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Help me find a good older model DSLR

Hi all. I'm thinking of upgrading my camera from a bridge/superzoom to a proper DSLR. My budget is pretty small and it's likely to see some pretty rough use, so I probably don't want to get anything new. I think I have a pretty good idea of my requirements, but navigating the world of obsolete DSLRs is a bit complicated for me so I would appreciate your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 26, 2013 - 13 answers

 

DSLR on a budget: Buy an older high-end or a newer low-end camera?

This blog post has inspired me take better photos of people without spending a fortune. For a given budget (let's say camera body less than $600) should I buy a current low-end DSLR (e.g. the Canon Rebel T5i) or watch eBay for a used higher-end DSLR from a few years ago (e.g. the Nikon D7000)? [more inside]
posted by teem on Dec 16, 2013 - 17 answers

Looking for a great travel camera.

Looking for a compacter-than-DSLR camera to take traveling for a couple of months. I really like my Nikon D90 for its low-light and manual capabilities, but I don't think I'll enjoy bringing it around with me the whole time. I really want a camera that can handle low light and takes good video, without being as bulky as an SLR. I think the NEX-6 satisfies these requirements pretty well. Do I want a NEX-6? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Feb 28, 2013 - 9 answers

110 Shades of Grey

Is it a good idea to buy a grey-market SLR lens? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Oct 23, 2012 - 9 answers

What is a good entry-level DSLR camera model in 2012?

I used Canon point-and-shoot cameras before my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80, which just broke down. I'm interested in getting a new DSLR camera. [more inside]
posted by remi on Apr 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me take pretty pictures.

Relatively new Canon dSLR owner planning a trip to some Really Beautiful Places. Looking to invest in a lens that will help me take some amazing shots while I'm there as well as on future adventures. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 27, 2012 - 17 answers

iPhone Photography for an SLR User

What are your favorite apps, tips, and techniques for getting the most out of photography with your iPhone? Difficulty: I'm a proficient SLR user looking for something new creatively. [more inside]
posted by fremen on Feb 23, 2012 - 6 answers

3-2-1 Contax

Is there any kind of market for used Contax SLR equipment? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Dec 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me buy a camera?

I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Sep 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Loose Canon

I think it's officially time for a new Canon SLR body, but I don't want to pay for what I do not need/want. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Jun 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Repair vs upgrade

My Nikon D40 died recently. I sent it to Nikon for a repair estimate. I'm looking for any experience anyone has with having Nikon repair a camera -- and weighing that against putting the repair money toward a new camera body. If I want to go with something new, I need help with selection. More details within! [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on May 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Flex your video-out, baby!

My choices for cameras have been limited by my requirement that it has to have a flexible display, such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, or the newly released Canon 60D. But maybe I'm thinking the wrong way... Is there a way to plug a portable video screen into my camera, and achieve the same viewing flexibility? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Photography for Dummies

Any advice for a beginner to film photography? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Is this camera what I really want?

I am thinking of getting an Olympus PEN E-PL1. Will I regret not getting a digital SLR instead? [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Jul 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Picking an affordable entry-level DSLR camera

I've been using Canon PowerShot models for years. My current one is the G10. I think with my experience in amateur photography, I can finally move on to something more advanced. Do you have any suggestions for an entry-level DSLR camera? [more inside]
posted by remi on Apr 27, 2010 - 20 answers

CameraFilter: Help me decide between a low-end SLR and a high-end point and shoot!

I'm sort of looking into a new camera, and I can't decide whether to get a high-end point and shoot or an entry level SLR. Help me pick! [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 6, 2010 - 61 answers

Quick - need a good, simple DSLR for $1500!

Your boss gives you 24 hours and $1500 to buy a simple DSLR camera for use in a clinic so the docs can take digital pictures of skin lesions and other pathologies, for future use in trainings (PowerPoints), websites, handouts etc. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Mar 19, 2010 - 32 answers

Good, cheap digital SLR?

Is there a good, cheap digital SLR, preferably that comes with a 28mm lens out of the box? Hard do say what I'll use it for but it won't be used for action/sports shots.
posted by deeper red on Feb 7, 2010 - 19 answers

Transition Lenses: SLR to DSLR

When is an old camera lens good enough to influence which DSLR body to purchase? [more inside]
posted by yamel on Aug 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Left Hand of...Photography?

Is there such a thing as a left-handed SLR? My fiancee has limited use of her right hand, but she's rapidly outgrowing her little Canon point and shoot. Ideally, I'd like to get her a (relatively) entry level SLR with left-handed controls. Digital or 35-mm is fine, as I'm open to whatever bizarre eastern European models the hivemind can find. Under $750 would be ideal.
posted by Oktober on Jul 22, 2009 - 24 answers

What's a good film SLR for a beginner?

I'd like recommendations of a good ~$200 film SLR for a beginner. I'll be using the kit lens for now. I can't afford a digital SLR. I know the cost of film/development adds up, but for now I just need something to get off my feet. I've been doing photography for years, but I never learned beyond point-and-shoot cameras. Something that's compact and fairly new would be great, but not required. I like to take nature and portrait shots.
posted by biochemist on Jun 29, 2009 - 31 answers

Cheese! Wanted a Sigma DP2 but having doubts, recommendations?

I've been thinking of buying a new point-and-shoot camera for a while. I've had some lame experiences with previous point-and-shoots (blurry photos, bad colour balance, etc), so I'm asking the green for some advice. [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on Jun 19, 2009 - 34 answers

camera recommendation for graphic designer?

What's the best camera for a cash-poor graphic designer? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on May 29, 2009 - 21 answers

Bokeh my balls with this Kodak camera

I just got a kodak ZD 710 with manual controls. How do I shoot bokeh balls with it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Bad blue fringing from nowhere.

What might be causing the really bad (never before seen) blue-fringing around the guy on the left's shirt in this photo my wife took? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

TMI, Camera ! TMI !

I am a lame newbie who does not know how to operate her SLR. Please help me make this box go away ! [more inside]
posted by duckus on Nov 15, 2008 - 9 answers

I need a good camera.

I want a camera. I'm not quite satisfied with just an SLR or just a video camera, but one that can do both. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Old Lens with New dSLR?

dSLRfilter - What will a dSLR think about my 30 year old lens? [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Aug 10, 2008 - 15 answers

What cheap non-digital SLR for sis?

Which NON-digital, cheap SLR should I get my sister for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jul 29, 2008 - 23 answers

SLRockin

My roommate's looking for a $4-600 SLR + Lens combo. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Guides/tricks for my new DSLR?

Please help me use my new DSLR camera. Are there guides/tricks for specific cameras online? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jun 14, 2008 - 10 answers

camera buying shy

I need a new digital camera. Don't roll your eyes. I do need some help. [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Jun 13, 2008 - 18 answers

Is a broken camera lens useful for anything?

Can anything interesting be done with a broken SLR zoom lens? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on May 28, 2008 - 10 answers

What entry level DSLR + prime lens to get?

I'd like to get an entry level DSLR with *only* a basic prime lens for under $600. Is this doable? [more inside]
posted by rsanheim on May 21, 2008 - 33 answers

Can I take my SLR camera to the V Festival?

Can I get legitimately take my SLR camera into the Melbourne V Festival tomorrow without having to smuggle it in or having a press pass? [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Apr 3, 2008 - 9 answers

What's a cheap used SLR camera with video capability?

"Help me/others choose a cheap used digital SLR" (meaning *looks* like an SLR) Requirements are: <$250 on ebay good looking 30fps video capability <-- the kicker pretty fast user interface/performance
posted by oneous on Feb 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Help the pops!

Digital video / SLR equipment advice for a documentary my father is making. [more inside]
posted by outsider on Jan 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Help a photgraphy n00b use a fully manual film camera.

My grandfather is letting me borrow his old fully manual SLR camera to mess around with. It's a Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic 1000, in OK condition. I've googled around, but I still feel like I don't really know what I'm doing. I want to take the best pictures I can, and I also want to avoid damaging the camera through ignorance. I know very little about photography and especially little about film cameras. Help! [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Sep 2, 2007 - 27 answers

Camera and lighting kit suggestions, please.

If you were going to start shooting pictures for an alt weekly/A&E publication, what kinda of gear would you get? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Which SLR camera to buy: Canon Rebel XTi or Nikon D40?

I want to step into the big bad world of digital SLRs but don't really have a huge budget. Please help me choose between the Nikon D40 and the Canon Digital Rebel XTi (also known as EOS 400D). [more inside]
posted by madman on Aug 2, 2007 - 27 answers

20D or 30D? You tell me!

Help me choose which Canon DSLR to buy and where to buy it. [more inside]
posted by hammerthyme on Jun 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me buy a cheap SLR camera

I need the cheapest SLR possible. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 5, 2007 - 29 answers

Where do I buy my first DSLR?

I'm buying my first D-SLR and I'd like to get it from a local camera shop where people know what they're talking about. However, I can't seem to find one. What's the second-best way? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Mar 19, 2007 - 27 answers

Which Nikon dSLR should I buy?

Which Nikon dSLR would you recommend for an advanced amateur, and why? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Feb 18, 2007 - 11 answers

GPS ready Digital SLR Cameras

GPS ready Digital SLRs : What are the best available? Coming soon? Am I better waiting until the industry catches up? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 25, 2006 - 16 answers

Help me pick out a D50?

I'd love some help choosing a specific D50...please! [more inside]
posted by dance on Jul 25, 2006 - 24 answers

Flexible Digital SLR recommendations

I am planning to buy my first Digital SLR camera. What are your recommendations and why? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 14, 2005 - 31 answers

Why digital P&Ss suffer from shutter lag?

Why do digital SLRs have no shutter lag and digital P&Ss (even expensive ones) have a bad case of it? What's the technical reason I mean (I am not an engineer)? In fact, most people who still don't like digital mention shutter lag as a major problem of digital photography. Thanks.
posted by PenguinBukkake on Oct 21, 2005 - 9 answers

I need a bad lens

What is the worst SLR camera lens you have ever used? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Aug 4, 2005 - 20 answers

Getting images out of a DCS 330?

I have the opportunity to buy an older Kodak DCS digital SLR (a 330) but I'm concerned about getting images out of it. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Jul 19, 2005 - 7 answers

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