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  1. LanEvo

    LanEvo TPF Noob!

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    hey guys,

    I am new to the photography world, having only a Canon SD1000 P&S. Now, I would like some advice on two DSLRs and which to get, any advice is taken into consideration, I will take biased ,unbiased, just any opinions on which to get/keep (I already have both, but they are unopened). And, I would like advice on this polarizer I am thinking of getting, because I read that a polarizer is one of the most essiential things to get for a DSLR aside form the body and lens.

    1) What would/should be taken between a Sony A200 w/ DT 18-70mm lens or Nikon D60 w/ 18-55mm VR lens?

    2) What are opinions on this polarizer, looking at the price and that its circular it looks like a great deal, but could it be a fake as well?
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Circular-Polarizer-Glass-Filter/dp/B000IEVASY/ref=pd_cp_p_3"]Amazon.com: Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter - G Series: Camera & Photo[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Circular-Polarizer-Glass-Filter/dp/B000IEVASY/"][​IMG][/ame] [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Circular-Polarizer-Glass-Filter/dp/B000IEVASY/"]Amazon.com: Hoya 55mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter - G Series: Camera & Photo[/ame]



    3) Is an extra battery a needed/reccomended accessory to have? I am looking at this one, because the price is really good Li-Ion Battery for Sony NP-FM500H .

    4) What speed/type of Compact Flash cards should I buy? I would like a card capable of maxing out this cameras performance, just so I know I have somehting that is able to withstand it. Every once in a while, I will be shooting 6 RAW pics and a handful (alot) of JPEGs at continuous, burst mode. I would like a card that can handle this, so that there is minimal to no buffering, after, lets say 20 consecutive shots in burst.
     
  2. manicmike

    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm not familiar with the Sony so I say go with the D60. It's a great camera.

    The polarizer is pretty good. I've used it on my landscape shots. I believe you want the 52 mm for the kit lens though.

    An extra battery is always good to have. Along with extra memory cards.
     
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    matfoster TPF Noob!

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    i had the sony a200 at one time - the body is ok but that kit lens is rubbish IQ. A-mount minolta, legacy lenses however can be quite decent and they fit that camera.

    if buying into a system from scratch, i'd go with nikon. sony isn't in the same league for quality, however far you take the hobby in the future.
     
  4. LanEvo

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    So, any reccomendations on lens for the Sony?
     
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    LanEvo TPF Noob!

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    Also, what do you guys think of this lens? [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009V36R/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller]Amazon.com: Quantaray - 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 Manual Focus Zoom w/Macro for Minolta MD: Camera & Photo[/ame]=
     
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    Quantaray is going to be better than any kit lens, but 70-210 would not be a good kit lens.
     
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    hmmm i'd like to remind myself actually (forgotten what i owned)
    but the following is a very good to place to ask around, on this subject

    A-mount lens index with user comments..
    A-Mount Lens Index - Dyxum forums
     
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    And, how are these lenses? [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Sunpak-CF-7079-Ultra-Violet-Circular-Polarizer/dp/B00009W3UE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top]Amazon.com: Sunpak CF-7079 55mm TW Ultra-Violet & Circular Polarizer Twin Filter Pack: Camera & Photo[/ame]
     
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    Or this one? [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Zeikos-ZE-CPL55-Multi-Coated-Circular-Polarizer/dp/B001UE6N7E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1267674909&sr=1-3]Amazon.com: Zeikos ZE-CPL55 55mm Multi-Coated Circular Polarizer Filter: Camera & Photo[/ame]

    I'd like the best one for the value and quality.
     
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    OR how about this? [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Zeikos-ZE-FLK55-Multi-Coated-Filter-UV-CPL-FLD/dp/tech-data/B001KNDZHQ/ref=de_a_smtd?ie=UTF8&m=A1M0GZGHL8F7T8]Amazon.com: Zeikos ZE-FLK55 55mm Multi-Coated 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD): Amazin Deals Online[/ame]
     

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