A&P Need advice on slr camera

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  1. everlong

    everlong nice crew

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    So, I got to play around with my friends camera this weekend, and since I'm in need of an hobby I thought I should try it. Since it's just for hobby use my budget is limited, but I have come across Canon 450D with a 18-55mm lens(?). What do you guys think?
     
  2. mikeskillz

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    go for it :)
     
  3. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Get a fully manual film SLR. It'll cost you a lot less, last a lot longer, and you'll learn a lot
     
  4. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    It's alot easier to learn proper technique and such on a DSLR though. Having the ability to shoot as much as you want and get instant feedback and results trumps film in this respect IMO.

    I love shooting film, but digital made it possible for me to immediately learn from my mistakes and encouraged me to shoot, shoot, and shoot.
     
  5. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Buy the kit, and drop the kit lens off a roof and replace it with the Tamron 17-50/2.8. roughly the same focal length, much better lens.
     
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    As a guy who's currently shooting on an AE-1 Program... this.

    Film cost, specifically development cost, makes learning this way slow. What it has done is convinced me that it is worth getting a DSLR over continuing to use my Powershot.

    Plus, it's very hard to shoot most things that move with a manual focus camera. It can be done, but the learning curve is steep. Learning on something like a Rebel 2000 would be better than learning on an AE-1, if you wanted something cheap to start with (these can be found for like $50 with a kit lens) since the metering system etc. is so similar to that found on a DSLR.
     
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  7. everlong

    everlong nice crew

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    Thanks for the advice! I will probably get the camera, and upgrade the lens around christmas. I'm not exactly rich on student loans. I will use the camera for some school work, and hopefully a 6 month trip around the world next year.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    no D90 no care

























    :love: j/k good luck
     
  9. everlong

    everlong nice crew

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    Thanks :) The D90 is a bit over my pice class. I'll post some pics when/if I buy it some time in august. You can just look forward to flame a newbie
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    dont worry i'm a huge noob. i was going to buy the rebel XSI i think with like the tammy 17-50 to start, but my friend talked me out of it

    the D90 is great. i love shooting 1600 iso and having 0 grain
     
  11. xenon supra

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    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    yes broseph?
     
  13. GlobeGuy

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    I don't think he likes your exaggeration. :mamoru:
     
  14. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    and you're doing this why???
     
  15. Wobistdu

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    slow lens and low light or low light and motion :dunno:
     
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    i think iso 1600 on the d90 looks amazing
     
  17. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Compare it to other cameras, and you might not think so... ;)
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    which camera? full frames?

     
  19. Wobistdu

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    Shot this at 1600 iso simply cuz I didn't feel like setting up the tripod on my way to the lincoln memorial. i like to keep it at 800 or below if i can, but 1600 looks pretty good just to grab a shot

    1/8sec shot at f/4
     
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    The 50D is pretty damn nice at high ISO as well. I don't know which is better.
     
  21. Wobistdu

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    not sure. my friend just bought a 50d. havent compared much yet
     
  22. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    just so you know...200 is the ideal ISO for Nikon cameras. This is where you will get your "best" quality photo. Stop bumping the ISO up just because you 'want' to:ugh:
     
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  24. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    i've got a 50D... i avoid iso 1600 with it. course i prefer to shoot at iso 100 w/ a tripod and 20-30 sec exposure for most of my night shots too. at 1600 there's enough noise to make it irritating. 40d is a different story though.
     
  25. Wobistdu

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    well yeah iso 1600 is just in case i need it

    of course i try to avoid it.
     

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