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20 year old guy meeting up with a 14 year old? Not that desperate to get my face on TV
To catch a preditor? :L
 
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LOL. I've met up with a 23 year old to hang out at In-N-Out (AND NO, THATS NOT WHAT WE DID, WE ATE BURGERS). And I've met at least 10 people to do transactions.
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i think now it's the time i get into photography. i been stalking threads here and there for awhile now. i think i get the idea of ISO, shutter speed, soft lighting, aperture and landscape compositions. however i know nothing and i mean absolutely nothing about cameras, mainly dslr. example, nikon, cannon, sony, etc. and to make matter worse there are alot of models to choose from.

photography has always been an interest for me and i do want to keep this hobby down the road. and i heard it's better to stick to one brand since you'll more likely to collect lens and filters than different camera bodies.

as for budget.. i can spend a decent amount, preferrably under 800 or 900 usd. i could go used or refurbished if there isn't that much of a difference. any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
canon or nikon is definitely you best choice for the largest lens selection, but it really doesnt matter since im guessing you dont have thousands and thousands to spend on the really exotic stuff.

so you really need weigh what you want vs. need. if you really want a camera that can track cards for the grand prix i would suggest buying a used canon 40d or nikon d90 with a 55-200 or similar lens.

for new i would suggest either the sony a55 or pentax k-r soley for the fast burst speed. the canon rebel t2i/t3 and nikon d3100/d5000 are good but they just arent that fast when you want to spray when cars fly by. you can pick both those cameras (a55/kr) up with a 55-200 for around 1k
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i'm pretty set on the cannon t2i or t3i, however i don't think i qualify for this cannon royalty program since i don't have a old cannon camera?

would it matter if i go refurbished/used on a t3i or t2i body? and is there any big difference between the t3i and t2i besides the flip lcd screen? i would go to best buy next weekend but i'm afraid of their floor reps lack of experience.

edit: scratch the t3i and t2i difference, just found out by reading the guide again, now, digital zoom in video mode. is that where you can zoom in and out while recording in video mode? and what is this integrated wireless flash controller?
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for the canon loyalty program all you need is to craigslist a used broken canon camera.

wireless flash controller means you can wireless control other canon flashes with your pop up flash with all the electronic goodies (ratios, ettl, etc)
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expensive....

if you dont mind the lack of video or the older 12mp.

link

use coupon code: "SPRINGSAVE30" to drop another 30 bucks
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