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Camera stores in Seattle and Portland, suggestions?

I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 12, 2011 - 8 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

Help me shake the digital SLR camera body blues

About ten years ago, I was given a couple Pentax 35mm film SLR bodies, and some lenses, which I was happy with. Especially the SMC-M 50mm f/1.4 lens, with which I discovered bokeh and existing-light photography. But after a while, I got tired of having to store and process film, since I just put all the pictures into my computer anyway. So I got a *ist DS, since that was compatible with all my lenses. But my favorite prime lens has been turned into a zoom by the reduced sensor size. The closest equivalent I've found is the FA 31mm Limited, but that costs ~$1000 USD, and its not even f1.4, its f1.8. Given this issue, along with the fussiness of getting all the auto-exposure/focus stuff to work the way I want it to, and I'm really missing my film camera bodies. Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 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

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

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

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

Glossy mag looks for newsheet money.

I need to photograph some items to be sold online. I want the pix to look as professional as possible and would appreciate any tips you may have re composition, framing, lighting etc. How do I get the glossy mag look for this stuff? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Oct 7, 2007 - 14 answers

A blogger, a camera and a course - my memory fails me.

Anyone remember a (big?) blogger taking a photography class a few years back? I just got a dSLR and am reading everything I can find. For some reason, there's a thorn stuck in my brain that keeps reminding me of a blogger a few years back who decided to take a photography course to get better with their camera. I'd love to find their site / posts about it. [more inside]
posted by slactoid on Jul 29, 2007 - 5 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

Finish my work for me

Help me find the perfect digital SLR camera to substitute my Minolta Maxxum 300si [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann on Feb 16, 2007 - 41 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

I'm thinking of buying Olympus EVOLT E-500 8M, what to look for?

I recently found this digital SLR Olympus EVOLT E-500 on sales at costco.com click here It seems a good deal with a complete package. It's very attempting to me since I'd like to move from point and shoot to DSLR. I'm a beginner amateur. I've read and learned about how SLR works, but with so many choices out there on the market, I'm kinda lost. $699 is right on my budget. However, I'm willing to step up a little bit if there is a better choice for the long run and without paying a whole lot more. On the other hand, stepdown is also an option if major/critical functions are not being compromised. With your experience and knowledge, what do you think the pros and cons are for Olympus E-500. Say if i get a Canon, or a Nikon DSLR, what models are comparable to E-500, and what will I gain or lose? I'll appreciate it if you can share your thoughts with me. Many thanks. Olympus EVOLT E-500 8MP $699.99 After Rebate Digital SLR 2.5" 40-150 & 17.5-45mm Lens
posted by dy on Apr 25, 2006 - 20 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

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

Prosumer Digital SLR updates

Looking to buy a prosumer SLR digital camera. Anyone know about any coming out shortly or price drops? - more info within - [more inside]
posted by destro100 on Jul 18, 2005 - 13 answers

Pentax or another digital SLR?

I'm looking for a new digital SLR that I can use with my existing lenses, which works well in general and low-light situations... [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Jun 22, 2005 - 22 answers

Reommend Nikon D70 lens, filters and accessories.

Which lens, filters, and accessories would you recommend for a Nikon D70 digital SLR camera? [more inside]
posted by cyniczny on Nov 24, 2004 - 17 answers

What kind of camera is best for digital photography?

Inspired by this thread, I'd like to get into Digital photography. I need a camera first ... recommendations? [Details inside] [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Jan 20, 2004 - 12 answers

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