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post #1 of 23
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Hi everyone, Here is the deal

I'm looking for an entry level DSLR camera, ( body and lens )

I currently have an old Cannon EOS D60, but its been pretty abused and Is pretty outdated ( circa 2002 )

I would like to hear some recomendations for an entry level hobby-level DSLR

Basically, i'm just wanting something to take some nice pictures with and then continue over to photoshop to play in

Not sure whats possilbe, but around the $400 range is where I would like to be at.
post #2 of 23
I would recommend the nikon d5100. It's a fairly good entry level dslr. I have it and I'm happy with it.
As for the lens you could either start with the kit lens or the 35mm f1.8 dx which is a very popular choice with the d5100.
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post #3 of 23
IMO the Canon 650D is the best entry level DSLR for the money. Period.
I have one and it does the job pretty well.
Also get a Canon 18-135mm lens, you can get it for cheap and it's the best all around lens for a DSLR Camera.
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What lenses do you have? You could get a used T2i for that price. Even a 40D kit or 50D body.
    
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I have a canon 24-85mm lense
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For $400 you want a used T2i, T1i, T3, and T3i
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

For $400 you want a used T2i or T3i

Went ahead and fixed that for ya.
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Yeah, in fairness, the T2 and T3 are not really worth the savings in terms of what you lose in quality.
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Yeah, in fairness, the T2 and T3 are not really worth the savings in terms of what you lose in quality.

I'm budgeting about $550 for a new camera and you're telling me I'm better buying a used T3i (skeptical about buying used electronics) compared to a kit like this from new egg?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0MP0FZ7960
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Originally Posted by mavisky View Post

I'm budgeting about $550 for a new camera and you're telling me I'm better buying a used T3i (skeptical about buying used electronics) compared to a kit like this from new egg?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0MP0FZ7960

yes cause the t3 uses the old 12mp sensor while the t2i/t3i uses the newer 18mp sensor.

and the accessories are all completely garbage.
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