A&P Need help with getting a dSLR camera

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  1. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    Photography has been something I wanted to do for a long time. I've had various point and shoot cameras, but they just don't do it for me. I really want to step up and get something nicer.

    Here are things I'm interested in doing:

    Macros (bugs, plants, things like that)
    Wide angle stuff (views of canyons, deserts, mountains)
    Portraits (well not exactly the professional looking type, but catching people in random situations)

    I know my descriptions are very vague, but this is pretty much the type of pictures I am interested in. I understand I will probably have to get a different type of lens or even several lens types for each of the above interests, but I would like to start with one of them, then as I get more money, buy the rest.

    My budget is ~$1000 give or take and I would like to buy these things new.

    Any help GREATLY appreciated.
     
  2. 7960

    7960 New Member

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    this may do better in Art and Photography.....would you like me to move it?
     
  3. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    Sure! Photography would be great. Thanks a lot and sorry about the ignorance.
     
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    7960 New Member

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    No problem, good luck.
     
  5. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    given your budget i would suggest a rebel xt or d70s body. just buy a good used body and shop around for a good lens. you will be under budget and on your way.
     
  6. SonicYan

    SonicYan Active Member

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    Rebel XT or D70 (or D50 if you want something even cheaper) plus a good, cheap macro lens. The kit lens will tide you over for your wide angle needs for awhile. Then when you feel like it, you can upgrade to a better wide angle.
     
  7. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Go play with the cameras ... find one that feels good in your hand.
     
  8. deviant

    deviant rest your trigger on my finger

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    i've always been partial to the homemade oatmeal carton cameras :bigthumb:




    but seriously, the rebel would be a good start. :)
     
  9. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    if it's just going to be a hobby thing... pick up the new rebel XTi
     
  10. Kretschmer

    Kretschmer in ur uboatz sinkin ur doodz

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    That's what I was thinking about. Why are you saying a hobby? Is the XTi not that great for more pro stuff?
     
  11. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    You will be looked down upon by anyone with a 20D or higher. For some reason, it just screams amateur if you are holding a Rebel. Regardless if your skills are professional.
     
  12. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    who cares what others think.
     
  13. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    Who gives a fuck? personally, I got a rebel because I couldn't afford to get anything better. It doesn't make me any worse of a photographer because of it. also, coming from an older 35mm and a discontinued P&S its quite an improvement.

    now, how about you go back to filling whatever stereotypical role you've set for yourself because you obviouslly cant accept that anyone does something that "screams amateur"

    :werd:
     
  14. SonicYan

    SonicYan Active Member

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    So what? I take pics for my enjoyment, not to impress others... :hsugh:

    I'm pretty confident I can take pics at par, or even better compared to some people with higher trim cameras. :o
     
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    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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  16. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    There's nothing wrong with using the XTi for "pro" stuff if you want... I just prefer some of the features a 20D would give me over the rebel series.
     

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