Post # 1
So bees, I am thinking of taking the plunge and buying a DSLR camera. I was curious as to which ones you guys have and also which lenses. What you absolutely love about it, what you hate about it, etc. So put ’em up! Put ’em up!!
I am thinking between Nikon D3100 or Nikon D90. I would like a starter DSLR which I can grow into. I will not be turning pro, however I would like to take some very captivating photos.
Post # 3
well i have a canon rebel xti so i’m not sure i’m of a lot of help to you 🙂 My dream camera is a 5d mark ii. my every day knock-around lens is a 24-85mm 3.5 and it is a good, relatively fast, and very versatile lens. I also have a 50mm 1.4 that is a great portrait lens. my fav specialized lens is my 10-22mm 3.5. It makes the most amazing landscape photos. I actually won a contest with this one:
Post # 4
I got my husband the Nikon D60. The D90 had just come out when I bought him his camera, and I actually spoke to my wedding photographer about the purchase. He mentioned that the body of the camera wasn’t all that much different between the D60 and the D90. He said the shutter speed was faster for the D90, but for someone who was just getting into photography and would never want to reach a pro level, it would be a big difference.
He mentioned that the lenses are what matter more for him. If you have a good lens the body of the camera won’t matter as much.
I hope that helps!
Post # 5
I also have the D60. Darling Husband got it for me for my 30th bday. It was a recommendation made by our wedding photographer. I love it!
Let me mention that I actually worked as a photographer while I was in college. I did still portraits, senior photos for instance, and have owne quite a few high end cameras. Now as I’ve gotten older I really only do things for family and friends, and casual affairs, and this camera works so well for me.
Post # 6
I have a Nikon D5000, and I LOOOOVE it! My favorite thing about it is all the lens from previous generations are totally compatible, I have a macro lens from the 70’s and it works perfectly with my camera! No need to buy all the brand new $xxxx lens, just poach craigslist for anything you need! Another really epic feature of the model I have is that the live view screen can be flipped around to protect it (I never use the live view, I’m a viewfinder kind of girl) so it’s really nice that I don’t constantly smudge the live view screen while I’m taking pictures!
here are some really cool pics I’ve gotten with it recently!
Post # 7
@Sasha2011: I have a Nikon D5000! It’s my first DSLR, and I absolutely love it!! I have the 18-55mm lens that came with it, and I bought the 55-200mm lens. I’m planning to purchase a really nice lens when I have the money. It’ll probably be close to $1,000.
@CorgiTales: That is a gorgeous photo!! I love landscape photography.
Post # 8
Beautiful shot! Landscape photos are so awesome! Have you ever heard of Vincent James? His photographs are like crack to me, my house is littered with them on the walls!
Post # 9
@CorgiTales: ooh i got a rebel xti too!
my very first dslr camera… after i totalled my car, i used the insurance money to get a camera instead of a new car.
here’s a couple examples of what i’ve gotten (the only photoshopping is just adding the frames).
Post # 10
Canon rebel T1i–also has video capabilities, which Darling Husband really wanted.
Post # 11
i have canon rebel t2 and I love it!!!!
Post # 12
@CorgiTales: Wowwwwww Corgi! That pic is GORGEOUS!!!
Perhaps I should add that I am not exclusive to Nikon. I just have been researching extensively on Nikons.
Post # 13
@murmur: That’s another one I was looking at! The D5000. But it has lower res video capture. (720p) as opposed to the D3100 which does 1080p HD. Is this true!?
I am not planning to buy a video camera and would like if I can suffice with my DSLR to take amateur videos.
By The Way, your photography is also stunning! It looks like from a magazine and I see the colours and textures are so ripe. The lense definitely makes a huge diff!
Post # 14
@rosworms: “(the only photoshopping is just adding the frames).”
You gotta be joking! The colours are so vivid! Which lense is this!?
Post # 15
@Sasha2011: LOL the one that came with it. there is a reason i chose those ones to show, lol. the best time to get those colors is right before or after a big storm.
here’s a photo from the same lake as the first one i posted, but on a different evening. not nearly as colorful.
oh! and here is the first time i caught lightning! yeah, i’m the dork who hears the sirens and then runs out with my camera… i was still trying to figure out the best way to get lightning… so it’s a bit grainy looking.
Post # 16
I have a nikon d7000, and my favorite lens is the 50mm 1.4g.