I used to work with film alot in high school having access to a darkroom whenever i wanted but now im in college and no darkroom so i want to get a digital camera but i just dont know where to start looking so im hoping newschoolers will help me out
im looking at either new or used digital SLR camera
my budget is from about 400-700 i can acsess more just what i want to spend on it.
i took several photography classes but those invoved almost all film. i used a canon A-1 for all my film photography it was pretty basic but got me some sweet photos. i have very little experience with a dslr but i know photography basics.
here is a pic of my wall with some of my favorite prints.
i have very little gear currently i have a tripod and a few older camra lenses and memory cards
i mainly want a camera that will give me a little bit of everything. i plan to use it to photograph skiing but other scenes and i love to play with lighting like any other photographer. as seen in the photo i have pics of nature to people and skiing. also a video feature would be nice for some primative filming of skiing.
when taking pictures i love to get up close to the action so macro features would be nice. i also like to use tripods and long exposures for blurs and other effects
if relevant i have a hp laptop 6gb ram, 2.6ghz centrino 2, nvidia graphics, 500gb hd. use it for some gaming and has tons of space. i use photo shop cs2 currently for some editing
Features i would like:
full manual zoom and focus options
thanks for any help advice i just have no idea where to start looking for this. please dont be like "buy this camera!!! it r teh greatest!!! zomg" if u recomend me a camera give me a reason why so i can compare it
if theres anything i forgot let me know
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