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Upgrading my Camera

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Elasto112
2 posts
Message posted at 01/12/2013, 02:49:26 AM by Elasto112
Hie there, i am Elasto and i am still new here and dont have any approved photos yet but i am using a film Nikon F90X camera. I just want to upgrade to the digital one but not sure which one to go for.
Currently using a Film Nikon F90X and a Pentax Z10

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Gnomius
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Message posted at 01/12/2013, 05:13:48 AM by Gnomius
Hello.. it all depends on budget what you have..
Canon 600d, 18-55 is II, sigma 50-200, YN-565EX TTL Flash

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BCritchley
3726 posts
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Message posted at 01/12/2013, 07:53:23 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin
Canon 7D or 5D MK III, plus loads of L series lenses.
Canon 5D MK III & II, Canon 300mm F/2.8L, Canon L 180mm macr...

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Sml
264 posts
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Message posted at 01/12/2013, 08:09:27 AM by Sml
I started out with a film Minolta then went to Pentax and now Nikon. My budget could not afford a full frame DSLR so I went with D7000 and trying to keep my lens as full frame for when I upgrade. There are so many chooses out there for what ever budget you have. To me it is also the feel of the camera as my hands are small. But whatever camera you buy shot shot shot and have fun. Good luck and welcome.
Nikon D7000, Nikon and Tokina lens, iMac, CS5

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Pindiyath100
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Message posted at 01/12/2013, 08:32:30 AM by Pindiyath100
As Gnomius wrote above..budget is one major factor. Good luck with your purchase. :)
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 24-70L, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L I...

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Beemacsee
7 posts
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Message posted at 01/12/2013, 11:47:41 AM by Beemacsee
Canon and Nikon probably have the most package choices for different budgets. I like my Pentax and think they're worth a look also. Generally, I think Pentax has been very good at the issues of weight and feel of the camera. Pentax is not as popular as Nikon or Canon so you will have less choices of dealers for purchasing and service issues.

One last thing, depending on how much you have invested in Nikon lenses you may want to investigate if they can be used with a new Nikon dslr. You might lose some auto features but minimize you initial outlay by sticking with Nikon.

Good luck and have fun shopping.


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Afagundes
3246 posts
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Message posted at 01/12/2013, 13:31:09 PM by Afagundes
Elasto112, of course Canon7D or 5D are great, but they are quite expensive cameras,I would suggest buy a Rebel T3, the cheapest DSLR of Canon, its a great camera and have a good lens kit, you start with it, learn and upgrade later when you are already earning some money here.

You wont regret it, its very light and easy to use, and have all the controls you need for a start.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 17-40mm USM f/4L Canon EF 24...

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Miraclemoments
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Message posted at 01/12/2013, 13:54:58 PM by Miraclemoments
Agree with Afagundes.....going from film straight up to 5D is going to get you very stressed out....get a good entry level DSLR with the kit lenses...upgrade your lenses as you go and later you can upgrade the body. The T3 will give you all you need for a start. I would however suggest maybe a 60D. You will grow out of the T3 very quickly.
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Mcharles999
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Message posted at 01/13/2013, 11:10:14 AM by Mcharles999
Hello

Nikon has a nice comparison tool for their models on their website www.nikonusa.com. It offers comparison information on their different models. As an FYI, from my recent experience, prices run roughly D3200 $500, D5100 $700, D7000 $1100.

Good luck !!
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Yadamons
259 posts
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Message posted at 01/14/2013, 05:16:14 AM by Yadamons
film Nikon F90X to Nikon D600 fullframe digital camera.
Nikon D90, Nikor 16-85 VR, Nikor 80-200 AFD, Nikor 50 f/1.8

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Treb999
512 posts
Message posted at 01/14/2013, 07:56:56 AM by Treb999
Any current budget DSLR will get you started, I would suggest getting a standard 50mm lens so you can have sharp images from the start. Good luck!
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Message posted at 01/14/2013, 11:58:17 AM by Robinstockphotos
Don't think a lot about DSLR bodies. Anything would do since you're just starting out. What you should focus on are lenses because they would remain with you even if you upgrade a body.
If you photograph birds or butterflies or wildlife, you'll want a lens with higher focal length, say a max of 300mm (preferably zoom lens).
Doing scenery? You'll need a wide angle zoom lens. Say 18-55mm or something like that.

No use specializing in bird photography, buying a Canon 1D and having a 24mm wide angle lens from the remaining few bucks, right? Better have a 550D with a 300mm telephoto. Just my views.
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Adeliepenguin
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Message posted at 01/14/2013, 13:05:54 PM by Adeliepenguin
Go to a camera store and see what feels good in your hands--the size, weight, where the buttons are, etc. I have always been a Nikon user--Canon never felt right to me.
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Afagundes
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Message posted at 01/14/2013, 14:31:00 PM by Afagundes

Originally posted by Miraclemoments:
Quoted Message: Agree with Afagundes.....going from film straight up to 5D is going to get you very stressed out....get a good entry level DSLR with the kit lenses...upgrade your lenses as you go and later you can upgrade the body. The T3 will give you all you need for a start. I would however suggest maybe a 60D. You will grow out of the T3 very quickly.


The only problem with the T3 is that its quite plastic and fragile, unlike your F90X, of course. The 60D is much more hardened, but than its a budget question, maybe investing in lenses instead of the body as somebody said.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 17-40mm USM f/4L Canon EF 24...

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Infokus408
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Message posted at 01/14/2013, 16:35:12 PM by Infokus408
research the cameras within your budget...then see what how it feels in your hands...then save up for great lenses.
Nikon D50, 60mm Macro

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Elasto112
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Message posted at 01/15/2013, 00:34:14 AM by Elasto112
Hello guys out there i would love to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for taking your time to gime me advice on upgrading my Camera. All your advice has been very helpful and now i am going shopping knowing exactly what i am looking for. Thank you again all of you who responded, may the good Lord continue to bless you all. Elasto112
Currently using a Film Nikon F90X and a Pentax Z10

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