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(still) Camera Buying.. What should I get?

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I pretty much have my mind made up on digital cameras but I'm feeling pretty removed from the 35mm scene. What should I get that I can afford & cant afford (for the hell of it)

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Guest juicysauce
Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR kit in sexy black! Must put down credit card...

 

I second that. I've been thinking of buying one myself.

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Guest George.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR kit in sexy black! Must put down credit card...

 

I second that. I've been thinking of buying one myself.

 

 

I am going to buy one of these next year _ hopefully Jan/Feb. Friend has one, and from the little time I have spent with it I am really looking forward to getting one.

Gunna get a new mini dv cam too (credit card burns yet another hole in back pocket)

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Guest silatix

woah woah woah lets back up beep beep beep .. by 35mm i meant non-digital .. c'mon.. and by budget i meant 100-200 w/out lenses.. now lets start over :)

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Guest milksac

Why the interest in a film based camera vs a digicam? I stopped shooting film a long time ago simply because it got real old wagging around a huge bag of overpriced glass. Have you checked out the local camera exchange? With most of the planet rolling over to digicams you can probably get a damn good used film camera at a very low price.

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Guest patrickedge

i know im late on this, but that rebel slr is pure sex. i can't wait to get one, sho 'nuff

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Guest finegrit

didn't understand your original post. are you getting both a digital and a 35mm?

 

if so, what about a lomo to round out your digital camera.

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Guest silatix

I just want a 35mm for fun really.. I like having the option, 35mm, polaroid, digital.. I'm probably going to get something off ebay or a camera exchange.. Basically I just want something good enough that I wont have worry about breaking and will last me like everyones parents cameras did for them.

As for the digital I have a piece of shit olympus but I've already got my eyes set on a few nice new ones.. I meant to say that I've done my research for digitals, not 35mm. :D

 

didn't understand your original post. are you getting both a digital and a 35mm?

 

if so, what about a lomo to round out your digital camera.

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Guest isotropy

I have a nice old Canon AE-1. It was my grandpas' camera, and it still works great. The thing is built like a tank.

 

I made the decision a few years ago, that I'd keep my old camera gear, so lenses would be cheap. I bought a nice film scanner that does 4K, which is more than enough for my needs.

 

This way, I can also play around with infrared film which looks amazing. I got a great fisheye on ebay for $200 or so... If I had bought a digital camera, that fisheye lens would have cost about a thousand bucks... I can't justify that :)

 

Here's some of my infrared shots:

http://www.isotropy.ca/picts/infrared02.jpg

http://www.isotropy.ca/picts/infrared04.jpg

http://www.isotropy.ca/picts/infrared05.jpg

http://www.isotropy.ca/picts/infrared07.jpg

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Guest atslopes

nikons are the best especially for qtvr and motion graphic work. :D

 

Did i mention that they are affordable too.

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Guest pixel_pimp

I have a Digital Rebel, I wish I had the new black finish one! The Lens are what will make or break your investment. You can grow into a better camera down the road maybe the 20D is the way to go if you already have Canon EF mounts. The 20D is 8.2 megapixel Rebel 6.1. The Rebel shows it's limits when you try and get into off camera flash or light set-ups. Also has limited software feature, but you can download this Russian Hack that will give you 10D features like Mirror Lock, etc.

 

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/02/004258

http://www.camerahacker.com/Hacks.html

 

http://www.dpreview.com/ Great Reviews and Large Product Photos

 

I love the Rebel! Shooting in RAW is the way to go! But can see myself getting the 20D in a couple years. If you can do it I would say get the 20D. After a few months of shooting I wanted more advanced features that the Rebel couldn't handle. Canon also creates it own technology were I have heard Nikon borrows and makes it work in its cameras.

 

I compare it to Apple being Canon and Microsoft being Nikon. Canon lens are almost twice as much but are just dope!

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Guest tim.bowman

I love all the old, fully-manual Minoltas. SRT-101 and the like. You can probably find one with a 50mm lens for $150 or so. Or even an XG series (with aperture priority metering) for a little more.

 

But that's me and I have a small collection of Minolta lenses already. If I were starting over from scratch, I'd probably spring for a Nikon F4. They're fast, the Nikon lenses are amazing and they're nearly indestructible. There's a reason all the news shooters used to carry Nikons.

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