Newbies with No DSLR


eatme

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Mar 11, 2010
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Hi all, I havent says a word/post in this Club. So now I try.
N still have not buy meself an DSLR.
I use to have an SLR Pentac MZ-50 camera back during skool time in the mid 90s.
Due to $ while in NS and later Looking out for Jobs, I forget abt the Hobby which is
rather expensive for me to go for, I'm just an Average JOE.

Nw me wife just started tryout small scale Online Biz selling clothing,
I start taking shoots with my Canon SX120. Took some indoor and outdoor shoots.
Then! the Fun kicks in to crave for DSLR.

Hmmm.... start eyeing some DSLR oledy.
First one is Budget - ard $1000-$1500 so so.
Name brand to play with - Nikon or Canon
Nikon - D3100?
Canon - 60D?
Or what?
So many doubt...:eek:
arrhh kills me. Some helping words guys/gals?
 

fmeeran

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Nov 5, 2010
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#5
You should try out the cameras and see which one fit in your hand better first. Is a prime concern when you are trying long exposure handheld or when taking a lot of snaps.
 

photokit

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Nov 13, 2010
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Hi all, I havent says a word/post in this Club. So now I try.
N still have not buy meself an DSLR.
I use to have an SLR Pentac MZ-50 camera back during skool time in the mid 90s.
Due to $ while in NS and later Looking out for Jobs, I forget abt the Hobby which is
rather expensive for me to go for, I'm just an Average JOE.

Nw me wife just started tryout small scale Online Biz selling clothing,
I start taking shoots with my Canon SX120. Took some indoor and outdoor shoots.
Then! the Fun kicks in to crave for DSLR.

Hmmm.... start eyeing some DSLR oledy.
First one is Budget - ard $1000-$1500 so so.
Name brand to play with - Nikon or Canon
Nikon - D3100?
Canon - 60D?
Or what?
So many doubt...:eek:
arrhh kills me. Some helping words guys/gals?
Choice of camera is a personal one. Enjoy!
 

daredevil123

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driveanegg

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Welcome to CS !

Photography doesn't mean take pictures with SLR.
Photography means capturing of images by means of a camera. It can be film, can be digital, can be SLR, can be P&S.
Most important is that you enjoy what you are doing.

TS, you sound like someone young with a family just starting out of business. Why not just continue using your camera first? Use it until it breaks down. In the meantime, spend the money and effort to help your wife grow her online business.
--> good for $$, good for fun, good for long-lasting happy marriage :)

have fun !
 

ant0800

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Nov 26, 2010
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#10
Welcome to CS... congrates on your 1st posts and hope you get your DSLR soon... :D
 

Nov 27, 2010
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#11
Welcome to CS~
I am new too~
I just narrow my choice to A55,60D and D7000~
I am considering within these three~
Any comments which camera i should choose?
 

Rashkae

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Nov 28, 2005
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#13
Welcome to CS~
I am new too~
I just narrow my choice to A55,60D and D7000~
I am considering within these three~
Any comments which camera i should choose?
Have you tried and tested them all? Compared features and ergonomics?

Best features would be A55. Best ergonomics is subjective; I'd say D7000 for ergonomics.
 

Nov 27, 2010
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Have you tried and tested them all? Compared features and ergonomics?

Best features would be A55. Best ergonomics is subjective; I'd say D7000 for ergonomics.
How about 60D~ I only tested A55 and D7000~
D7000 is great for me~ I can afford it but since its my first DSLR,i am not sure whether i can put the expensive camera to its full potential~
A55 pictures look very digital(dunno how to explain)~
 

Titan10k

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How about 60D~ I only tested A55 and D7000~
D7000 is great for me~ I can afford it but since its my first DSLR,i am not sure whether i can put the expensive camera to its full potential~
A55 pictures look very digital(dunno how to explain)~
a55 and d7000 use the same sensor fyi.
 

zac08

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Feb 21, 2005
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a55 and d7000 use the same sensor fyi.
Yep~ i know~ but the picture juz seems abit different~ maybe its my imagination~
While the sensor may be the same, the processor and how the logic defines the picture may be totally different. This is why you'll see a difference in the pics. :)
 

Rashkae

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Nov 28, 2005
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Yep~ i know~ but the picture juz seems abit different~ maybe its my imagination~
Are you actually comparing on a PC screen? If you're only comparing at the back LCD, that's just silly. If you're looking through the viewfinder, the A55 uses an EVF while the D700 uses an OVF. That may cause the "digital" look.

In terms of the actual pictures, you won't see much of a difference. So it's up to you if you need the articulating LCD, 10 FPS, GPS, fast AF in live view and fast AF in Video mode. And no mirror slap.
 

Nov 27, 2010
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I think i am going for D7000~
Yeah i compare it in PC screen
 

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