I made the "mistake" of checking out a DSLR

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  1. Leftyplayer

    Leftyplayer TPF Noob!

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    I was all set on buying a superzoom for a million reasons I felt good about. I've done a bunch of research and had a list of decent ones from reviews. I went to Best Buy to spend time looking at them in person. I did. They sucked. I brought my kids and they were like little monkeys the whole time running and wresting on the floor and I took the opportunity to photograph them with a bunch of the superzooms. These kids don't stand still. All the pics were blurry. Of course, I didn't really know how to USE each camera other than guess work through the menu, but still, I was frustrated.

    Then, sitting there was a DSLR (5000D - canon? nikon?). Picked it up to play and just on auto setting I took beautiful shots of them. Even when they were bouncing off the wall at max speed, sharp!

    Soooooooo, now that I have seen the light, I'm actually kind of upset because, well, I was only going to spend $400 on a camera. Clearly, now I have to spend more - that will be very very bad. How do I fix this problem? :grumpy: :lol:
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    probably a nikon d5000. a great entry level dslr.
     
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    mrpink No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Get a Cannon G11.




    p!nK
     
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    Leftyplayer TPF Noob!

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    Yes, drank the cool-aid indeed LOL. Glad I didn't just order something online sight unseen.

    Honestly, I even hated how lightweight they were. I know that's supposed to be a plus, but it felt "toy'ish" to me.

    I guess my photography background from about 20 years ago was still lurking in my cells. I just thought, it's been about 20 years, surely no camera can be that bad nowadays.

    Ok, the 5000D is on my list.

    mrpink: tell me more .. the G11 seems to be some sort of faux-DSLR?
     
  5. Stormchase

    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Welcome!
    Its a new game nowdays with equipment. You can learn a LOT here on the forums. Any camera is a good camera to get back into it again. Any entry lvl canon, nikon atleast. Spend what you can on as little as you can. build up your gear and have a ball...Glad to hear of your adventures. Tho the day I did that, I just wanted to look. so I walked out with my new camera... and lens ... and bag ... and tripod...
    lol
     
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    +1

    Not a bad idea.
     
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    Fedaykin TPF Noob!

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    Get a Canon S90. <$400 and ability to go full manual, a.k.a choose your shutter speed to freeze your kids.
     
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    IlSan TPF Noob!

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    Well, cannot agree more with erose86 on this - once the DSLR has you in its spell there is no way of escaping it.
     
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    Pgeobc TPF Noob!

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    >Get over the desire to photograph your kids, clearly<

    Best answer, so far.
     
  10. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you don't take the plunge now, you'll end up doing it later. I bought a superzoom that does decent full manual and quickly outgrew it..

    I'd try to find a used d5000 on craigslist, or a comparable Canon kit.
     
  11. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Who told you that?

    I add weight to my dSLR's in the form of a vertical grip and a second battery. :D
     
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    Stormchase No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    leftyplayer,
    I did a 2 sec search for my camera. 420.00 for a canon full DSLR and 18-55mm IS lens. 20 more dollars is worth it!
    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=ca...non&_osacat=0&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313


     
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