Camera Language Help Please

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sweetshoplady, May 6, 2009.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I want to get a camera, Probably a used one, or almost new. As a really nice camera is pretty expensive. I don't understand the language though.

    I want something that will take nice pictures of animals, like chickens, ducks, pheasants, horses. I've been able to get a couple shots with my old 35 mm that had it been a really nice camera the picture would have been even better.

    I want different lenses, so I can take a picture of something far away and have it be close. I know there was a thread about cameras, but I can't find it. So I figured, if I asked, y'all would be able to help me with the language so I know what features that I'm looking for. I hate the last camera I got as it takes the picture a couple seconds after you click it. So you almost never get the picture. Chickens don't usually just stand there and say mealworms while they wait for the camera to go off.
  2. dragracer

    dragracer Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2008
    canon rebel is pretty good (not sure what the nikon equiv is) I have a canon 20d and love it. I have always used canon. Try a local camera store that does trade ins. you can typically get a good deal on a used digital slr. the one i like to use here even has lay away which is nice.
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My recommendation for everyone is the Canon Rebel xTi 10.2 MP - you can probably find one on ebay for about $400 or less. Brand new list price is $999. I got mine for $700 with a sale and a coupon. I cannot recommend Canon more, but others prefer Nikon. I have had Canon since I was 12.
  5. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I love Canon too! I have a 40D. I used to use a Digital Rebel, and I think that's probably what you're looking for. It's the most basic one with interchangeable lenses.

    If you want something that has different lenses then you need an SLR. (SLR alone is the old film type, and DSLR just means digital.)

    You can buy it with the kit lens, or alone. The kit lens is (well used to be...maybe still is?) an 18-55mm lens. It's sort of an all purpose lens. Not the greatest quality, but gets the job done for a wide range of shots. If you want really great portraits, then get a fixed lens. I love the 50mm 1.8 lens! It's really cheap and yet it takes beautiful photos. Getting the kit lens and the 50mm would be a great start...
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I use Minolta because I had every lens they made when the digital stuff came and they fit the new digital cameras too. BUT, if I was starting over I would definately buy a Nikon. They make THE best camera for personal or professional use. If you have a Sam's club close by, I know ours has a Nikon bundle kit that is awesome and very reasonable.

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