which is the best dslr?

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  1. niceguyz

    niceguyz TPF Noob!

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    hi all..im a beginner in photography...im about to purchase my 1st dslr camera...but im confused which is the best camera for a beginner like..im keen into landscape and animal photography....im currently considering canon 500d,nikon 5000d and the sony nex 5....so which is the best performance camera that really suits me...any recommendations and advice will be most appreciated ...tq alll...:)
     
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    They are all going to have pros and cons, you will find just as many people are for each as there are that despise each. Just search some reviews on google and make your decision. I would steer clear of the Sony personally though. As for the type of photography you like, thats mainly going to be a lens decision, since all of those cameras are fairly capable, and the aperture,angle of view and focal length are going to be what mainly applies to specific types of photography.
     
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    vtf No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Theres no guesswork, Real men buy Canon.
    Sorry...couldnt resist.:lol:
    You just started a thread that will not give you any true answers. Research it.
     
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    you have to research it and look at reviews and decide what one will suit you best
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Good glass matters more than you camera body. Pick a brand, get your entry level body, with a kit lens. You'll soon want more lenses. If you buy good glass, you will have it for a long time, an you'll be set when you decide you want a better body.
     
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    so meaning to say is either canon 500d or nikon 5000d not at all the sony nex 5 ??
     
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    hi thanks for the reply...but im confused..what is good glass...if its u ..what brand u would pick ...?? tq :)
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Personally if I were you I would pick the flash that fit my hands and personal preference the best.
     
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    Leica(sarcasm)

    Pick one that you can afford and comfortable to use. Most people go with a Nikon or Canon. Make sure its comfortable to use. Its really just a preference thing.
     
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    Nikon D300s or Nikon D700. Very fine cameras, excellent and logical controls, good focusing systems, proven sub-systems. The best d-slr is the one you can afford,and which you carry with you. The camera body is the film and the focusing and exposure system.
     
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    well since you wan't us to do research and stuff for you, i will gladly answer your question...

    Camera:
    Nikon D3x SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body) 25442 - B&H Photo

    Good All-around lens:
    Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens 2185 - B&H Photo

    Flash:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/653428-REG/Quantum_Instruments_Qflash_TRIO_QF8N_TTL.html

    Good Tripod:
    Gitzo Ser.3 6X + Head Video Kit GK3500SV - B&H Photo Video

    CF card:
    SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card SDCFXP-064G-A91 - B&H

    And lastly a good case:
    Linhof Aluminum Case 022457 - B&H Photo Video


    do the research yourself, and ask questions if Google, Bing, Yahoo, or YouTube couldn't.
     

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