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Photo noob please help!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by TacoSupreem, May 15, 2011.

  1. May 15, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Ok guys and photo guru's! I need your help. I own a kodak easyshare camera(walmart special). It's 8mp and honestly really sucks! I want to get into photography as a hobby and really want a better camera. I am willing to spend some cash to get a good camera. Definitely under a grand! I want a good camera that is easy to get started with. Something a nooby like myself can still operate and manage to take decent pictures. My girlfriend has a Nikon d60 and it seems to take really good pic.'s. What would you guys recommend for me to get? I like to take action shots. So a fast shutter speed is a must. Thats one thing i hate about my current camera.(slow) I been looking at the Nikon D3100 and it gets really good reviews. I have no experience with Canon. So i'm not sure how they compare? As always your guys help an input is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. May 15, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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  3. May 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Ok thanks i will read threw it. What camera did you go with?
     
  4. May 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    If you like the Nikon, I would go with the Nikon. I shoot only Canon so I can't offer any help with the Nikon. All of big name camera's are outstanding. COSTCO has some great deals, you have 90 days to play and return it. If you are going to shop on line, http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
     
  5. May 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    I went with the Canon Rebel XS. I love it, wish I would have saved up a little more and bought the Rebel t2i. But oh well mine does absolutely great. When I bought mine I didn't know that I was going to get into photography this much.
     
  6. May 15, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    We don't have Costco here. I have never used a canon before. So i'm not sure if i would like it more or less? What model canon would compare to say a Nikon D3100?
     
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    I have three Canon bodies, 300D, 350XT and 40D. All three are outstanding.
     
  9. May 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    a major downfall with buying anything below a d90, ur gonna be stuck with buying the newer lens to autofocus. as if a d90 and above u can use lens from back in the days and still do autofocus
     
  11. May 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    or you can get a canon and not have to worry about that with the lower end bodies.:D
     
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    I just bought a D3100 and I love it. Haven't gotten way into it, but I've taken a few nice shots. I like the way it feels in my hands as well. This was a major factor in my decision between the D3100 and the Canon T3.
     
  13. May 15, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    K im starting to get lost already! :p
     
  14. May 15, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    find some photography forums and start reading! you have a lot to learn, as do I lol.
     
  15. May 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Yes i guess joining ANOTHER forum is in order!
     
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    This would be the place to go.
    http://www.dpreview.com/
     
  17. May 16, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Ok guys I've been reading for two straight days! So far it's between the T2i and the D3100. Both seem great! The canon seems to have a few more options but is a little more expensive. Having to get motorized lenses on the Nikon is got me a little concerned. My Girls D60 seems to get blurry when zoomed in tight. May be operator error idk? I need to go hold the canon an see how it feels. Where could I buy a camera like that? There is a best buy about 30 miles from me. That's the only place I could think of?
     
  18. May 16, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    Yeah best buy will have both those cameras. Do you have any local camera stores that are closer?
     
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    I looked at Best Buy/Wal-Mart (can't remember if they had the T2i though)/Target.
     
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    this^ that is what sucks about entry level nikons.
    definitely try out both. you want something that will be comfortable to hold and use. as far as the d60 being blurry, it could be a slow shutter speed for the focal length the picture was shot at. do you know what lens was used?
     
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