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Author Subject: to SLR or not to SLR?
tootall
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posted on 5.9.2003 at 13:35 Reply With Quote
to SLR or not to SLR?

is that the question? I'm looking at buying an SLR and have no idea what I'm really looking for in one. I would like either a Nikon or Canon, mainly because I have heard nothing but great things about them and I have a Nikon 4300 DIgicam and love it. I have a couple questions. Do any of you have an SLR? If so which one? If not, why?






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anders
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posted on 5.9.2003 at 15:02 Reply With Quote
got nikon fm2 and pentax mz50..
pentax is nice..
nikon fm2 is the best ive used..




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posted on 5.9.2003 at 17:44 Reply With Quote
hmm.. I'm not qualify for giving you any opinion cos not much I used. ahahha I still stick with my old old ooooooooooold Minolta X-700

don't know why, I felt more confidence with the Canon camera.. and then following by is Nikon.

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posted on 5.9.2003 at 20:10 Reply With Quote
my bro-in-law has a pentax slr & he swears by it!

I'm looking to get an SLR also in the next few months [when the money avails itself]. My photography experience started with a Lomo LCA then to digital, I want to branch into what people call 'real' photography... The only reason I haven't gone for an SLR before now would be the prohibitive cost.. I'll always be a Lomo fan, it's over hyped and over styled - but I still love what it throws out... That would be the main difference between what I'm used to and SLR, SLR doesn't throw out photos - you need to craft them... [note to self: you talk utter shite after a few glasses of wine].




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posted on 5.10.2003 at 14:37 Reply With Quote
haha pete... at least u ppl have the money to get em... i'm still dreaming about it and using disposibles (pretty amazing what u get outta it... just lose quality when u try to scan em, but photo developing places now burn your pics to CDs!!) ahk.. so offtopic




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posted on 5.10.2003 at 16:06 Reply With Quote
yeah jooli, anywhere near me charges a fortune to wack em onto CD - like they charge more than the actual developing itself...
topic? oh yeah... SLR - tootal - there are loads of good sites that offer reviews of SLRs etc, they are generally kick-ass. Let us see the results when you make your purchase




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tootall
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posted on 5.12.2003 at 13:09 Reply With Quote
talked to the wife, seems she doesn't think it's worth it to buy an slr and that waiting to purchase a digital slr would be better. granted the cost is a bit more, i think it will be worth it as well. and by the time i can afford it, maybe the price will have dropped enough that i can buy a couple of lenses. I'm thinking the Canon 10D is the one I want, but we'll see in a year what i'm wanting. hehe
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posted on 5.12.2003 at 13:32 Reply With Quote
Now the discussion is over, what the fcuk is an SLR?????




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anders
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posted on 5.12.2003 at 13:54 Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tootall
I'm thinking the Canon 10D is the one I want


lol...that's the same one pixiegal is craving for...heheh.

http://www.dzygn.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=461

quote:

Now the discussion is over, what the fcuk is an SLR?????


mark..u serious?




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posted on 5.12.2003 at 17:39 Reply With Quote
Uhm yeah. What do I know about photography man!




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posted on 5.12.2003 at 21:25 Reply With Quote
I'd kill for a Canon 10D. I have the EOS30 which is a very close analogue version of the 10D. I really like Canon's I used to have an EOS300, my Dad's got a 50 and a friend has a 3. All are very good, reliable cameras with good optics. You can get a body and nice lens for about 400. A decent digital SLR will set you back 2500 - and I don't see that coming down much in the near future.




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posted on 5.12.2003 at 21:27 Reply With Quote
Neo: SLR = Single Lens Reflex. It basically means a camera where the eyepiece actually looks through the lens that will take the photo. Allows for more realistic framing.




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posted on 5.13.2003 at 12:58 Reply With Quote
you can get the 10D for $1500 at www.etronics.com , but that doesn't include a lense. not bad, but I think i'm going to just get a used slr for now to learn some basic stuff and then save up and get a digital slr.
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posted on 5.13.2003 at 14:44 Reply With Quote
Thanks for the explanation Dan




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tootall
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posted on 6.18.2003 at 12:58 Reply With Quote
well, i bought the Canon Ti and now I'm selling it on ebay. man, i really didn't need it afterall, my digicam pretty much does just as good of job as the slr and i don't have to pay for film. oh well, better do a little more research next time.
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