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Amberlicious7583
March 20th, 2009, 07:28 PM
I am looking to get a D SLR, Ive been looking at the Nikon D40 or D60 since I am just starting out with this kind of camera.

If you have any tips on whether this is a good camera or if there is another brand that is better, I would love to hear your suggestions.

Thanks
-Amber

scumonkey
March 20th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Don't buy a Nikon- they aren't that good (I have one-it sucks and cost $$$$- big mistake)
Look into getting a Cannon- lots of info on this site from Happy Cannon owners!;)

Amberlicious7583
March 20th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Thanks! I was originally going to get a canon, but a friend of mine told me that Nikon was better. All my point and shoot digital cameras have been canon.

smuncky
March 21st, 2009, 03:43 PM
Thanks! I was originally going to get a canon, but a friend of mine told me that Nikon was better. All my point and shoot digital cameras have been canon.


no camera is better than another. they all have their pros and cons. it all depends on how well you know your camera. just remember, you are the one taking the photos, not the camera.

scumonkey
March 21st, 2009, 04:00 PM
That is just soooo much bunk- you obviously don't know squat about cameras.
While it is true a great photograph is taken by someone with a good eye,
there IS A DIFFERENCE in the quality of the image,
that different cameras will be able to capture.

Amberlicious7583
March 21st, 2009, 09:25 PM
That is just soooo much bunk- you obviously don't know squat about cameras.
While it is true a great photograph is taken by someone with a good eye,
there IS A DIFFERENCE in the quality of the image,
that different cameras will be able to capture.

Oh wow your names are similar, I thought that was another post from you.

So I went ahead and got the Nikon D40. Ive been looking into it a lot lately and a friend of mine has the camera as well. Apparently its a good "beginners camera"
Hopefully I will have good luck with it.

brianac
March 25th, 2009, 11:25 AM
Here are some PHOTOGRAPHS (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/5049293/High-speed-photographs-by-Alan-Sailer-capture-the-moment-a-pellet-fired-from-an-air-rifle-hits-an-object.html) taken with a D40.

Amberlicious7583
March 25th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Brianac those pictures are awesome!! Thanks for sharing. I get my camera today, Im so excited!

scumonkey
March 25th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Nikon must be improving....It was their shutters long lag time I hated the most-
that one pick shows it is now way faster than it was in the past, (time for me to do more camera research).
Amberlicious please let us know your thoughts, and share some picks when you've had a chance to play around with your new toy! ;)
Thanks brianac for the shots.

ZippyTheChimp
March 25th, 2009, 12:43 PM
http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon5.gif

What models are you talking about?

Start-up and shutter lag times (http://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/shutter-lag.html)

scumonkey
March 25th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Embarrassingly enough, my Nikon is old enough to not be sold or listed anymore :o
(i still mainly use my old school Pentax slr -film camera- which I love to death and would never part with!
Hell I even still use a pin hole shoe box camera;) )
That chart shows me they have indeed made great advancements with those old school lag times- thank you
for the info!

brianac
March 25th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Amberlicious.

When I bought my Nikon D80 it was my first Digital SLR.

I also invested in one of THESE (http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D40x-Digital-Field-Guide/dp/0470171480) which I have found very useful, it has been much better than the guide that came with the camera.

Amberlicious7583
March 26th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Great I will definitely check the book out. Thanks Brainac!

Edward
March 27th, 2009, 11:32 AM
It should be kept in mind that with DSLRs the quality of the image is determined by a lens to a large extent - the ones usually provided with a camera are not the best. Once you start investing in lenses, you are not going to switch easily between Nikon and Canon. So the advice for a beginner - it does not matter what camera you choose.

Gregory Tenenbaum
June 23rd, 2009, 12:03 PM
Amber, do you wear chocolate, cream or white a lot?

Are you like a traveling debutante?

If so this gadget (more fashion than camera) seems to be for you. (http://fotopro.lefora.com/2009/06/23/olympus-micro-four-thirds-is-causing-quite-a-buzz/)

Thread here (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21460).

Has anyone bought one of these yet?

Amberlicious7583
June 23rd, 2009, 01:02 PM
[QUOTE=Gregory Tenenbaum;288618]Amber, do you wear chocolate, cream or white a lot?


Does it matter what I wear..

Gregory Tenenbaum
June 23rd, 2009, 02:21 PM
Not really, but the white version of this camera with tan fake leather would look great with the above mentioned colors..