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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

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

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

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

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle applied to photography: I can see you moving, but never standing still

I do video. I obsessively read lens reviews on photography sites that tend to criticize certain lenses for being soft. Does the lower resolution of the video output (1920x1080) lessen the issues of softer focus that is so troubling on higher resolution stills (e.g., sixteen megapixels and above) [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Oct 11, 2011 - 1 answer

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

Finding cross-point screws and screwdrivers in Los Angeles

Where in Los Angeles can I purchase (very tiny) #00 cross-point screws and the same size screwdriver? [more inside]
posted by saguaro on Nov 29, 2010 - 8 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

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 a guy pick a camera lens?

I'm in the market for a new camera lens. I'm attempting to do my "due diligence" - if I'm going to pony up and drop $500 - $600 on a lens, I want to make sure it's right - but a lot of this information doesn't make sense to me. Step inside, would you? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 29, 2010 - 23 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

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

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

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

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

Upgrading from a 20d to ...

Digital SLRs: Canon 10-series or Digital Rebel in low light? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Feb 3, 2009 - 18 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

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

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

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

SLR camera accessories?

GiftFilter: My wife just treated herself to a nice SLR digital camera. I'd like to gift her some accessories or books to help her realize the camera's true potential. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Nov 27, 2007 - 33 answers

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