Saturday, June 28, 2008

I need some help

Ok, all of you camera savvy people out there- this is directed at you!

I would really like to buy a DSLR camera...but I don't know all that much about them. I am interested in taking up photography as a hobby, but I don't have a ton of money to spend at the moment. I think if I can do some research and figure out exactly what I'm looking for, I can probably convince my husband to spend the $.

What I am looking for is some advice/recommendations regarding DSLR cameras for novices that will produce a nice quality photograph but won't break the bank. I am also wondering if anyone has advice on where I might find an inexpensive photography class that would work for someone wanting to learn on a DSLR camera.

Thanks in advance!

4 fabulous responses:

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Technology idiot here - what is DSLR?????? I'm assuming it's shorthand for big digital camera with adjustable lenses that clicks way faster than my Canon Powershot Elph that is tiny and comes everywhere with me so I don't miss a minute!

Stephanie Cunningham said...

I've heard good things about the Nikon D40. We thought about getting it ourselves. It runs around $400, and is "supposed" to be good for beginners. I think the Best Buy around here carries it, so might be easy to check out.

nicole chvatal said...

hi-
check out http://www.kenrockwell.com/
he's a camera guru and my dad swears by him. my dad just bought a nikon slr camera and he LOVES it but i think it was pretty pricey. my friend bought a canon slr and also LOVES it but i'm not sure how much $ it was! ;) good luck, and have fun, ansel adams!
-nicole

dana wyzard said...

NIKON D40 will have you slobbering on yourself just trying to read the instructions. Great camera, but not what you should start out with.

I started with the very first digital camera. a 1 megapixel SONY that cost $800 16 years ago. They are now up to 7mp for around $170.

But wait!!! At Office Depot I found a KODAK (NOT a kodak fan here) but it was 12 mega pixels!!! TWELVE for $150. Money was tight. I had been wanting to replace my beloved SONY with another SONY, but for 12 mega pixels, I'll be a camera whore.