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Old November 17th, 2005, 12:07 PM
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choosing a camera!!!!

Hey guys, I am ready to buy my first camera can you recommend something, well not expensive, $350 max.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 09:07 AM
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Perhaps a little more info would help here. Specifically, are you looking for film or digital, what do you plan to shoot, interested in a camera that can grow with you, etc, etc.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 12:00 PM
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the eternal question, film or digital, well I believe that Im lookin for a digital one, I have seen people with digital cameras that look like the old school 35mm cameras, what about one of those!!!!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 12:06 PM
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if I want one with exenchable lenses would that be too expensive??
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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Well for $350, you aren't going to find a digital SLR (single lens reflex) "old school" one with interchangeable lenses. A digital SLR is going to run you at least $650 (new) on up.
You can find many nice consumer digital cameras that are "SLR Like" with decent resolution used for that price though. Look for a used Sony Mavica cd500 and check it out. That's what I had before stepping up to the pentax DS.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 09:48 PM
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get a canon rebel 35mm. I think its a great camera to learn on and is well within your price range. They are high quality, durable, and dependable.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 02:24 PM
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Well, I bought a used Kodak DCS 520 for 350 with two batteries and a cable release. I already had an assortment of Canon lenses, so if I were you, I would just look around. If you already have some lenses, then it would be wise to stay with that type of mount, but if you do not have any lenses, buy a high end point and shoot like a Minolta Dimage 7/7i. These camera sell for about 300-350 on www.keh.com and they are great cameras. I have used them and I really like them. It has a 28-200mm lens on it, with a manual focus and zoom ring, just like an SLR. It has a hotshoe, and all the advanced features of a DSLR. This is what I recommend if you want a camera like that.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:47 PM
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1000 thanx guys, you`ve been very helpful. thanks a bunch
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Old November 24th, 2005, 01:18 AM
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Canon Powershot A520 is an excellent point and shoot camera. I bought one and even though I bought a Nikon D50 a week later due to my mastering of the Powershot, I still love the Canon. It's size, weight, ability to shoot video, and it's overal capabilities cannot be beaten for $200. If you have $350, you could step up and get the Powershot A610 or A620, but then you could end up like me and want a DSLR eventually and you'll be kinda hosed off that you spent so much on a point and shoot. Well, at least that's what happened to me anyway. Good luck!
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get a canon rebel 35mm. I think its a great camera to learn on and is well within your price range. They are high quality, durable, and dependable.
ditto... you can also take the lenses and upgrade to a digital SLR later
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