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Looking for an upgrade Camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by YellowDog01, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Aug 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    I currently have a little Digital camera and am looking to upgrade to something like a Nikon D40. My sister and Dad have one and they are great, but I'm on a budget. Is there a good camera out there that will give me a great shot under $400?

    Also, if it matters, I am basically taking pictures only of outdoor stuff...Tailing Redfish, Rivers, Mountains, Deer, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Found a couple Canon EOS Rebels on craigslist from around 100 bucks. No good?
     
  3. Aug 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    what? dslr?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    and yes d40 is good also d3000
     
  5. Aug 16, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    Well...I don't know much about them yet. But basically I want something affordable. Got any links to some decent deals?
    Thanks.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    i love my sony h20
    you can add lenses and has incredible zoom+functions
     
  8. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    I checked it out. Looks nice! But I am looking for something not as digital. More manual. The one I'm looking at tomorrow is actually film.
     
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    it also shoots 1080hd video!

    haha
     
  10. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    No one on the Canon?
     
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    Idk about the canon.. its film right?
     
  12. Aug 17, 2010 at 6:06 AM
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    Yeah it is film.

    I really don't mind the film. I just want something with a manual focus.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    I've only used Canon Digital (original Rebel and a 30D) for the last bunch of years. Not bad to transition from film to digi, and the knowledge translates reasonably well.

    The biggest thing with digital is that if you make a mistake, you wipe them out and try again. Film is permanent, if you forget a setting, every pic on that setting is junk, and you've blown $x on the film and $x more on processing to find out that they're junk.

    Just having a manual focus doesn't make it final. You still have to know something about setting f-stop and speeds for conditions and film type. Make sure you get a manual with whatever you buy and read it- several times. Same with the digital.

    I went thru some pictures I did on film back in the 80s-90s and the color and clarity are right up there with the stuff I did with the 30D. Sometimes better. BUT you have to know what you're setting in. Kinda like a computer- Garbage in, garbage out. Especially with film.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    You don't have to get an old camera to have manual focus. All Nikon lenses have a auto/manual switch so you can switch it manual whenever you want.

    Question why do you want a manual focus? Have you ever shot with a DSLR?
     
  15. Aug 17, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    DSLRs have manual focus...

    And a D40 body can be had from eBay for $300 and a kit lens for $80.
     
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    Thanks Viet. Sorry for my ignorance about cameras, I am learning:eek:


    I got the Canon today though..80 bucks isn't too bad for me. Came with a bag, polorizer, standard 35-80mm lens, extra film rolls, and fresh batteries.

    I'm just starting to take pictures with it..Mostly reading through the manual.
    As a high schooler, I think it will be a nice transition camera. I figured out that my sister had this same camera in high school before she got her Nikon for a graduation present

    Can 1.jpg
    Can 2.jpg
    Can 3.jpg
     
  17. Aug 20, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    The digital rebels are great starter cameras and can be had cheap if you look for a used one
     
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