I need expert opinions from Photographers

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by theoldchick, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I've managed to recycle $1,000 worth of scrap metal and want to purchase the best digital camera in that price range. You've seen the type of photos I take (or attempt to take). What would you recommend for me?
     
  2. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Canon Rebel T3i and would recommend it to anybody. A few months ago, a coworker that i was showing it to ended up ordering one online the next day! I just checked and it's selling for about $700 online, with the basic 18-55mm lens. Cheaper than when I bought it this summer. [​IMG] When you really get to be a serious amateur, or professional, the most expensive part of the hardware are the lenses! My two telephotos were over $1000, each.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Thanks for the info. I've looked into that model and am glad you told me your personal opinion. Yeah, I know about those costly lens as I have a few from my Minolta my Mother gave me when I graduated high school in the late 70's. Loved that camera!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Anybody else have a suggestion?
     
  5. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Canons too, but the 7d. It is a "tad" more than your scrap but a much nice camera than the rebel. But you should go to a couple of stores and hold the Canons and Nikons in your hands close your eyes and see how they feel. Some people like their camera a bit bigger and others prefer a bit smaller.

    And I would stick with those two brands. (sorry to all my friends with the other camera brand)
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I've been checking out the Nikon model, too! I've been doing alot of research, and sister, I'd love to get the higher end model, but at this time I'll have to stick with the thousand dollar restriction.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  7. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    DH has a Rebel. They had like a 14mp on ebay (new) a few weeks ago for like $700. range.
    If you can wait, go into the "deals" section there, it's all new from certified sellers, includes shipping.
    I did alot of shopping there last month.
    And the prices keep going down on the Rebel, not because it's crappy, they just keep making the newer ones better.
    Highly recommend it!
     
  8. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are better off spending more on the glass than on the camera body. If you can buy a really nice lens and 'last years" model camera body you might find that it is the best deal and in the budget.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Quote:So true!
     
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Quote:Thanks for the tip!
     

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