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What Kind Of Camera Do You Have?  
User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

I'm playing with the idea of getting a digital SLR camera. What's something good for a newbie? What reasons do you have for recommending a certain brand? What do you currently own?

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3611 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I have a Nikon D70. It was my first camera and I started taking pics in April.


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User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Nikon Coolpix 4300


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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21530 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Canon Powershot S45

Not a real spotting camera (not a lot of zoom), but it takes decent enough shots.



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Mine cost NZ$19 so its pretty much a piece of junk although it does have flash Big grin

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

I have a Canon EOS 1000FN, its getting on a bit but still takes good pics. I want a Canon EOS 300D to replace it though, just waiting for the price to come down a bit - 800 quid ? They're having a larf !

User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3312 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Conventional Canon T70, digital Canon Powershot G1

User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I have Bens Camera.

being that I am a woman and don't want to splash out a lot on a good one, so I steal his :P


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Minolta SR-1 always loaded with black & white
Minolta SRT-101 always loaded with color
Speed Graphic 4x5
Sony F-707

The Sony, at 5.3 megapixel should be a great camera. I do have pictures up on this site that were taken with it, but unless they were taken in full, bright sunlight directly on the subject they take a lot of post-production work in photoshop. If the light was less than full sunlight I don't even bother to post the pictures here because they will be rejected. It does not handle low light well at all.

It would be a nice family camera though.

The old 35mm pictures have far more information in them than the images gathered by the didgital.

The 4x4 produces wonderful images but it is an hour or so of work to set it up and take a picture. Also I don't have my own darkroom anymore so I don't even know where I'd get the negatives developed.



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7762 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

I just bought a Fuji Finepix A205... it was on closeout for $89.99 at Sears. It was a deal I could not pass up.

While I think DSLRs are cool and all... for your first semi-serious camera one of those $1000 DSLRs frankly might be too much camera. I learned to shoot on an old fully manual SLR. The thing was old, weighed a ton, had a screw mount for the lens, did not have a hot shoe, but did have a TTL light meter. In junior high I took a full year of photography and did a lot of shooting with that camera, developed my own film (mostly TMAX 100 and 400, I prefered TMAX 100), and made my own prints. It was a lot of fun and I learned a ton. I wonder if I can still reel a roll of film without burning it.

Now if you want to learn the fundamentals of photography get something super basic like a Pentax K1000... should be able to find a body and lens (50mm) combo for under $200 these days.


DSLRs are still cool and everything, but there is a certain quality and richness that you get from good quality film photographs that a digital image does not get.



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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Nikon 4500.

I also had a 2x lens converter, but it is currently flying around the NWA system in a DC-9, N773NC to be exact. First time I have ever lost anything in my life.  Sad

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1450 times:



User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5684 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

Olympus C-750UZ.

If you want to buy a digital SLR, get a Canon EOS 300D. It's been around for a year or so, so the prices settled down a bit and you can hardly go wrong with Canon. Nice thing about the 300D is, that lenses are compatible with the "classic" 35mm EOS 300.
http://store.yahoo.com/buydigital4less/8861a003.html


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Sony Ericsson K700i  Big thumbs up

Glenn



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User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Nikon CoolPix 2200 is my new toy...has a few things it could do better but still like it for the price...

Look at http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/index.php for some more ideas/info...



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User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

I know you want digital, but I use film and have a Nikon N75 & N8008  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

Fuji FinePix S602

Adam  Smile


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