A&P i have around $500 dollars, what do i get?

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  1. Curren$y

    Curren$y New Member

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    i'm thinking the canon 30d and 18-55 IS on ebay for 450ish.

    maybe d80.. idk though the canon 30d seems a lot better for some reason. The d80 doesn't impress me much over the d70 or d50.



    i really like the features of the pentax k-x

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    the live view plus video mode, and the hdr feature built in is really cool.

    I can get the pentax k-x for 575 with lense. I only have 490 in my paypal though and can't find a used one :wtc:


    If anyone can talk me into buying a dslr :bowdown: to you, i'm reading to buy now.

    I am a recreational shooter, still a novice, i've had a d50 and d40 before.. I wasn't really blown away by either, i have always been wondering if i should go canon. idk help me i'm a confused little boy :wtc:
     
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  3. Curren$y

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    I used it 3 times before I sold my XSI. It's pretty handy for set-up tripod shots and stuff. I could definitely live without it.

    On another note, I didn't realize Pentax was a 5 minute drive from my house. I wonder if they give tours at the facility or something...
     
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    The 30d is a great camera, go for it. I'm thinking about selling mine :hs:
     
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    maybe 5 mins total? all 5min were for video

    it's fucking worthless for taking pics. maybe use it if the camera is high or something. it's a DSLR not a point and shoot
     
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    I only use it for framing a shot of a landscape or something where I can't look through the viewfinder easily.

    Otherwise its very useful for fine focus adjustments on stars when I'm doing astrophotography.
     
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    Look at the thread I just made. Don't buy some flimsy soccer mom grade dslr like a rebel or base model nikon
     
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    thats what i wanted to hear :bowdown:
     
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    For what it's worth, I've heard good things about the K-x. The high ISO on the thing is amazing.
     
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    Keep saving if you can help it. You'll want a better body eventually and unless you get the top of the line shit, you'll probably want to upgrade again.
     
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    I've found live view to be incredibly helpful when taking landscape shots on a tripod. It makes framing the shot that much easier, but it's more of a luxury than a necessity.
     
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    i think that is what i might do. The featuers are amazing, only thing i wish it had a top view LCD but oh well. The hdr feature is really cool:)
     
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    Hooker.
     

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