Digital kid looking for an SLR.

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  1. TylerDCA

    TylerDCA TPF Noob!

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    I have been shooting digital for quite a while.. I specialize in concert photography. (Digital is support conveniant for that)

    But I long for film, and I want to purchase a decent SLR. If you can suggest some models for me, keep in mind that I am a student so on somewhat of a budget. So if you can share any info that you have that would be great.

    Cheers,
    Tyler
     
  2. MDowdey

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    nikon is very user friendly and on the "budget friendly" side. Although there are alot of people that like pentax here... its really up to you and how much$$$ you have.


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  3. TylerDCA

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    cool... to be honest. I seem to be leaning towards a canon because I long for one of the Canon 10D DSLRs and I don't want to buy two sets of lenses.

    Does anyoone have any experience with the Rebel line? The Ti or the 2000
    or should I save my money for an Elan?
     
  4. enigma

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    I agree with MDowdey. I have a minolta, but a buddy of mine has a nice heavy Nikon. It is a great camera. I would keep my buget small for an slr.... even more so for my 1st one. I would also buy a 50mm fixed focal length lens (it will most likly come with a 30-70mm or somthing like that)

    the 50mm will be a much faster lense.

    good luck.... hope I can help
     
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    ...you seem to be on the right track, thinking ahead in terms of lenses

    Remember that - whatever you purchase - it's a "system" you buy into

    I use the Nikon system myself, but Canon is also a fine system

    In the final analysis, your camera is just a light proof box ... lenses (and, to a certain extent, accessories) are the all important part

    Shop around, play with different cameras - then choose what feels intuitive in your hands

    Happy shopping!

    :)

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  6. TylerDCA

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    hey thanks for the advice everyone.
     

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