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My wife and i are shopping around for a new entry level dSLR. Right now it's between sony a230, nikon d3000, or canon rebel xs or xsi. was wondering if anyone had any of these and looking for feedback?
 

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Oh we're talking about cameras here Ha Ha LOL!! I have no knowledge in that department. If you don't believe me look at some of my watch photos. Even if your sober while looking at my photos you will think that you had one too many Ha Ha LOL!!!
 

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Rob, we were hoping that you were going to update to the newer "Etch -a-Sketch"........(5th grade and up)LOL:%:%:%:%

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Oh we're talking about cameras here Ha Ha LOL!! I have no knowledge in that department. If you don't believe me look at some of my watch photos. Even if your sober while looking at my photos you will think that you had one too many Ha Ha LOL!!!
 

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I have a Cannon XSI......it is more camera than I'll ever need.
I have purchased various lenses (macro being the one ofthe coolest).
I had a Nikon D series and it was also kick a$$ but a buddy wanted it so I sold it to him and got the Cannon.
You can't go wrong with either.
If you have any specific questions just ask......


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Seattle wrote:
I have a Cannon XSI......it is more camera than I'll ever need.
I have purchased various lenses (macro being the one ofthe coolest).
I had a Nikon D series and it was also kick a$$ but a buddy wanted it so I sold it to him and got the Cannon.
You can't go wrong with either.
If you have any specific questions just ask......


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Rob, we were hoping that you were going to update to the newer "Etch -a-Sketch"........(5th grade and up)LOL:%:%:%:%

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Oh we're talking about cameras here Ha Ha LOL!! I have no knowledge in that department. If you don't believe me look at some of my watch photos. Even if your sober while looking at my photos you will think that you had one too many Ha Ha LOL!!!
:%:%:lol:cYour killing me here Ha Ha LOL!! I spit up my orange juice when I read that LOL!!!
 

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My wife and i are shopping around for a new entry level dSLR. Right now it's between sony a230, nikon d3000, or canon rebel xs or xsi. was wondering if anyone had any of these and looking for feedback?
brz - I spoke to my father, who is a professional photographer about your question.

He said in his professional opinion the BEST entry level dslr camera BY FAR is the Canon rebel, which is available in 4 different models. The top of the line of the 4 available models is the T1I or new T2I. My father said it just depends on the features you want. The T1I has been very well reviewed for a long time. The T2I is the newest model.

T2I - http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=19943

T1i - http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=18385

XSI - http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=16307

XS - http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17316

He said that this is widely agreed upon that the Rebel is the best. So much so that the new T2I Rebel is actually more packed with features then some of their other much higher line cameras like Canon 50D that he uses ( http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17499 )

My father said that you can find these for sale on Amazon, which will be lower then many camera stores, BUT going to a good camera store (Penn Camera) and talking to someone who actually can show you how these cameras work.

Bottom line he said is that the Rebel is INCREDIBLE and might be the only camera you will ever need (especially the new T2I)

ALSO - he said don't just go on the internet and look for the best deal, because on cameras the best deal is usually to good to be true. MAKE SURE TO GET USA WARRANTY because gray market cameras can be a massive problem if you have any issues.

he suggested this site http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ to look at stuff, but still suggests the Rebel.

I hope this is helpful.
 

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No kidding, that was some serious F'd up hair!!! Hell, he looks better with the clean shaven look!






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RipitRon wrote:
Does it come with the Agassi mullet?:%

Seattle wrote:
I have a Cannon XSI......it is more camera than I'll ever need.
I have purchased various lenses (macro being the one ofthe coolest).
I had a Nikon D series and it was also kick a$$ but a buddy wanted it so I sold it to him and got the Cannon.
You can't go wrong with either.
If you have any specific questions just ask......


CJ
 

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on cameras the best deal is usually to good to be true
i was searching for best prices and found this one place that the prices were unreal. then i did some research on them. man, am i glad i did. they try to 'bait and switch' you.

thanks for the info, still undecided. the only thing that is kinda holding me back from the canon's is that the image stabilization is built into the lens and i keep reading that when you want new lenses they will be higher in price than lenses for cameras w/ built in stabilization.

i could get the D3000 right now for around $580 w/ 2 lenses 18mm-55mm and 55mm-200mm.

what lens(es) do i need to take everyday photos?
 

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Regardless of what camera the rest of us own, the best camera for you is the one that feels right in YOUR hands. I suggest you find a camera store that carries full lines of dSLRs, not just the few models that stores like Best Buy handle.

Spend some time with each camera and listen to the information being given you by the salesperson. If they are like the jewelry store clerk who knows very little about watches, walk away and go back on a different shift. Unless it is a mom-and-pop store the sales clerk is probably on commission and will be willing to spend time with you. Just don't allow yourself to be oversold.

I suggest setting a price limit after you've handled a few cameras because you can put a serious dent in your watch-buying habits by buying a dSLR, the lenses that go with it, flash guns, a circular polarizer for each lens, etc.

If your primary use of the camera will be for family pictures and watch photography, an advanced point-and-shoot camera with a real glass lens and macro capability might be enough.

Just like you know a watch looks right on your wrist, you will know you have the right dSLR in your hands because if feels comfortable there.

GOOD LUCK!
 

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i have a sony 10mp point and shoot currently and i can't say i'm really unhappy with the photos.











but i know the point and shoot have their limitations. will have to go try some dSLR'sout. i think one of the things that scares me is the investment vs. reward. am i going to be happy w/ my choice, are the 'everyday' pics going to be THAT much better?
 

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I was just talking to my father about this thread and he said the following that made me laugh.

"It is not how large your camera is that makes a difference, it is how wide your lens is"

hahahahaha
 

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TVDinner wrote:
I was just talking to my father about this thread and he said the following that made me laugh.

"It is not how large your camera is that makes a difference, it is how wide your lens is"

hahahahaha
He might be right part of the time. But what happens when you are trying to shoot a pic of the curvy, shapely sweet looking female body covered with just the smallest two pieces of cloth you've ever seen when she happens to be a far piece away, down the beach? That's when LENGTH really matters!

[sup]Duchess, please forgive me my sexist thoughts and words. Unless of course you are the one wearing the scanty bikini in my imaginary saga.[/sup]
 

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roloya wrote:
TVDinner wrote:
I was just talking to my father about this thread and he said the following that made me laugh.

"It is not how large your camera is that makes a difference, it is how wide your lens is"

hahahahaha
He might be right part of the time. But what happens when you are trying to shoot a pic of the curvy, shapely sweet looking female body covered with just the smallest two pieces of cloth you've ever seen when she happens to be a far piece away, down the beach? That's when LENGTH really matters!

[sup]Duchess, please forgive me my sexist thoughts and words. Unless of course you are the one wearing the scanty bikini in my imaginary saga.[/sup]
hahahaha - I just called him and told him this comment. Now he is laughing also. Very funny.
 

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picked up a dSLR. decided on a Pentax. reviews and price seemed good. a few pics of my wifes v-day flowers. still trying to get a good pic of a watch.







 

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Congrats on the new watch. Looking forward to seeing your watch pics
 

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I'm sure you will figure it out. Can't wait to see some shots. Remember, macro mode, tripod, delayed shutter release.....and you will be OK....
 
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