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    May 2011
    Sumter, South carolina

    Dslr camera to buy

    My daughter really enjoys taking pictures. She wants to get a dslr camera that will last her for a while. This would be her first dslr, but she has a very good eye. her price range would be from $500 to $800 and is willing to get a used one. Any suggestions?

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    Computer Support Tech MNRyan's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    Pipestone, MN USA

    Re: Dslr camera to buy

    It would help to know how knowledgeable about camera settings and if she is looking to spend the time to learn more about how to use the camera. Another thing to consider is what she's going to be taking pictures of. One thing that gets mentioned a lot is to go to a reputable camera store and try a few out and then come back here with some ideas that you get from there.

    I use the Nikon D90. It's my first DSLR and I'm still learning much about it. It's been a great camera and I think it's a camera that is easy to learn, but also can compete with some of the best. I've seen them used with the kit Nikon 18-105mm lens within your price range.
    Feel free to edit my images, just let me know what you did.

    Nikon D90 w/18-105 VR, 70-300VR, 35mm f1.8G &Tamron 10-24 f3.5-4.5
    Nikon SB-600 Speedlight (x2) w/ Gary Fong 1/2 Cloud Light Sphere (x2) and 1 Cloud
    Slik Pro 700DX tripod w/Vanguard SBH-200 ball-head
    Panasonic ZS8

    My photo's:

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    Senior Member freygr's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Portland, OR, USA

    Re: Dslr camera to buy

    Go to a local camera store, not a "big boy" chain, you most likely get better service, also KLH, B&H or Adorama cameras have good reputations. Other wise be very careful if purchasing non-locally.

    Panorama Madness:

    Nikon D800, 50mm F1.4D AF, 16-35mm, 28-200mm & 70-300mm

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