Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3638 times:
how about a used film body? You don't have to layout for the full monty if you can't afford it.
I went from a Nikon Coolpix 775 to a Coolpix 5000 to my D100 in the space of 6 months. I have every gadget made for the 5000, Nikon 2x and 3x converters, wide angle etc etc
Getting a SLR was the best move ever. Not just the flexibilty but the ability to "get" every shot...consumer digi cams have lag, some worse than others, and you have to learn to time your shots, with no margin for error. A SLR allows you to focus on learning photography.
KLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
Yeah, the lag is the biggest bitch. I dunno, but I dont think I could spit the money for a film SLR, the lenses, and scanner and everything. I really like film, and slide shooting/trading sounds like alot of fun, but I just dunno. I already dropped 600$ on this cam.
At the same time, I think the lag forces me to try and "get it right" the first time. I dont just snap away and see what came out best later.
Joge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
I told you to stick with film SLR.
For the begin, you don't have to buy the most expensive equipment. Probably A body with a 70-300mm lens would do the job just fine. You can also take a look at the second hand cameras and lenses. And what comes with the scanner, you can ask your local photography shop if they put pictures on CDs, how much it costs, the resolution and so on.
BTW, I just checked NewYorkCamera in Germany sells Nikon F55 +Tokina SD 3.5-5.6/28-210mm for 297 euros and just the body is 197 euros. You can get the Nikkor AF G 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 for 193,90 euros. The good thing is that you also can get the things you order as cash-in-delivery (i.e. you pay the stuff at the post office when they arrive), so you won't need credit cards.
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3583 times:
....I have both, so I'm impartial. I bought my C-730UZ, for my basic shots, just to save money on photofinishing, so far, it's paying off in wonders. I'm still a student so I can't go out blowing $3500, on a D100, asmuch as i would like to.
I'm using an F-65 with 28-80mm, and a 70-300mm lens, as well as my Olympus C730 38-380mm....then with a 1.9X teleconverter....oht he possibilities. In about a year or so I plan to move up to a DSLR.
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3560 times:
The way I think of a film SLR (as well as a DSLR I guess) is that you'll definately have no problem capturing most/all photos you want to take with it. Some people like Mark have supplemented a high zoom digital into the picture which can really help out as he already pointed out (in terms of money, pleasure, whatever...).
The only problem with film (at least for me) is the SCANNING! Its such a bitch to have 19+ rolls of recent film to scan, and also have some problems with the scanner (these vertical streaks on some that require cloning/dodging)- so then it takes forever just to process an average shot to HQ level, then on top of that to have it rejected for "badscan" (which is true i guess in some situtations, lol)
But shoot however it suits your needs- personally I'm content knowing in the future I can buy a top of the line scanner and scan most of my old photos with ease. No rush mon.
Anyway... bottom line is that I suggest getting some sort of SLR.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3312 times:
I do bet for KLAX did took a nice shot at the moon, huh? How I do should took shoot a pics at the moon into the sky? I do flown on MD-88 way from PHX-ATL flight and I do got took a picture at the moon from my seat on the windows. Which should I can do shoot a pictures on the moon for me, please? Thanks!!