A&P beginning photography

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  1. nfuNk

    nfuNk SPARTACUS!!!

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    Hey guys
    This summer I plan on picking up a camera and doing some photography :)
    any tips that you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated, also what camera, lenses would you recommend to someone that is just starting out.

    thanks
     
  2. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    Don't buy nikon. Darth Vader is the leader of the nikonians over at the dark side.
     
  3. nfuNk

    nfuNk SPARTACUS!!!

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    not to start a debate, but which would be better for someone getting into photography nikon or canon
     
  4. Etherized

    Etherized Active Member

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    Doesn't matter. Personal preference. Pick both up and see which one you like better.
     
  5. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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  6. nfuNk

    nfuNk SPARTACUS!!!

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    any specific cameras I should look into?
     
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    Etherized Active Member

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    depends how much you want to spend.
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    go play with them, buy the one you like more.

    :fast forward 6 months:

    youll contemplate selling your gear and changing sides
     
  9. Girth

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    don't you mean Darth Girther? :noes:
     
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    It doesn't matter if it's Canon or Nikon. Try to find a deal on craigslist for a used setup.
    To start out learn, I would cover the basics first like Aperture, Shutter, and ISO. Youtube is probably your friend or you can get a photography book.
    All lessons usually start out with these three topics.
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    YOU! you're probably 90% of the cause for my irrational desire to switch to nikon :squint:
     
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    get cheap camera with kit lens, take pictures. it takes no time at all to understand fstop, shutter speed, and ISO
     
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    These (Canons) are not the cameras you're looking for...

    [y]CnjaUoR15dU[/y]
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: i have yet to consider going to nikon

    been shooting canon for over 15 years, 2 slrs, 1 dslr and too many p&s too count :rofl:
     
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    Resist the dark side. It will only bring you down.

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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    Read forums
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    post pics on OT for CC
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    profit
     
  17. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    venture into POTN...... run away.
     
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    You can start off by booking your first wedding, gear is always secondary.
     
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    I'm the boat with you :h5:
     
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    The whole Canon VS Nikon thing is moot.
    Go into a camera store, ask to see two cameras within your budget, and play with them. What one feels more natural to you?
    hell you may even find that pentax is the way you want to go.
     
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    i'd skip the whole entry level, cheap ones thing. you'll end up buying a better one down the road anyway.
     
  22. fixthe fernback

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    at least most gear holds its value pretty well
     
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    Not entry level bodies though.
     
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    if you get it used... not everyone doing photography as a hobby needs the latest and greatest camera after 2 months
     
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    Why does it have to be canon or nikon? There is sony, olympus, pentax, etc. Go try a bunch of cameras and see what you like. See how each fits in your hands, ease of button reach, menu navigation, etc. Then narrow it down to features, lens line-up, and possible upgrade path. This is what I did and the Minolta 5D topped them all for me. Since went to sony a100, a700 and now a850. Just my $.02
     

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