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    Hello! Im interested in photography & would like to own a DSLR.
    Basically, I just wanna camwhore with it, and to take random photos.... when I feel like it.
    But then again, I know nuts about DSLRs. one thing for sure: I'm not gonna go for the high-end ones ($$$$).
    Soooooooo, any recommendations on which brand/model should I get?

    NOTE: my main concern isn't if it is good for camwhoring or not. It's the quality of the images produced & the worth of the pricing.
    Last edited by Cocolates; 15th February 2011 at 10:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocolates View Post
    Hello! Im interested in photography & would like to own a DSLR.
    Basically, I just wanna camwhore with it, and to take random photos.... when I feel like it.
    But then again, I know nuts about DSLRs. one thing for sure: I'm not gonna go for the high-end ones ($$$$).
    Soooooooo, any recommendations on which brand/model should I get?
    Camwhore, hmm mayb the sony NEX series might suits you since it is small and light in weight
    Nikon D7000 ~ my louya Flickr >.<

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    Helllo!!! Thanks for the suggestion.. How much does it cost (estimated)?
    I don't mind second-hand ones because Im not really good at keeping things in good condition either (hehe)...
    Do u think a 2nd hand canon 450D is worth $600? Someone's selling it at that price...
    Considering I only need it for camwhoring etc.

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    Don't have to get a DSLR:

    http://www.samsung.com/sg/consumer/c...ies&returnurl=

    Ultimate camwhoring camera

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    nikon 3100 if u are keen to learn taking nice pixs and addin lenses, flashes as u progress. else a panasonic gf2 or sony nex 3 or 5

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    Any idea how much it costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleonbus View Post
    Don't have to get a DSLR:

    http://www.samsung.com/sg/consumer/c...ies&returnurl=

    Ultimate camwhoring camera
    Im currently owning that camera.. But i think the quality is still not as good. Thats why Im looking for a second-hand DSLR.

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    DSLRs are generally not camwhore friendly. Too bulky and the grip isn't designed for aiming the camera at yourself. You'll end up twisting your wrist and hurting your arms and all that good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    DSLRs are generally not camwhore friendly. Too bulky and the grip isn't designed for aiming the camera at yourself. You'll end up twisting your wrist and hurting your arms and all that good stuff
    True, but the quality is definitely better(???).
    I actually like taking abstract photos but I can't do that with my current compact camera without having e flash create some weird shadows and stuffs.
    & I like how I can control the focus thingy with DSLRs... Haha, idk how to explain myself but u get me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocolates View Post
    True, but the quality is definitely better(???).
    I actually like taking abstract photos but I can't do that with my current compact camera without having e flash create some weird shadows and stuffs.
    & I like how I can control the focus thingy with DSLRs... Haha, idk how to explain myself but u get me.
    I think what you are referring to is shallow depth of field. If you want to take "random photos" and snapshots of people, any DSLR with a big aperture will get you there, probably a standard lens.
    An artist who realizes there is a supreme force and works gladly as an apprentice under heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth67C View Post
    I think what you are referring to is shallow depth of field. If you want to take "random photos" and snapshots of people, any DSLR with a big aperture will get you there, probably a standard lens.
    How much is big to have a big aperture? Example? ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocolates View Post
    How much is big to have a big aperture? Example? ^^
    Anything from f1.2 - f2.8 generally, of course the bigger the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocolates View Post
    How much is big to have a big aperture? Example? ^^
    That depends on the lens that you buy. A 50mm f/1.8 might cost 100-150.

    For camwhoring, I suggest you buy a Sony A33. You can swivel the screen so it faces you, and it has very fast autofocus, smile shutter, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth67C View Post
    Anything from f1.2 - f2.8 generally, of course the bigger the better.
    though im not so sure what it means, I think I get u. haha. thanks anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    That depends on the lens that you buy. A 50mm f/1.8 might cost 100-150.

    For camwhoring, I suggest you buy a Sony A33. You can swivel the screen so it faces you, and it has very fast autofocus, smile shutter, etc.
    OKay thanks
    Anyway, about how much does a Sony A33 costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocolates View Post
    OKay thanks
    Anyway, about how much does a Sony A33 costs?
    Brand new? About 900-920. Best to go to SLR revo at Funan, or MS color in AMK.

    FYI, this forum has a "priceguides" section for a reason...
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    If you're in the north, it's easy to test the A33/A55 cameras.
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    How about Panasonic LX5 or Canon S95? Small enough for you to keep in your bag. Just shoot in RAW format and it gives u a lot of flexibility to edit your photos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by digisheep View Post
    How about Panasonic LX5 or Canon S95? Small enough for you to keep in your bag. Just shoot in RAW format and it gives u a lot of flexibility to edit your photos...
    Camwhoring and "whenever I feel like it" shots generally means no desire to edit... Hence wanting better pics straight out of cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    If you're in the north, it's easy to test the A33/A55 cameras.
    this i concur. superb image quality paired with the swivel LCD to face the front. priceless.


    oh and it's superbly light-weight

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