A&P First SLR?

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  1. RonJeremey

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    Ok so I know very little about photography, but the wife wants a nice camera before our kid gets here, and I'd like to learn a little about the hobby. What should i be looking for in my first DSLR? What features are important, which ones don't mean shit?

    Any suggestions on an entry level kit or body+lens?
     
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    I bought a canon eos 450D. I'm a beginner and happy with it. I use it for some photogpraphy for univ.
     
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    Simple kit + external flash will last you a little while. You are going to want to capture every little moment and not miss a shot due to p&s lag or bad focusing.

    The on-board flash sucks, and bouncing the flash is much better (and easier...no red-eye) and after you get the hang of things you'll expand and enjoy.
     
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    Just got my first DSLR. Went with the T1i. I think it's a great choice,
     
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    Start low with the 1D and work your way up to the pro-level cameras like 3000D.
     
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    budget?
     
  8. RonJeremey

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    750$ total...
     
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    Get a used 40D/50D
     
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    That doesn't leave enough money for a lens.

    Get a used Rebel XT/XTi/XS/XSi/T1i and a 28-135/17-85/18-200 or a Tamron/Sigma/Tokina lens. Or whatever Nikon equivalent.
     
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    Thanks! I think I'm going to stop by Houston Camera Exchange and see what they have, if they won't cut me a deal I'll just be grabbing the T1i kit, and I'll have the wife's parents get a better lens for her birthday...
     
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    my first slr was a Canon AE-1 program.


    thing was awesome.
     
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    Give Craigslist a shot too, although most ppl on Craigslist tend to overvalue their stuff (I just saw someone list a D70 for $800 :ugh: )
     
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    do you want me to hold you hand and go to HCE w/ you? :naughty:
     
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    LOL If you're looking for an excuse to run up there, sure, I could use the assistance...
     
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    I was going to be in that part of town to go workout, but the gym shut down early. So, sadly, I have no reason to be there today. :hs:
     
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    Fail. WTF drive from pearland to over there for gym?
     
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    personal trainer. :o
     
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    That's because they expect every cheapass who browses craigslist to talk them down. Hell, I have a brand new, in box xbox 360 elite + avatar game for sale for $300 and i've been asked if I could open it to test and if i'd accept $250 for it. How about fuck no.
     
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    did you go by HCE or not? :o
     
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    No... vomited instead. I'll be heading up there Monday during lunch, easier from work (downtown) anyways.
     
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    No yes maybe?
     

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