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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IOWA, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    I need some recommendations from those in the know... help me pick out a DSLR :D

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  2. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    What's your goal? - General, Sports, Macro, Wildlife?

    There's stuff for almost every price range.
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  3. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    Price range will help.
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  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    Price not an issue.

    It's for product shooting.
  5. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Android Expert

    5DmkII is one I use. Its a very nice piece of kit. Full frame, great low light abilities.
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  6. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Bought my wife a Rebel T3 and it works great!
  7. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Jeez, someone has some coin. :)
    IOWA, here's a list of some Verge reviews:
    Cameras Reviews | The Verge
    I'd say, going with Canon or Nikon, you'll be fine. Like others said, it's more about how much you want to spend. The other big thing is how does it feel in your hands. Unless you'll be using a tripod a lot (guessing you may with product shooting), spending that much money, it's got to be comfortable.
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  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    You will probably need tripod, lighting, good Macro lenses, soft box - and on the list goes.

    Go check Adorama and B&H. See what's available pricewise and read the reviews.
    Adorama also has some kind of forum.

    Plenty of forums, too.

    Digital Photography Review is one. They have a forum for just about any camera
    Photocamel isn't too bad either.

    There are many others that are camera specific.
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  9. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Android Expert

    Not any more ;)
  10. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    A RED perhaps. What about a Hasselblad or a view camera with a Leaf back or something like that?

    You cant go wrong with one of Leica's digital offerings.

    Be aware that optics are costly, so whatever your no limit price point is, keep in mind the cost of additional lenses can hamper you.

    If price is no object, why limit yourself to a DSLR? Better ways to go if price is no object and you are interested in the best possible quality.
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  11. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    We're not trying to go overboard, but we want something that's high quality and will last a while.
  12. Phases


    I started with a D3100 and then got a D7000, sold the 3100, love the 7k, but don't use it as much as I had thought/hoped I would. One of my many impulse temporary hobbies :p

    But it does great, and I've had a lot of fun with it.

    Flickr: Phases' Photostream
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  13. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    What would be the difference between say your 7k and this model from Cannon?

    Amazon.com: Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens: Camera & Photo

    Do you think your 7k would be better suited? Also, ACCESSORIES!

    Going to need something that has tripods and all that good stuff.
  14. Phases


    Ya know, I'm not a super camera guru. I just did a LOT of research on DSLRs for beginners and by and large the consensus at the time was the D3100. I loved it and went to get a 4th or 5th lens for it and ended up messing with the D7k which just put it to shame. So, I got it.

    I couldn't tell ya why so I guess I'm not a lot of help but, after lots of research between the rebel and the 3100, I decided the Nikon was the better fit for me. Then just moved up. Lens selection may have had something to do with it too, I don't quite recall.

    But I really don't think you can go wrong with either - they are both highly approved cameras and as a beginner we may never know or care the real differences.

    Accessories can be found for either. :)

    Rob has the Rebel btw, so we have been known to bust on each other's pictures. :p
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  15. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    I upgraded from a Rebel to a 20D for one reason. The 20D has a small readout on the camera outside by the shutter button. I can see that more easily than the readout in the OVF.

    I haven't really seen any reason to upgrade it, unless I want a 20Da.
  16. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    Well, you did say price was not an issue.

    I should think Cannon or Nikon offer cameras that will suit your needs.
  17. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    I more or less meant we don't have a strict budget, but we don't need a $5,000 camera either, lol...
  18. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut?
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    One word.. Nikon.
    You can use the same lenses on more models of base than any other DSLR, they're relatively inexpensive. This means "flexibility". You'll be glad in a couple years when you want a new camera, but don't want to buy all new hardware.

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