im looking into buying a DSLR for daily use. I will not be using it to shoot skiing and things of such. I will be using it to take photos at concerts(media creds.), soccer, & daily use. here are the answers to the questions from the sticky:
1) What is your budget? How much money can you spend right away, and do
you think you can get more money to invest in the future?
-$1000. Can spend right away. & will have more money to invest.
2) What experience do you already have with cameras? Have you ever
even used one before? Have you helped your friend out with his camera?
Have you owned your own?
-Used some before. In school & such in photo classes. not really too experienced though. ive used a friends to fool around with & i cant remember what i used.
2) What gear, if any, do you currently have? (tripod, old camera lenses, mics, etc)
-not much besides a tripod i might be selling
4) What are you planning to shoot and how do you want to use your
camera? Are you going to use this with the sole purpose of shooting
skiing? or do you think you might try other stuff as well (movies,
documentaries, short films, etc)
-concerts, soccer, landscapes, people. wont really do much for skiing. (DSLR so im not using this too much for filiming.) i want a camera that SHOOTS in HD!
7) What computer do you currently have/use to edit (if not currently
editing, what would you most likely use)? If you can provide specifics,
such as hard drive space, RAM, processor size, that would be great.
-on a mac. havin a bunch of editing programs.
7) What program do you currently edit on? How familiar are you with
it (1- just learning; 10- I can make tutorials and know the keyboard
-5 on all programs
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1) Do you think you might consider using a DSLR?
-its what i want because i want to focus more on photo
2) Do you have any knowledge about the HDSLRS?
3) Do you know the limitations to using HDSLRS?
4) Are you willing to take the time to learn about a DSLR, and how to shoot with manual lenses?
5) Again, do you want a camera that you can hand to your friends,
that could or could not have film experience, and let them shoot you?
or will you be doing all the filming?
-id let them take photos but not mess with settings at all.
so that says it all. and while we are here, how much do you think id be able to sell an HV40 for thathas only about 30 minutes of use on it?