1. Post #1041
    dai
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    February 2006
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    Someone point me in the direction of their recommended DSLR.

    All I have at the moment is one of those 14mp Drop/Waterproof Lumix's.
    go to a local electronics store and fumble around with the nikon and canon models they probably have on display, see what feels nice in your hands controls-wise between something like a Nikon D3100 and whatever rebel they have for the same price, I'd say.
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  2. Post #1042
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    September 2010
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    1100D hehe no thanks

    Edited:

    550D MASTER RACE
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  3. Post #1043
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    October 2007
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    Is the 600D equivalent the D5100?
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  4. Post #1044
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    October 2008
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    Is the 600D equivalent the D5100?
    Ish, the 600D is better for video though.
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  5. Post #1045
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    May 2010
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    the only bad thing about the D5100s video is lack of 60fps recording which you might want for slow mowing stuff

    Picture quality is better than the t3i I'd say
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  6. Post #1046
    cueballv2themax's Avatar
    September 2010
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    in what way
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  7. Post #1047
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  8. Post #1048
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
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    Better video, but not much else according to this.

    The D5100 shares the same sensor as the D7000, so its friggin brilliant
    the nex 5n also has the same sensor as the d7000. nikon uses sony sensors in their APS-C cameras
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  9. Post #1049
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    September 2010
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    and now we move to signal processors
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  10. Post #1050
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    January 2006
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    the only bad thing about the D5100s video is lack of 60fps recording which you might want for slow mowing stuff
    Also note that even though the auto focus on the fly is nice for casual shooting, it's a negative feature when you want to manually set your settings.
    edit: I believe the D5100 can do 60fps at 720p, correct?
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  11. Post #1051
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    nope
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  12. Post #1052
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    October 2007
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    D5100 also got 80 on DxO Mark, 600D got 65.

    The only thing the 600D has going for it is 720p/60 video. The biggest use of DSLRs are photos though
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  13. Post #1053
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    February 2010
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    What should I get?

    D3000 or a D60? From what I've seen the they're pretty much the same.
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  14. Post #1054
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    October 2007
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    D60 is a year older than the D3000, so if they're both pretty much the same then the D60 will be cheaper.
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  15. Post #1055
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    July 2006
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    How good is the film camera on the D7000?

    And can you manually change focus while filming with it?
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  16. Post #1056
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    How good is the film camera on the D7000?

    And can you manually change focus while filming with it?
    Ofcourse you can manually focus with video. Infact, it's actually the normal way to use video with DSLR's.
    And what do you mean with good? Features? Handling? Quality?
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  17. Post #1057
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    Ofcourse you can manually focus with video. Infact, it's actually the normal way to use video with DSLR's.
    And what do you mean with good? Features? Handling? Quality?
    How good is it in general when compared to other DSLRs in that price range.
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  18. Post #1058
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    September 2008
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    How good is it in general when compared to other DSLRs in that price range.
    Honestly, I'd recommend the Canon 60D if you're doing video work, unless of course you already have some Nikon lenses.
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  19. Post #1059
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    Honestly, I'd recommend the Canon 60D if you're doing video work, unless of course you already have some Nikon lenses.
    Well, I only got a 35mm so far.

    But I won't be doing that much video work. But it's good to know seeing as I'm putting nearly all of my cash on it.
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  20. Post #1060
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    Should I get a 35mm or a 50mm prime for general use and videos?
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  21. Post #1061
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    January 2008
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    Should I get a 35mm or a 50mm prime for general use and videos?
    Crop sensor or full frame sensor camera?
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  22. Post #1062
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    September 2010
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    he's got a crop

    35mm 1.8
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  23. Post #1063
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    May 2010
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    yeah it's crop, thanks

    any recommendations, I'm using a Nikon D3100?
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  24. Post #1064
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    July 2006
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    Any chance it's this one?



    If so (kinda off-topic from your question), it's an excellent lens, I use it pretty much all the time.

    Edited:

    It's really good considering the price.
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  25. Post #1065
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    February 2010
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    I think this is the right thread for this type of question.

    Retoast
    I got a videocamera for my birthday and it's a DVC-5B2 Waterproof camera. It's decent. The battery time is not so decent, though. I don't think I will record much underwater either.

    My question is if different tripods have different plug-in or "hole" sizes? I'm interested in making time-lapse and nature videos so I want a good tripod to have the camera steady, even in tough terrain. The price should be less than $150.
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  26. Post #1066
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    July 2006
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    I think this is the right thread for this type of question.

    Retoast
    From the 3 tripods I've used, all of them have fitted perfectly.

    And decent tripods aren't as expensive as you'd think, I bought mine for like 30€ and it's been stable for the past 2 years.

    But if you're unsure, you can always measure the size of the "hole" and compare it to tripods for sale in your town.
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  27. Post #1067
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    January 2005
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    Any chance it's this one?



    If so (kinda off-topic from your question), it's an excellent lens, I use it pretty much all the time.

    Edited:

    It's really good considering the price.
    focus ring on this lens is pretty shitty though, not smooth at all. plus the lack of distance and scale markings etc

    all in terms of use for video. a+ lens for photography
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  28. Post #1068
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    October 2008
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    I want to get a medium format camera like a Pentax 67 or Mamiya 645, can anyone point me in the right direction? I don't know where to look for prices and any general help would be appreciated.
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  29. Post #1069
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    February 2010
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    Can Video cameras use focus? Mine can't it seems and the quality is not so great. Probably I'm just doing something wrong, I don't know. I'm a beginner with cameras and lack the experience.

    My camera is a Waterproof Video Camera (DVC-5B2), Made in China

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  30. Post #1070
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    January 2005
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    I want to get a medium format camera like a Pentax 67 or Mamiya 645, can anyone point me in the right direction? I don't know where to look for prices and any general help would be appreciated.
    http://tiny.cc/6sz4a
    http://tiny.cc/awpw0

    these are outfits, meaning they come with body, prisms, and lens

    personally I got a pentax 6x7 in average condition with metered-prism and 105 2.4 off ebay
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  31. Post #1071
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    October 2008
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    http://tiny.cc/6sz4a
    http://tiny.cc/awpw0

    these are outfits, meaning they come with body, prisms, and lens

    personally I got a pentax 6x7 in average condition with metered-prism and 105 2.4 off ebay
    Thanks a lot, that's really helpful. What sort of prices are we talking about though?

    Edit: Nevermind, I can see prices now. Thanks.
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  32. Post #1072
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    January 2007
    5,147 Posts
    Hey guys, I know it's not a camera, but my laptop is fucked now.
    And since a computer is an integral part of my photography process I'm looking into a new laptop of some sort and thought this would be the thread to ask.

    I've been thinking about getting a macbook.
    Anyone have any experience using one? How are they for photo editing?

    Thanks in advance.
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  33. Post #1073
     
    ijyt's Avatar
    May 2006
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    I have a MacBook Pro 13" from 2009, it's okay. Could do with a lot more screen real-estate and a bit more horsepower.
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  34. Post #1074
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    July 2009
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    Hey guys, I know it's not a camera, but my laptop is fucked now.
    And since a computer is an integral part of my photography process I'm looking into a new laptop of some sort and thought this would be the thread to ask.

    I've been thinking about getting a macbook.
    Anyone have any experience using one? How are they for photo editing?

    Thanks in advance.
    I've worked on macbook pro's and I must say they work really nice.
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  35. Post #1075
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    April 2009
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    Hello guys, so I'm in need of a new DSLR, and I'm thinking of getting a Sony Alpha SLT-A55, thoughts? Would you recommend something else? Lets say the budget is 1200€. I'm in to street photography, landscape photography, mediocre night photography and portraits.
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  36. Post #1076
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    I have a MacBook Pro 13" from 2009, it's okay. Could do with a lot more screen real-estate and a bit more horsepower.
    Cool mate. I had a go on my friend's mac book pro 13"
    It was nice actually.

    I think I'm gonna go for it in the near future. Maybe ask my parents to give me a loan to help me out. Or ask them for a share of the price as my combined Christmas and Birthday present. We'll see :)
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  37. Post #1077
     
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    May 2006
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    Cool mate. I had a go on my friend's mac book pro 13"
    It was nice actually.

    I think I'm gonna go for it in the near future. Maybe ask my parents to give me a loan to help me out. Or ask them for a share of the price as my combined Christmas and Birthday present. We'll see :)
    Don't forget to order from the student store if you're in Uni.
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  38. Post #1078
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    Don't forget to order from the student store if you're in Uni.
    That I am. Do you think it would be better to buy from a store or over the phone?
    I've also heard if you get a macbook pro they sometimes give you an ipod for real cheap if you ask. That would be sweet.
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  39. Post #1079
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    April 2010
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    Decided on the 550D... can't wait to have something that lets me manually define focus and zoom easily!
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  40. Post #1080
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    That I am. Do you think it would be better to buy from a store or over the phone?
    I've also heard if you get a macbook pro they sometimes give you an ipod for real cheap if you ask. That would be sweet.
    If you buy it online, you get the 3 years applecare for free while in store with university letter/card you pay 50 instead of 200.

    I'd opt for the 15" with more resolution if I were you.
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