A&P I need a camera

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  1. Dan3S

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    Hi. I have recently kinda gotten into photography... I really like it. My friend has a Cannon Rebel 2000, and I'm borrowing that, and its awesome. I learned a lot, I know all about apatures and shutter speeds and I have gotten pretty decent at taking some neat pics. But I need my own. He got his a few years ago and it was about 300 I think. I'm looking for something in that pricerange, with the same/more features of the Rebel 2000.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Also, I think I'd want a macro lens too, because I love that stuff, its so cool. So suggestions on that too would be good. Thanks :)
     
  2. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    For a beginners cam take a look at the Nikon N65. I would spend a bit more and get the N80.
     
  3. vodomagoo

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    minolta 600si used if u can find it, great great all around camera ull never realy grow out of
     
  4. flatlander22

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    I would buy into the Nikon brand of cameras myself. Like bioyuki (I love Calvin&H) said, I would look into the N80 myself. A good camera to learn on, and it will suit you well the more you learn about photography.
    As for macro lenses go, there are literally houndreds of choices. If you are looking for a 'true' macro (one with 1:1 image-real life size-), you might want to look at Vivitar's 100mm macro lense with the lifesize adaptor. The lense held its own against a 100mm Canon lense. The body isn't as well built (but are you going to be stupid enough to play football with your lenses?) as the Canon's, but the optics were said to be the same. I forgot what photo rag it was in, but I'll see if I can come up with a copy.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bh1.sph...VI10035MNAF___REG___CatID=0___SID=F203D83E760
     
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    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Whatever you buy, stay with Canon or Nikon for a MUCH wider variety of lens choices. For example if you buy Nikon and you want a true 1:1 macro lens you have the following choices:

    Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Micro
    Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro
    Nikon 200mm f/2.8 Micro
    Nikon 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 Micro

    Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro
    Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro
    Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro
    Sigma 300mm f/4 Macro
    Sigma 400mm f/5.6 Macro

    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
    Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 Macro

    If you buy Minolta or Pentax you will be limited in your lens choices.
     
  8. 134k

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    stay away from Minolta, as you want to grow with your equipment. Minolta does not have the lineup Canon or Nikon would have, not to mention the quality of the glass-
     
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    Okay... So how much better is the N80 vs the N65? How much of a difference will I see/use? Is it worth it?


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    It says the N80 can do Multiple Exposure Yes does that mean it can do as many as you want?

    And, should I just buy the body and then a different lens? or should I get the normal lens that comes with it? I kinda wanna spend as little as possible.... help me out :)
     
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    DONT GET A CAMERA WITH QD unless you want to ruin all of your photos with the date on them. also those zoom lenses that come in those bundles arent always the best.
     
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    oh and most of those macro zoom lenses are just marketing gimicks. they arent really macro lenses at all. try to stay away from those.
     
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    Yeah I know the QD thing is stupid, but what lenses should I get.. And I know they arnt 'real' macro things, but they can just focus closer..
     
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    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    All the lenses I listed are true 1:1 macro lenses :wiggle:.
     
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    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Whats your budget and what are you looking for? General zoom? Fast prime?
     
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    i wasnt talking about the ones you listed, i was talking about macro zoom lenses in general
     
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    Less than 600 bucks. I dunno what 'fast prime' is. But I just want a good camera, that will take good pictures, that I can mess around with a lot. I want to be able to take close up pics, but 1:1 macro isnt neccesary, I dont have that kinda money. I like the look of the package w/ the sigma lenses for 530, but I dont know if they arnt 'good' lenses... anyway, what the hell should i get/do?
     
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    Are the regular Nikon 80 and 300mm lenses better than the sigmas?
     
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    do you want an auto focus camera or a manual focus?
     
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    auto focus...well, both, one that can do both. I think I want the N80, its just a question of what lenses to get w/ it.
     
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    so what lenses should I get?
     
  23. stompfest

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    Get the N80.

    I have the 65 and a nasty case of N80 lust..... I knew I would. but oh well, I like the 65 a lot any way.

    Both the N65 and N80 have multiple exposuers, it allows you to take a picture, then on the same negitive take another. you can do different tricks with it.


    StomP
     
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    sweet, the sigma lenses are good? Should I order?
     
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    yeah?
     

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