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08-30-2006, 07:42 PM
Hi everyone, i was wondering what opinions are concerning slr digital entry level- yeah the lower cost ones? I do pet portraits and have heard pro and con on the necessity of the slr- i also am taking photography in college and required is a digital camera with manual and automatic controls- have been reading alot and am considering the pentax ist ds (my husband has a film slr so i would have his lenses) or the olympus e300... also suggested has been the luminix Panasonic DMC-FZ30K thanks-
08-31-2006, 01:27 PM
Sorry, no experience with any of those cameras, but if you indeed can share lenses with your husband (and he doesn't mind ;) ) then you will be money ahead with that camera. Just make sure those lenses will function correctly with your camera, and be aware of the magnification factor when using a 35mm lens on a digital camera.
If you browse or search through the posts in this forum, you will find other recommendations. Personally, I'm a Nkon person. :)
08-31-2006, 09:09 PM
The Nikon D50 is a great entry level camera for DSLR.
There are some new digital cameras on the market that have many of the controls of a DSLR, but don't have as many lens options. Make sure as you shop and research that its very clear whether or not the camera is a true DSLR. I've read some misleading reviews on "near dslr" cameras.
Often when using lenses that were made for 35mm film cameras, they will not be able to auto focus on a new DSLR. Check lens and camera compatability!
Maybe take your husbands camera and lenses with you and visit a store like Wolf Camera and talk to sales person.
Ken Rockwell may help you make your decision - www.kenrockwell.com
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