Camera Suggestions Please :)

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  1. brannock_16

    brannock_16 Ritteri Anemone

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    I totally agree with you. We are looking into finding a summer photography class that will work with both of our work schedules. I just want to be able to have a nice camera (not top of the line by any means) and be able to take pretty good photos.
     
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  3. gabbagabbawill

    gabbagabbawill Pajama Cardinal

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    If you are looking for a camera that will produce professional results at less expense, I suggest picking up a 35mm SLR.

    I've recently got the photography bug, and got a Vivitar 35mm SLR camera for $60, which included a flash. I recommend learning how to take shots without the flash, and only use the flash when needed.

    I get film for $1-2 a roll and develop very cheaply at Target by not ordering prints, which costs me only $2.50 to develop and have them put on a CD-ROM.

    Here are some of the shots I've taken with it recently... All of these are without flash... and I'm still learning:
     

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    brannock_16 Ritteri Anemone

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    Those are some awesome pictures you have there! ;) One aspect for the camera that I am looking for though is for it to be digital so I can instantly see my picture as well as look at the ISO, Balance and other options on the LCD screen.
     
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    gabbagabbawill Pajama Cardinal

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    Thanks! it's nice to have some inspiring scenery to take photos of...


    You'd be surprised at how unnecessary those things are when you figure out that you don't need them to take great shots. Consider that those "features" are also "selling points" just like a higher megapixel number will sell a digital camera, even though the sensor quality and lens are way more important...

    If you want to go all out, here is an awesome line of digi cameras: http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/
     
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    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    It was Nikon's attitude to be honest with you. Nikon has a "we'll tell YOU what you want, not the other way around" attitude. They sat on the D100 and the D1 series for years before even thinking about upgrading it, saying "it's good enough for what you need." Canon had released the 1Ds and lept WAY ahead of the technology and Nikon had no plans to keep up. When Canon announced the 1DMKII in 2004, I unloaded all my Nikon gear and never looked back. Nikon's lenses have historically been more expensive than Canon's as well, given the same spec lenses.
    A recent example of this "we'll tell you what you want" attitude is their stance on putting 1080p in their video settings in their video capable DSLRs. They have openly stated "720p is good enough for the users" even though Canon offers full settings in their cameras. I won't get into the "we don't need video in DSLRs" discussion, since that isn't the point here. lol
    Honestly, there are things I like about Nikon and Canon and there are things I hate about each of them too. I just chose the one that suited my needs best and which had less negatives, in my eyes.