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    Hello,

    Well guys, i need a new camera to take some pics of the new car haha, well i was looking at a Canon 350D but thats like $800, bit out of a range for a camera, but i'm looking for a DSLR that i can buy mulitple lenses for, and takes some what professional photos (i know that professional looking pictures can be taken from even the worse Digital Camera but i'm not good at taking photos haha)

    So gimme some input, i want to Stick to Nikon , or Canon.
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  • #2
    Gonna sound like I have a huge Nikon bias, but it's the only SLR i've owned, so I'd say the D50 is a good low budget camera.
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec.../nikon_d50.asp
    Going for fairly cheap too.
    The 350D aka Rebel XT goes for a bit more.
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...on_eos350d.asp
    You COULD get a used higher end camera like a Canon 10D but I'd recommend a new camera.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the input, so if i go for a 350D does that include a lens? Beucase $606 at Newegg.com sounds pretty good!
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      • #4
        Not one that's gonna be long enough for aviation photography if that's what you want.

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        • #5
          Nope, just for regular use, i think 18-55mm is more then enough..

          I was trying to stick to Canon but also Point and Shoots are nice Megapixel wise, so i can't justify spending $600 on this one, while i can get the same megapixel camera as a point and shoot but for cheaper..
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          • #6
            http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-C400-Adv...e=UTF8&s=photo
            A trusty camera, and then you can donate the other $585.01 to the "Stecker Camera Grant for Poor Floridians with Crappy Cameras"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PIAA310
              Nope, just for regular use, i think 18-55mm is more then enough..

              I was trying to stick to Canon but also Point and Shoots are nice Megapixel wise, so i can't justify spending $600 on this one, while i can get the same megapixel camera as a point and shoot but for cheaper..
              If you're gonna spend 600 bucks then get an SLR. 600 is NOT worth it for a point and shoot.

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              • #8
                $600 is worth a point and shoot if he doesn't want to have to deal with a DSLR.

                You can get a great zoom (optical) and a hefty amount of megapixels. I would go with that. You apparently don't need a DSLR...or need one. Get yourself a nice point and shoot and learn how to use it.

                If you learn how to use it...your shots will still be better than Jordans and he has a DSLR!
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                • #9
                  I kind of did want to go with a DSLR considering the experiences i've had with P&S i never want to use any again..

                  also what do you guys think of this lens? I'm thinking about getting this along with the body at Newegg.com

                  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830998381
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                  • #10
                    Well if you want a DSLR you will be limited, with photo quality if you use lenses like the two you've stated. 18-55 and 75-300...unless you take the time and have to patience to learn your camera and lenses.
                    Tanner Johnson - Owner
                    twenty53 Photography

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                    • #11
                      Well, i really don't need that much zoom, so if i can find a cheap 18-55mm lens, i'll be set, i have the time to learn what the camera is able to do!
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                      • #12
                        Bump, anyone elses input on this??
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                        • #13
                          I know that your limit is $600, but if you were to spend more I gotta recommend this one. I used it on summer (borrowed from my friend who's a photog). It's probably the sickiest camera I've ever seen

                          http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...ly_c8080wz.asp

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                          • #14
                            The D50 or 350D would be good. But if you don't know anything about photography, or aren't planning to get serious about it, no point in getting the camera and spending a bunch for lenses. And if you just need it to take pictures of your car, why spend $600 for that?

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                            • #15
                              I would not go for the Olympus. I have the feeling if you spring for a DSLR you'll want to get more involved...Olympus will limit your choices.

                              I still feel a P&S is the way to go for you if what you want it for is true. Your images can still rival a SLR, maybe not in the "Action" aviation field, but it will work, and will save you loads of money.

                              This would be very very nice, and if you learn how to use it...produce photos for JP.net and the like if you want to later down the road.

                              http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=13077
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