What up all? :drive2
So I have been getting a little bit of interest in photography lately, using my family's fuji Finepix 3.2MP point and shoot. It takes good pictures for the most part. Anyway, I had been getting an interest in more advanced types of photography, like getting a digital SLR camera. I went to the store yesterday just to try them out, and it was amazing all the things they could do.
However, it was also kind of a wake up call as to how much I was getting into by getting something like that, that I might not use all the time. I might have to get a memory card, bag, filters, tripod, etc.
I wanted to know who else here was interested in photography and if they had any suggestions as to how to get started, cameras, etc.
BTW, when I went to the store I looked at the Nikon D70, the Canon Rebel, and one by Pentax.
the canon rebels are really nice.. my brother has one with a new lens, but the one it comes with was decent too
if you were going to go with that, wait it out for a few months because a camera shop owner told me that they are going to decrease in price soon...
they are way expensive... i personally have an old canon AE-1 film camera i used to my photography classes... older camera, but that thing is amazing for what it is.
if you wanted to cough up like 700-800 or so dollars in a few month on a camera, the canon rebel shouldnt disappoint... then in the future, if you wanted to upgrade the lens, there is always taht option
photography isnt cheap to get into : (
I used to shoot with 35mm. Had an old school Minolta Maxxum 7000.
Whether digital or film, cost should not be a consideration when first starting up. Use anything you have, and get some books. The basics, tricks and techniques are more important to master than the type of equipment you have, and you'll get a good feel for whether you'll want to invest more money in the future.
If you're at that point already, then consider buying used equipment and you'll save a lot. Nothing wrong with it, especially with things like filters and lenses, hoods, remotes, flash, etc. One thing beginners often overlook is the importance of a good, strong & solid tripod . . . don't go for those cheaper lightweight models, you'll regret it.
Oh, and if you don't already have Photoshop, you're gonna want it.
A great camera that is on par with alot of the newer high end point and shoots is the sony 717, its not an SLR, but it has manual focus, aperature, and shutter speed. Its also 5.2 MP, so the resolution is great.
On top of that, it can also take movies w/ sound, something SLR's do not do.. this is my main worry about SLR's, that i will want something that also takes movies once i have one.
Sony doesnt make them anymore, but they are always on ebay for 300-400 bucks, and that ussually includes, batteries, memory, charger, bag, etc.
if you go digital, it is going to cost about a grand.
film, well film isnt cheap... if you set up your own black room, the chemicals are costly
so, yes, it is a bit of a concern...
if you are really interested, its awesome.
i hope the digital slrs go down quite a bit soon,
well this was something I was gonna ask for for christmas but now I think I'm gonna stick to the regular point and shoot and car parts :)
well, if you could get your parents to buy you a camera, they will be like 700 bucks or so... but still, damn, i know my parents arnt going to do that haha
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