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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

Aperture vs. Shutter Priority

Under what lighting and landscape conditions are aperture priority vs. shutter priority more appropriate for capturing motion in water? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 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

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

What black and white film should I use.

Calling all film photographers. What 35mm black and white film should I shoot with? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Photography for Dummies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best low-light lens for Nikon D80?

I am looking for a lens for my Nikon D80 that works well in low-light conditions. Something relatively compact and not too expensive would be best. [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Dec 10, 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

Good camera equipment for nature photography?

What sort of setup do I need for decent nature photography? [more inside]
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg on Dec 18, 2007 - 13 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

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

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

Canon A-1 metering problem.

Does anyone have any experience with the Canon A-1 (or other Canon A-series SLRs)? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jun 11, 2007 - 14 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

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

How do i determine the best buy for a Canon EOS 30D with lenses?

i am buying a Canon EOS 30D. that much i do know. what i don't know is whether i should buy a kit that has one or two lenses included for slightly more, or just buy the body and buy my lens(es) separately. from what i gather the lenses that come with the kits are not very good quality. is this true? what lenses should i be looking at? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Aug 12, 2006 - 20 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

Canon SLR Lens advice

Need advice on Canon SLR Lenses [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Apr 20, 2006 - 15 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

Sporty Shots at low light

Okay, I know it's been asked MANY times here but I have a specific question about shooting a picture in low-light settings. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Oct 13, 2005 - 15 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

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

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

Find me a different body for my Pentax ME super lenses

i have a pentax ME super and about a dozen lenses for it. however, it has the defective gasket. since most of the ME supers around have the defective gasket, i'd rather replace it with a fully manual SLR that does not run the risk of a defective part.

i know that sears sold a SLR that fit the same lenses, but i'm having trouble tracking down the name, body style, &c. anyone know? or have suggestions of another camera which will take my lenses? or know a good used camera dealer in or around chicago, illinois?
posted by crush-onastick on Dec 15, 2003 - 10 answers

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