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Last year I accidentally kicked my tripod over while adjusting the object being photgraphed.<br>
Picked up a second hand Canon DSLR that must be 10 years old ~ $200 with 3 lenses.<br>
Plan was to use it until saved up for new body and utilize the lense collection.<br>
BUT I'm still using that same camera now (rebel 350 I think) and the plan to purchase something new has been long forgotten.<br>
Point is, that second hand could be the way to go, leaving more budget $$ to spend on lighting/tripod ect.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2640324/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2640324" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2640324/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 337px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2640323/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2640323" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2640323/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 337px"></a>
 

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Last year I accidentally kicked my tripod over while adjusting the object being photgraphed.<br>
Picked up a second hand Canon DSLR that must be 10 years old ~ $200 with 3 lenses.<br>
Plan was to use it until saved up for new body and utilize the lense collection.<br>
BUT I'm still using that same camera now (rebel 350 I think) and the plan to purchase something new has been long forgotten.<br>
Point is, that second hand could be the way to go, leaving more budget $$ to spend on lighting/tripod ect.<br>
 
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<p>I see.  This makes a lot of sense...I'm not looking to be a photographer or anything...just need something that will allow me to save my cell phone battery and storage and give me better pictures.  </p>
 

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Cheap body, nicer lens + good lighting is what I would recommend for those exploring SLRs and the like on a budget.
 

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Cheap body, nicer lens + good lighting is what I would recommend for those exploring SLRs and the like on a budget.</div>
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<p>Sorry I forgot to include you in my initial post Geggeg <img alt=":eek:" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/redface.gif" style=""></p>
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<p>Thanks for the feedback.  I'm willing to spend in the $300 area which is where a decent used camera can be found it seems.  Nikon D3100 and Rebel T2i & T3 are in that price range as per <span class="huddler-mention"><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/275644/MunneY">@MunneY</a></span> suggestion.  Cameras of this caliber should be more than enough for what I'm looking to do.</p>
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<p>I think I will probably end up with a Canon simply because a good friend of mine has two rebels; one is a T3 and the other newer.  One is setup to record his 3D printing and the other he uses to tote around and is the heart of his photo booth. </p>
 

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Go on amazon and get you some 5600k cfl bulbs... you can use regular lamps if you have to
 

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<p><a href="http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-rebel-t5-ef-s-18-55mm-is-ii-lens-kit-refurbished" target="_blank">http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-rebel-t5-ef-s-18-55mm-is-ii-lens-kit-refurbished</a></p>
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<p>Canon EOS Rebel T5 Refurb directly from Canon for $199</p>
 

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<p>Couldn't wait they also had the Rebel SL1 with a lens for $219 and that sold out while I was trying to find a comparison of the two.  </p>
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<p>Also got their 2 year protection plan/warranty $329.35 shipped <img alt=":)" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif" style=""></p>
 

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I would also try to find a used 50mm F1.8 lens. It's the cheapest lense, but for what it does, it's worth it.</div>
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Try ebay or amazon warehouse.. you can find good deals.<br><br>
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<p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=24-009-659" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=24-009-659</a></p>
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<p>Solid 4K monitor for $299; $100 less than anywhere else. </p>
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<p>Just ordered one...gotta be prepared if there will be GPUs being sent out for reviews...gotta test that 4K <img alt=":)" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif" style=""></p>
 

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Solid 4K monitor for $299; $100 less than anywhere else. <br><br>
Just ordered one...gotta be prepared if there will be GPUs being sent out for reviews...gotta test that 4K <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"></div>
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that is solid, just need to justify it with the Mrs. Lol
 

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that is solid, just need to justify it with the Mrs. Lol</div>
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NewEgg's preferred/credit account for 0 interest if paid in 6 months for purchases over $249 and 12 months for $499. $300 divided by 6 months...couldn't pass that up haha
 

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More important than camera are the lights and backgrounds, ie, the things most people don't get. Lights are easy to DIY now, I have a power bar with light sockets and slitter that is as bright as the sun. Buy LED or CFL at the correct colour temp and your good to go. But a nice DSLR with a nifty 50 lens is great. I have a T5i (700D) and that is plenty. Lenses are more important, and a good mic is vital for video.<br><br>
I have some DIY instruction videos from YouTubes I can share if anyone needs them.<br><br><br>
Oh, and Hi! I am here.
 

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You need to update your user title, Kipman.
 

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Oh. I am not in charge of anything yet. I am just here to help where I can, and do some reviewing.<br><br>
But if anyone needs editing done on their review, feel free to tap me. I can help where needed.
 

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any idea when we might see some more products coming around?
 
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