(Closed) Camera Savvy Bees, Help Me Please!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Are you looking for an SLR or a point and shoot? SLR’s are the larger chunky ones and point and shoot is the slimmer one.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
Post # 6
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Worker bee

I just bought a Nikon 1 V1. It’s is a mirrorless interchangeable lense camera. (So not a digital SLR, but you can change out lenses.) I went with this because it takes SUPER fast photos, so I am able to take a couple pictures of my son really quickly and 1 of them almost always turns out.

Prior I had a Canon G10 which is an awesome camera, too, but more toward people who want to mess with manual features. I would love to do more with photography, but realistically I don’t have the time and I wanted good pictures of DS.

The Nikon 1 V1 is cheap right now because they released the V2, and it has great reviews on line (both professional and user reviews). So far I love it. It’s small enough to take with me anytime I want to take pictures with something other than my phone. (the G10 is a larger point and shoot anyway).

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

For an SLR, I would buy a Canon T3i. I think it’s the best all around entry-mid level DSLR.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You need to up your budget by several hundred dollars to get even the base model of a DSLR and a lens. I would also recommend not getting a kit lens and going with something like a canon 50 mm f1.4 to start.

You’ll also need to budget for compact flash cards, an extra battery, and either Lightroom or Aperture for your computer so you can actually open the RAW files (don’t shoot on JPEG. Totally defeats the purpose of getting a DSLR! 🙂 ).

Both Canon and Nikon are awesome, I just happen to use Canon!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@ChellFish22:  Love my Canon EOS Rebel XTi digital camera.  Usually $400-600 and it usually comes with a lens, rechargeable battery, and memory card in a pack from Amazon.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is all a personal decision. Myself I would never ever use a Cannon I hate their cameras. I have a Nikon D60 myself and love it. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a nikon girl. Nikon D-60 is what I have now. It acts like apoint and shoot sometimes because I can hand it off to someone and they can still use it and take amazing pics.

It’s digital and with amem card holds thousands of pics. Being a beginner I think it wa sthe best camera I could have bought.

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