A&P $400 for a beginners camera?

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  1. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    so i've got 400 dollars coming in and I want an amateur camera to play around with that takes good pictures.

    Is this much enough to get a decent start for a camera or do I need to save up more money? :dunno:
     
  2. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    If you want a point and shoot, that's more than plenty.

    If you want a DSLR, you need to keep saving up.

    I'd go with option 2. $400 is a lot to throw at something that you won't be satisfied with if you are expecting to take pictures similar to what people are posting in this forum (for the most part).
     
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    Canon G7 or S3 IS
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    damn i was hoping you wouldn't say that...

    how much more do i need to save up for a DSLR...can i get it around $700 range or more?
     
  5. NSX

    NSX OT Supporter

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    Get a used D50 with a 50mm 1.8

    That'll last you a while.
     
  6. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    thanks..i'll consider them
     
  7. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    you can easly spend thousands on a SLR.

    Buy a good P&S 1st.
    Learn the basics of photography with that and learn if you even like it.

    I recomend the Powershot A500-700 series from Canon or the above mentioned S3 IS if you want to spend more.

    ONE decent lens for a SLR will cost you more than you have.
    You will want more than one lens. Yet alone the camera itself starts at 600 for the cheapest.
     
  8. GregFarz78

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    check out the canon S3
     
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    50 is way too long for your only lens
     
  10. vtec1994

    vtec1994 It always rains at Le Mans

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    I bought a Canon S3 IS, Sandisk Ultra II 2gb card, and a carrying case for $402 shipped off Amazon.com
     
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    how did you like it? sample of pictures you've taken? :x:
     
  12. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    Oh, i will definetly like it....i've got an ok 5MP kodak right now that is pretty much point and shoot but nothing else. I've taken some pretty good pictures with that and i enjoy taking macro pictures, they always seem to come out the best.

    I think i'll most likely save up for a decent slr that I can learn on...instead of spending money for a point and shoot and then spending more money on a slr.

    thanks for your advice.
     
  13. vtec1994

    vtec1994 It always rains at Le Mans

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    I love the camera so far, here is what I uploaded from when I went to the 12 Hours of Sebring back in March. They've been resized of course

    http://www.upshizzle.com/browse/Mindspin311/37_oX7Xy
     
  14. GregFarz78

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    be prepared to spend a lot of money on a dslr not for just the camera itself but lens and accessories get expensive :hs:
     
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    what do you usually take pics of? when do you usually take pics? You can get an olympus e-300 for about 300 and the 35mm macro (70mm in 35mm film terms) for less than 200. It's a great camera setup for the money.
     
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    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    Then may I suggest your next route is to figure out if you want to be a canon person or nikon person.

    Then start off wtih thier low end DSLRs (I prefer canon with thier rebel xti)
    The kit lens is decent but if you crave sharpness you may want to skip it.
    The sharpest cheap lens I know of is the 50mm f1.8 but its not a zoom so you are stuck at 50mm. its cost around 80 bucks.

    Other than that for sharp lenses you are looking at $400 on up.
     

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