A&P 6 year old body for first dslr?

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  1. watagatapitusberry

    watagatapitusberry OT Supporter

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    i think i would like to try shooting with a dslr after using a high-end P&S for a while. the best choices ive found so far are either a canon 20d or a nikon d70. i wanted to start with something that i could grow into, rather than outgrow quickly. are these good choices? im looking to spend no more than $600
     
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    I think you'll be happy with a Nikon D80 for about $450. Get some primes, like a 35mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, maybe something wide too
     
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    20D or 30D will serve your purpose well.
     
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    20D is still a formidable body. I have a friend who still uses one as a backup for his main wedding cameras. I wouldn't get a D70 over it, but look into the D80 like legend mentioned. Still decent, and you can find one for a good deal.
     
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    Im happy with my d80. havent reached the ceiling yet, in terms of potential with this camera.

    I do wish I had higher iso capabilities and liveview, but Im way more than content with it. focus screen and manual focus lenses make it :bowdown:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    5d Mark 2 or bust


    haha j/k the 20D would be a great camera to start. I'm thinking about getting my brother a 20/30D to start
     
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    Those old cameras are still capable.
    6 years ago they were among the best you could get, it doesn't mean they're busted now.

    I shoot with a 5 year old D200, and it still performs great.
    I always find it funny, how when new gear comes out people think that something even only 1 gen older is not worth even touching.
     
  8. wisie

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    What are you planning on shooting with it?

    I would happily still use my 350D for landscape/seascape work where you're usually shooting at a low ISO anyway. A lot of my favourite pictures are taken with the 350D.
     
  9. watagatapitusberry

    watagatapitusberry OT Supporter

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    nikon d50 for 75 bucks...jump on it?

    edit: fuuuuu guy on craigslist turned it into a bidding war :mad:
     
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    Idyfohu New Member

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    Wow, that's actually dirt dirty cheap.
     
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    I shot half of last year with a 1D classic from 2001 and I loved it. Nothing wrong with older cameras; they still get the job done.
     

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