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    hihi.. im a newbie who is thinking of progressing from my (point-and-shoot) digital camera to a DSLR.. still figuring out the different terms n specs...
    where can i go n read up first?
    many thanks in advance!

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    Welcome to CS...

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    Try to read here. Plenty of information in this forum and it's subsections. You only need to read. Ask if you still have questions AFTER reading.

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    Library and google is your best friend. Best of all FOC

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    hey guys.. thanks for the advice..
    i read whenever i hv the chance.. kinda overwhelmed by the vast amount of info available here..

    need another advice:
    shd i buy a DSLR first and learn hands-on? or better to read first then buy?

    thanks thanks..

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    if you ask me, i vote buy and learn while OJT. I used to be like you and I came here years ago and started reading for awhile, gotten the basic info and knew what I needed to do and went for it. Been happy ever since. Same as study..just reading really have a limit on how much you can understand. You need to feel it haha~~ May the force be with you.
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    Hello...welcome.

    I would suggest that you have some basic readups to understand a bit about photography before getting your DSLR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro47 View Post
    hey guys.. thanks for the advice..
    i read whenever i hv the chance.. kinda overwhelmed by the vast amount of info available here..

    need another advice:
    shd i buy a DSLR first and learn hands-on? or better to read first then buy?

    thanks thanks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro47 View Post
    hey guys.. thanks for the advice..
    i read whenever i hv the chance.. kinda overwhelmed by the vast amount of info available here..

    need another advice:
    shd i buy a DSLR first and learn hands-on? or better to read first then buy?

    thanks thanks..
    if you have got the money to do so, then get one. it'll definetly be easier for you to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro47 View Post
    hey guys.. thanks for the advice..
    i read whenever i hv the chance.. kinda overwhelmed by the vast amount of info available here..

    need another advice:
    shd i buy a DSLR first and learn hands-on? or better to read first then buy?

    thanks thanks..
    Hmm you must consider where do you intend to bring your photography level to. Digital technology has made photography readily available to the masses , and since the cost of DSLR has come down , its really quite worth the $$ to get a DSLR. end of the day , if you still use it like a PNS , its still can take much better shots than any compact

    If you are very into picking up this new hobby , then learn now or buy later doesnt matter , but then from my own experience , and like what some bro has mentioned , you only really start learning when you start to frame and shoot .

    From books you only get to know the concepts , if you have the camera , you start to learn the real stuffs. Its like driving I guess , u only learn how to drive from first practical lesson , the basic and advance theory on their own no count ba heh So thats why I feel its better to get a camera or borrow one to try out and read up at the same time.
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    welcome to CS
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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro47 View Post
    need another advice:
    shd i buy a DSLR first and learn hands-on? or better to read first then buy?
    In terms of camera technology you need to read and understand first what you intend to get. No point going for a camera if you ask why Sony lenses don't have IS or why Canon lenses cannot be used on Nikon cameras. Once you have sorted out the technical basics you go and try hands-on how the camera feels. All cameras are able to produce good pictures but they get better if you really feel good operating the cam. Buy what you really like, brands don't matter much later when you look at the picture.
    Happy shooting

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