What camera?

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  1. JBLoudG20

    JBLoudG20 TPF Noob!

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    I am new to a DSLR, and I am debating what camera I should get.

    My friend is offering me a gently used 4 month old 350D with kit lens for $450. I was curious what else I might look at with a budget of about $550?

    I plan on hanging around here... so look forward to my bad attmepts at what you guys (and gals) do! :blushing:
     
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    Get a 50mm f/1.8, which is less than $100, around $75.
     
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    this is very common advice, and there's a reason for it. it almost always works.

    if you got an xt, kit lens, and the 50mm 1.8 for $550, that would be an absolute steal and a much better solution than point and shoot digital cameras at that price.
     
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    Oops, maybe I wasn't clear.. what other cameras should I be looking at? Should I just take his Rebel off his hands?
     
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    Ah, understood. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    Yes...for that price, that sounds like a good deal. Especially because it's from someone you know (and hopefully trust). You could maybe get a better deal on a used camera or a better model from E-bay etc....but then you have to pay shipping and all the uncertainty that goes with that.

    I'm with the others, get that camera and get a 50mm F1.8...then you will bet set.
     
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    My friend is absolutly meticulous with his gear, so I KNOW I am getting a good product.

    Any links for the lens you suggest?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We seem to have lost our links to B&H and Adorama at the top...

    Here it is

    Adorama
     
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    Thanks for the help. I already purchased a SanDisk Ultra II 2GB CF card... and hopefully I'll have my new camera this weekend!
     
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    sounds great, congrats! be sure to post some pictures from it on here time to time :)
     
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    I just ordered that lens from B&H... I'm getting awfully excited about my camera this weekend. :)
     

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