(Closed) Question for the Photographer Bees

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Have you looked at a digital SLR Nikon? I know several people with one who have minimal photography knowledge and manage to take gorgeous pics with them.

Post # 5
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Entry level DSLR (not SLR) cameras are very cheap now. You can buy the most basic one and it’ll come with a couple of lenses, probably for a few hundred dollars. If you’re not going to have much time to leran your way around anything too complicated, learn the basics, and wack it on auto. As a photographer, the auto setting makes me cringe, but for a non-pro, better that than trying to work out manual settings and not getting any good photos from your holiday.

Check out Nikon, Canon (I’m biased, and only buy Canons so that’s what I suggest to everyone), and I’ve heard Olympus are quite good (but have no experience using them).

Post # 6
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Most pros seem to use Nikon or Canon.  when I went to a workshop, the photographer demo’Ed everything with those brands and left others to fiddle and figure out how things worked on their other models alone.

Basics about features: http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guides/dslr_buying_guide_01.htm

That website also has reviews of different models.  I can’t talk much about Canon, but I went for one step above entry when I got mine (I think the equivalent of mine is the 5500…entry was 3100, I think).

Post # 8
1024 posts
Bumble bee

I have the Nikon D3100 and I’m happy with it. I also love that it’s lighter than the other DSLRs I saw. It has good specs and it’s not a pain to carry for hours at a time.

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