A&P Is it a bad time to buy a camera?

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  1. ihkskim

    ihkskim OT Supporter

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    I heard new DSLR's will be coming out this year so i dunno if i should be buying a SLR right now.

    i was intersted in the D80 right now but id ont' want to regret it if the price drops a lot. if it drops .. does it drop a lot?
     
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    I think the price on the D80 like just dropped recently.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    camera bodies will always fluctuate. if you wait, something newer comes out and you're tempted to buy it. if you buy it now, something new comes out and you think you wasted your money. just buy now.
     
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    new camera bodies will always come out. just buy one now and enjoy taking good pictures instead of waiting and worrying about a new camera.
     
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    just go for it
     
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    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Yep, same with computer gear. New stuff is always around the corner, you can wait but where do you draw the line? Just go for it.
     
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    ah the world of electronics :hs:
     
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    If you bought the camera now and used it for 6 months, I guarantee you'll be taking better pictures with your old camera compared to the ones you'd be taking with your new one without the 6 months of shooting under your belt. And if you just want the newest, shiniest camera, my advice is...don't buy a camera.
     
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    my bad, didn't see see the details in your first post.

    i would say that the d80 is a fine camera, go with it and get a head start learning. who knows, you could get a picture in the next month that will make it worthwhile!
     
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    well i want the d80 but i mean if i wait 6 months or whenever the new models come out, will it be THAT much cheaper?

    it will be my new SLR btw. i always had an itch for photography but i never pursued it until now
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    Just get it. Like it was mentioned, 6 months from now a "better" camera will come along and you're gonna want that (not the way too look at it cause YOU'RE taking the shots, not the camera). Get the camera, start shooting and don't look back. I actually haven't even checked how much the D70s is now since I bought it over a year ago, it's irrelevant to me.
     
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    there will always be a better camera.

    The D80 dropped recently, you might save a few more dollars a few months from now.

    But the D80 is pretty cheap already. If maybe $50 or 100 is that important to you maybe this isn't the thing for you.

    Photography isn't a cheap hobby. You'll be wanting more lenses, a tripod, more storage, a circ polarizer, etc etc pretty soon after buying that D80
     
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    ihkskim OT Supporter

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    yea 100-150 isn't a big big issue to me, but maybe 300-400 is. yea i guess i'll just get it.

    Also i am fully aware photography isn't a cheap hobby. hahaha i realized that after i summed up the body and the lenses. i want.
     
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    just dont rush into it all at once, no need to drop 3 grand on a camera, lens, and lighting studio when you don't know basic rules for composition, how to obtain proper exposure, or really what you're getting into. i'm not saying you don't, maybe you do. but alotta people say "i wanna take nice pictures, whats the best equipment i can buy" without realizing that 5 grand of equipment doesn't ensure you of a good shot.
     
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    yea i know the basic rules to photography. i just never had experience with a full on manual camera before. My budget is about 1500 for lens and body.
     
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    cameras come out twice a year, spring and fall for the most part. but nikon takes forever, so even if they announce it this fall, it'll be christmas to spring before its available
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    buy film stuff, prices are pretty stable

    if you want to make money in equipment, buy a leica m6 and a 50 f/2 lens
     
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    Where is a good place to buy camera online? (USA VERSION)

    are the combo packs on ebay a good deal?
     
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    There's always the "latest and greatest" factor when dealing with electronics, it goes with the territory. Just find something that you like, fits your wants and needs and fits your budget, then buy it and enjoy the hell out of it.
     
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    there will ALWAYS be a newer/better camera coming out. just buy what you need/want now and don't get all dpreview about it.
     

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