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Old 08-20-2008, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New DSLR

Hi,

I am starting a photography course at the end of September and was wondering what DSLR I should get?

I was thinking a Sony A300 with dual lens kit.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Let me jump in and give you Newsy's response:

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Old 08-20-2008, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is a huge thread about consumer-grade DSLRs. (I'm also too lazy to search for it right now, perhaps sometime when I'm sober. Edit: Yay, it was being done even as I typed).

I found a used Canon 20D for $500 online, but I'm cheap.

The newest Canon affordable DSLR is just as full featured (and then some). Lamb bought one with an IS 18-55 lens for about $800. That price is pretty great.

if I could buy again, I would have looked more closely at cameras with the IS built into the camera body. IS is a great advantage unless you plan to shoot everything in great light using a tripod. IS glass really ads up, even if you only want a few lenses. For example, the telephoto zoom I have been considering for my 20D is $200 w/o IS and $450 with it. I really wish I had spent the money for the IS technology in the body so I don't have to buy it every time I buy glass.

Olympus seems to have a decent, well reviewed line of IS bodies.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Let me jump in and give you Newsy's response:

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I second the Canon comment 40D/Rebel xti is the most popular camera on Flickr

Anyway check this thread out its all been hashed out before a couple months back

http://www.keithandthegirl.com/forum...highlight=dslr

Good podcast http://twipphoto.com/

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Old 08-21-2008, 06:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok thanks guys!
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