
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I use a Sony Alpha A330 DSLR



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Old 07-26-2010, 02:45 AM
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^^I saw that one on special at bestbuy for 430$ in copper, was thinking about going to test it out!

But it's still 430$..
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:49 AM
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430 is a lot cheaper then I paid for my non copper one.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:15 AM
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http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...18b2adb8c6en02

Looks like a lot of camera, perhaps too much for me
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:36 AM
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It is not that hard of a camera to use. It has many options to upgrade Like the lens think there are 30+ u can pick from


Guy I work with has over 5000K in his camera the lens was like 2500 alone. You can be 1/4 mile away and snap a very clear picture.

I said stalker he dsaid he uses it for wildlife.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:58 AM
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Default Re: What are you using, and which would you suggest?

lol i meant too advanced for my needs.

The one i have can be manually adjusted in different ways i don't quite get, but it makes great pics in very dark settings on a tripod, other than that, i usually just leave it at auto.

Never the less, i wanna go check the sony out, and they have the nikon too, i'll give it a look also
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:35 AM
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Nikon FTW










Sony FTL haha
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: What are you using, and which would you suggest?

I just ordered a nikon D5000 for $520 refurb from Nikon (adorama.com) can't wait to try it out.

In my research I read one person say that the D3000 was the WORST dslr nikon ever made. (Not bashing on it, cause I've never used it. Just what I read) So I ended up with the D5000, wasn't that much more anyway. 18-55 VR lens for now.

dad has a D300 but I'm NOT looking to spend that much!
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:47 PM
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Sony FTL haha
x2 I also have a Nikon D3000 I paid 560.00 for mine. I bought it brand new.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:17 AM
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Default Re: What are you using, and which would you suggest?

Sorry to revive this, what do you guys think about the Fujifilm Finepix S1700?

It's only 218$ at walmart, and it has a lot of gadgets going for it:

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Fujifilm’s S1700 superzoom cameras deliver remarkably high quality results all the way from 28mm wide angle through to 420mm (15 x zoom) Lightweight DSLR-style models provide 12 megapixel resolution, 3” LCD Screens and a suite of exciting new features including:
720p HD image and video capture: to produce stunning, detailed images that can be enjoyed in glorious High Definition on any HD ready television* or PC
Tracking Auto focus: tracks moving subjects and ensures that when the shot is taken the subject is in the centre of the frame and in perfect focus
Panorama Mode: takes a series of pictures and then stitches them together to create an impressive continuous shot of a landscape or a group of friends
Smile/Blink Detection: Smile Detection recognizes the precise moment when the subject smiles to and only releases the shutter then; and Blink Detection warns if any subjects have blinked so the user can reshoot if needed.
I saw another camera @14MP for roughly the same price also at WM, i forget which model it was.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: What are you using, and which would you suggest?

Don't be fooled by that megapixel marketing gimmick. A 14 MP camera will not take a better picture than a 5 MP camera. Image quality goes much deeper than that. If you don't understand all the settings that a DSLR entails then something like that Fujifilm point and shoot camera would be fine for you I'm sure. A DSLR requires a bit more than just pushing the shutter button. You'll need to understand aperture/shutter speed/ISO/DOF and how they all work together or that expensive ass DSLR will take worse pictures than any cheap point and shoot.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: What are you using, and which would you suggest?

well, entry level DSLR's ARE easy to use now, they do most everything automatically, then as you learn it you can fool with different settings like that to really get the most out of your pictures. My D5000 takes better pictures just pushing the shutter button than I could get out of my Olympus p&s, but it was a cheap one at that, so i dunno.

And MP is not really somethinig to worry about anymore, any new camera has more than you'll ever need unless you are printing murals.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:09 AM
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Default Re: What are you using, and which would you suggest?

thanks guys!

I usually associate MPs with new technologies, everytime a new camera comes out with more MPs, i'm sure to find new features. I took amazing pics over time with my entry-level s760, so you'll understand if i don't see the point (after much reflection) to invest 600$+ on a new camera when my 89$ one did (and still does) so much for me (even some wicked manual settings night pics).

No offense to anyone in here!
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