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  1. gizzard

    gizzard TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone...im new here...im not much of a "photographer" but i just take pictures of stuff once in a while. Usually in the bush behind my house. Is there anything i should know? And im thinking about buying a new camera....whats a good camera for someone on a budget? nothin real fancy, just a normal camera...something under $300 (is that possible?) Anyways, im accually goin for a walk..probally get some pics..


    (if your wondering why my name is gizzard...its a long story :p ) ..in short...i was playing pinball, and i was laughin sayin i was the pinball wizzard..then my buddy says, no no, pinball GIZZARD! ha ha..then after that...it evolved into just, the gizzard..cause i suck at almost everything, ha ha ha ha ha ha! :lol:
     
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    Hey Gizzard,

    You might want to check out these threads
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1815
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2766
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2263

    In my opinion , if you're new to photography and on a budget there's probably no better camera then a Pentax K1000 (that is assuming you're looking for a 35mm camera). It's entirely manual, which is perfect for learning and it's cheap.
    You should be able to find a k1000 on ebay for less then $100. If not ebay you can find them at most second hand stores and camera shops. The money you save can be put towards a second lens, tripod, flash, etc.
     
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    The only camera I own is a Pentax K1000. I bought it for $75.00 at a pawn shop. I love it. It came with a 55mm lens and I have a crappy after market 70-210 zoom lense which I bought during my more ignorant days from a commission hunger sales person. (I am still ignorant, just not as much). :roll:

    The camera itself has never let me down.
     
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    Thanks lots guys! :D
     

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