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I just want to test it out, so something cheap, or used ones are also fine.

Just testing out, heard buying multiple lenses is good.
oh yeah i like canon
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Digital or film? Do you intend to keep it for the forseeable future?
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digital..
film meh.. nty
are the canon rebels good?
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any answers?
i know its a double post..
but i just want some help,
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If you're just trying, buy a used XTi, preferrably with the kit lens.
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hmm and what is the price range i am looking at?
what to bid max on it?
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Bid? Don't buy on eBay, that's basically rule #1 with buying used DSLRs. You can try the FS section at http://photography-on-the.net/forum/ or buy from keh.com -- just not ebay.
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Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
digital..
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Just grabbed the t3i with the 18-135mm lens, its the perfect all around camera
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I recommend the Sony Alpha A200/A230, fantastic little beginner D-SLR.

Or get a good point and shoot such as the Panasonic Lumix TZ8 (ZS something in the states)
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As I've said in other threads, as a beginner any DSLR from the past 4-5 years would do wonderfully. At this point, skill will have a much bigger impact on your photography than your equipment will. I wouldn't worry so much about what camera model to get and focus more on what you can afford.

You can usually find an XTi on the forums Sub50hz suggested for ~$250, an XSi ~$350, a T1i ~$450 for body only. Add on $80-$100 for a kit 18-55mm IS lens or 50mm f/1.8 lens, and you're golden.


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I recommend the Sony Alpha A200/A230, fantastic little beginner D-SLR.

Or get a good point and shoot such as the Panasonic Lumix TZ8 (ZS something in the states)
Personally, I'd rather just skip the point and shoot and go straight to a DSLR. The two are worlds apart.
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