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Thread: what to get

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    Member mondo1090's Avatar
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    what to get

    i have about 1,500 to spend on a dslr and im not really sure what to get, i want to shoot alittle bit of everything, what would you recomend

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    Senior Member Ronnoco's Avatar
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    Re: what to get

    Well, Canadian prices are different but I would consider the Canon 20D, Nikon D200 and take a look at the Sony/Minolta DSLR coming out on June 9th given your price range.


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    Jedi Master masdog's Avatar
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    Re: what to get

    Ronnoco gives you some good choices, but it isn't as simple as just asking for what to buy. You say you want to do a bit of everything. What will you primarily be using your camera for?

    DSLRs are very flexible cameras. Regardless of what you buy, you can use it for most photography. What will be important is the lenses that you buy as these have more of an effect on the final image than the camera body (thats not to say that the camera body has no effect as higher level bodies have more features).

    Without knowing your experience level and what you plan on primarily shooting, the best I can recommend is buying a lower end DSLR like the Rebel XT or the Nikon D50. This body is about $500 less than the next level up, leaving you extra money to buy more lenses.
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    Member mondo1090's Avatar
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    Re: what to get

    Well the Camera is being used for my Major, so there is no set given on what to be shooting, i have been shopping around and looking at diffrent ones and im very impressed with this one so far

    but i figured i would ask around, becuase seems like you would know more that me, this is about 1,000 which i figured would leave me some cash left over for a lense

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