first camera help

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  1. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    Hello all!

    So i want to get started in the inspiring art of photography! I want to purchase my first "professional" digital camera. I was looking at canon...what camera would u guys recommended for a beginner eager to learn the art form of photography?

    thanks a mil!

    -dak
     
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    i was thinkin bout the EOS Rebel XS
     
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    not really a pro camrea but a good beginer dslr. just make sure the camera you buy is from a brand you will want to use if you do upgrade to a pro camrea so you can still use the lenses. for example dont buy a canon rebel xs if your going to want a nikon d3 in the future.
     
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    There are Entry level DSLR's, Semi-pro DSLR's, & Professional DSLR's

    Since you're a beginner I recommend an entry level. I would look at the Canon Rebel XS, Canon Rebel XSi, Nikon D40, Nikon D60.

    Price range?

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    Do you have a budget in mind? The definition of "professional" varies greatly as will the price.

    My humble opinion is that the Canon Rebel cameras can take you a long ways. They're good cameras. I would probably stick with Canon or Nikon just because the less popular brands will often have disadvantages - price and/or availability of other equipment, repairs etc. Also, it's nice to be able to ask other Canon or Nikon users specific questions about your camera.

    Also, I would look at taking a photography class for basics & then do lots and lots of research on the internet & library to figure out where you want to go from there.
     
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    That's perfect for a beginner.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Agree. Good entry level DSLR and I shoot Nikon.
     
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    ok cool...looks like im goin for the canon rebel then :D. price range is around $300-$400ish...i kno they retail hugher...but ive been looking on ebay and craigslist for them that fits my price range :) with an extra lens! always a big plus. well i hope i win a bid soon so i can start shooting!!!!!!!! cant wait!!!!!! thanks for ur help guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Why the XS and not the XSi or the T1i?
     
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    That first deal is body only, no lens.
     
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    thanks for pointing that out!!! i think i'm gonna go for the 2nd deal? seems like a solid deal at a good price! food overall package
     

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