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Nikon D40X with stuck shutter

I have a Nikon D40X DSLR body with a stuck shutter. Can this be economically repaired considering the relatively low value of a bare D40X body without RAM and battery? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Oct 8, 2010 - 2 answers

DSLR. $1,000. Awesomeness.

Help me put together as awesome a DSLR kit as possible, for $1,000. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Just ordered a Canon T2i DSLR. What else should I get?

Just ordered a Canon T2i DSLR with 430EX II flash. What other lenses and accessories should I get? What photo blogs / howto sites should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Sep 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Canon T2i for film/video

I'm looking to purchase a camera for narrative filmmaking purposes, and am considering the Canon T2i. Does anybody have experience with this camera? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Sep 23, 2010 - 8 answers

How does Canon's Highlight Tone Priority work? Is there any reason not to use it?

I recently bought a Canon 5D Mk II DSLR and am curious about one of its features: "Highlight Tone Priority" [more inside]
posted by sindark on Sep 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Taking a DSLR to Balkans

Is it safe to take by DSLR into Hungary, Bosnia, and Croatia? [more inside]
posted by hylaride on Sep 16, 2010 - 17 answers

DSLR lens advice wanted

I'm trying to come up with a package of DSLR lenses that will cover 99% of my picture-taking requirements at the least cost. 18-200mm all-in-one or 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses? [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Aug 31, 2010 - 14 answers

Avoiding the fail whale.

How do I take great pictures on a whale watch? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Aug 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Really just want to take some cute pictures of my kid.

I want to buy an entry-level dSLR for everyday toddler/family pictures. Should I go with a Nikon D80 or a Canon Rebel Xsi? And which lens(es)? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 16, 2010 - 31 answers

Want to sell my 20D with a lens and some accessories; how much?

I'm trying to figure out a good price for my Canon 20D with the battery grip and the 17-85mm lens. [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 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

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

Willing to learn..

I want to jump into HD D-SLR filmmaking. What type of camera should I buy? How best to stay on top of this emerging technology? [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jun 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Can anyone recommend a good cheap second-hand DSLR, please?

I've offered to take some photos for a friend's website, and I need a good cheap DSLR. I know what I'm doing with a camera, but have never bought a digital SLR. I'm on a budget (say $200), so I'm going to look at the second-hand market (mainly eBay). I don’t need masses of megapixels or fancy extras, but I do need high-ISO capacity for indoor shots (hence a high-end P&S won't do). Does anyone have any recommendations, please? Perhaps something that was hot two or three years ago? (I'm in Greece so US-only offers are no good to me.) Thanks in advance.
posted by kitfreeman on May 24, 2010 - 21 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

Cameras that can take a beating

Sturdy, dependable cameras for a school? [more inside]
posted by Cuke on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

What do I need but don't know I need?

What really cool photographs am I NOT taking by having a Canon Digital Rebel XTi, and what features do newer models have that I will love do I not know I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 26, 2010 - 15 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

I want to drastically improve my photography.

I'd like to improve my photography (DSLR). I want to learn. I'm in Portland, OR. I could REALLY use some advice! [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Feb 10, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me choose between Canon Rebel models

I am purchasing my first dslr camera and I've decided on the Canon Rebel series. How do I choose between the T1i with video, Xs or Xsi. I understand the differences in megapixels, but what other things should consider before choosing? [more inside]
posted by kgreerRN on Feb 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Instructive photography examples?

I am new to digital photography and I am looking for instructive examples of technique. Ideally this would be a regularly updated website/flickr pool/forum where people post pictures with an explanation of how/why they took the shot, including technical info (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.). [more inside]
posted by hihowareyou on Jan 17, 2010 - 10 answers

What are the best devices to buy so I can shoot and store pictures in Vietnam?

I'm overwhelmed by the wealth of conflicting opinions I've found by google-searching. Anyone have strong feelings about what brand/type of camera and power devices I should buy before traveling to Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by pieliza on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there something wrong with my new camera?

On my new canon rebel xsi, in aperture priority mode the camera won't let me open the aperture past 5.0, how do I fix this or is there something wrong with my camera? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

First-time DSLR buyer looking for advice

What camera and lens combinations would you suggest for a DSLR for macro/indoor photography (without flash) for a newbie? Price range around 1200 USD. [more inside]
posted by kampken on Dec 10, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me choose a beginner DSLR?

What beginner's dslr should I buy? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Nov 25, 2009 - 42 answers

To The Moon Alice, and BEYOND!!!

Any suggestions for a high powered telescope that is t-ring compatible (for DSLR) AND is tough and light enough for backpacking and camping? I'm thinking 40 lbs max. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Canon -> Nikon

Switching dSLR systems, going from Canon to Nikon? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Nov 6, 2009 - 18 answers

My camera and me: one of us sucks, but which?

Photography-satisficing-filter: I would like to take family snapshots approximately as nice as this. Can it be done with my higher-end point-and-shoot (currently taking shots like this)? And if not, what's the minimum I'd need to spend on equipment to get there? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Oct 21, 2009 - 27 answers

I need a 102, 103 class in photography. Suggestions?

Where do I go for my 102 on photography? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Oct 20, 2009 - 15 answers

DSLR n00b

New to the DSLR world, and I need the hive mind's help with a couple questions. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Oct 20, 2009 - 19 answers

Whats an ideal everyday lens for an EOS 450D?

I need advice on a 'walking-around' lens on a sub-frame Canon DSLR. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Sep 24, 2009 - 33 answers

Help a DSLR Noob

[DSLR Noob Filter] Do I need to invest in a VR (vibration reduction) lens? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Aug 21, 2009 - 28 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

same ccd, 4k cheaper, but wheres the lens ?

whats the selection of wide angle lenses for the sony alpha 900 ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Jul 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me choose a DSLR.

Can anyone recommend a good action, landscaping, and travel DSLR in the $~1000 range? I tend to travel around and take pictures of nature, which include landscape as well as fast-moving animals. (Low light would be nice too, but I won't hold my breath.) I have read this, but it's from '07. I'd like updated recommendations.
posted by biochemist on Jul 20, 2009 - 10 answers

EASY secrets of taking great photos

What are your favourite photographer's tricks that an amateur could use to create stunning photos on a hobbyist budget? [more inside]
posted by JensR on Jul 16, 2009 - 35 answers

What software should I organize my pictures with, when I need seperation into 3 topics?

Can anyone recommend me software for a mac, that can help improving my workflow and organization of images, while I keep the images separated into 3 topics? [more inside]
posted by jakobmunster on Jul 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Which lens do I want for the Olympus EP-1?

I'm about to become an 'early adopter' for the first time. The Olympus EP-1 digital camera will be hitting the market in July just at the time when I'm ready to upgrade. Two lens options available: 17mm or 14-42mm. Which one do I want? [more inside]
posted by yamel on Jun 27, 2009 - 19 answers

Film like digital pictures...

Photography-filter: As a total beginner to photography, I've been learning all about the basic techniques with my new DLSR. However I've been recently getting very inspired by film photography shot on 35mm film like Lomos, Yashica T4s. How can I emulate this style on a Digital SLR? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Jun 24, 2009 - 17 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

In the works Canon DSLR features?

Does anyone know if Canon has plans for releasing a consumer DSLR that will have Multi-Aspect Ratio Shooting, as Olympus has done? [more inside]
posted by albernathy0 on Jun 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Pentax DSLR vs Nikon vs Canon

Digital SLR - does anyone have experience with the Pentax K2000 (comparing with the Nikon D40) [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Jun 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Which DSLR would you pick?

I need to choose between buying a used Nikon D50 and a used Canon Rebel XT. I would like to hear about your experience with any of these fine cameras. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Jun 2, 2009 - 25 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

Video as photography

Help me choose a good camera (dSLR or camcorder) for "fine art" cinematography. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me spend somebody else's money on a new camera!

Shopping for somebody else and looking for a digital SLR camera that can handle a handful of specific requirements. I know nothing about these things. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Apr 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Cheap DSRL for low-light?

What cheap kit should I get to take relatively low-light photos? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Feb 26, 2009 - 21 answers

What DSLR + lens to shoot hockey (indoors)?

I want to shoot indoor hockey with a DSLR. What should I get for ~$1000-1500? I'm looking at Canon and Nikon. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Feb 19, 2009 - 18 answers

Where can I send/take my camera for sensor/internal cleaning?

Where can I get my Canon d40 cleaned? [more inside]
posted by atayah on Feb 17, 2009 - 8 answers

DSLR or Point and Shoot?

Should I buy a low end DSLR or a high end point and shoot? [more inside]
posted by carterk on Feb 6, 2009 - 37 answers

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