A&P What is a good starter SLR to get?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by tenchuninja, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. tenchuninja

    tenchuninja Guest

    I already have a digicam (Sony DSC-S75) and am thinking about getting an old skool camera since digicams aren't very good for action/sports shots. Hell, they aren't very good for candid shots either.

    So, what's a good camera body / lens that I should consider?
     
  2. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    I have the Nikon N65 its good

    Lots start with the Canon Rebel 2000

    Lenes depend on what ya want to do.

    Both camera`s you can get for around $350 w/lens
     
  3. SoKo

    SoKo New Member

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    I am pro nikon n65 due to the metal lens connection, so it doesn't wear out

    and you can use every nikon lenses there is, even the older ones.

    if you have more cash, go for the n80
     
  4. ibewill

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    if you want manual focus get a pentax k1000. if you want auto focus get a minolta maxxum 5
     
  5. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    Go with a Nikon ... coincidentally I use a Canon. :sad2:
     
  6. SoKo

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    (why don't you give some reasons why you suggest these cameras ;) )
     
  7. Joe

    Joe 2015 :x: OT Supporter

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    minolta maxxum line is a good line... quality's pretty damn good

    course, my meter in my almost 20 year old canon ae-1 is still prety damn accurate with only bi yearly checks... and it works fine.... shutter is still good, body is nice and strong... plus only like 150 bucks...
     
  8. fade

    fade tie your shoe bitch

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    you know what? go with the rebel 2000.

    it's been out for a while, it has its basics, light evaluation is great. most of all, its light.

    ive shot so many events with that camera... i love it.

    go with a canon... coincidentally, i use a canon. :)
     
  9. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Nikon N65 starter package. If you want to spend a bit more get a Nikon N80 starter package.
     
  10. vwsnaps

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    Canon EOS rebel 2000 or even older rebel.. Or go out on a limb and get an A2..

    Easy to use, lenses are available used for reasonable price.

    ive had my canon equipment now for 12 years, love it.. The autofocus is a little better than nikon (in my opinon) especially in low light...

    Ebay is good, or go to local camera store..
     
  11. fishfry

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    EOS Rebel...but I am partial to the canon line...ehehehe:bigthumb:

    originally I bought it as a kit with 35-80mm lens, carrying bag, and accesories for ~$315

    now I have the EOS 3 and am very happy
     
  12. Astro

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    My sister has the N60 and she is loving it. Its just right for her too. She's not a huge into photography, but the camera lets her play around.

    I have the N80 and it has a few more features then the N60, but depending on how far you want to go, the N60 will probably be just fine for you (although check both of them out).

    Regarding the Pentax K1000, this is a pretty sturdy manual camera. I have a friend that has a K1000 and its probably at least 20 years old. At one point, the light meter stopped working (battery died and leaked inside - some sanding later it its all good). Otherwise, she takes some awesome pics with it. I've used here and there and its a solid camera.
     
  13. vodomagoo

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    minolta maxxum 7 or buy a used maxxum 600si truly the 600si is more then enough for a begginer. it has decent speed auto focus if u like that small flash built on, more then enough features and a good drive speed. i went from a 600si to a maxxum 7 and i still use the 600 as a backup 2ndary camera. the maxxum 7 is perfect for me light strong and not super $$$. im a minolta person my self i would say if u want to get some good cheap stuff used minolta stuff is great and damn cheap sometimes
     

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