Best SLR Camera Make?
August 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm #694324
I have decided to take photography at college, and i love it to bits and have decided to buy myself an slr camera… does anyone know which make is the best to go for?
Canon etc… Im not a pro so i dont want one of these massive paparazzi ones lol 😉
does anyone know which make is the best to go for?August 17, 2008 at 1:19 pm #908820
Ask the course tutor. They are likely to know what features you will need etc. This will ensure you don’t get a camera which has too much or to little. I have a Nikon D40 which I am happy with, but when I did photography years ago, it was all about developing etc and used a film camera which i think is much more of a craft and better fun. I had a Pentax ME Super and then a Cannon EOS 500 both of which i had no problems with. You can pick up a quality used film camera now for pennies. Good Luck. DAugust 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm #908822
Canon or Nikon are the big 2. I prefer Nikon but it’s all a matter of preference, go to a shop and have a play. Whichever feels best to you. Whichever brand you choose you’ll most likely stick with them forever as you lenses won’t work with anything else!
Don’t write off film though – I don’t use digital at all anymore. For the purposes of a course though it might be better to go digital for the quick turnaround… the learning curve is much less steep too!August 17, 2008 at 5:57 pm #908816
I prefer Nikon too but have used them all my life. Fuji are worth a wee look as well but at the end of the day I wiould advise borrowing anything you are considering buying if possible and having as go with it. I like the colour reproduction on the nikon and the way its put together.August 17, 2008 at 6:04 pm #908815
although film does still have its arty qualities (its hard to explain but the whole colour balance is subtly different) it might be worth starting with digital.
the reason being is although the cameras cost more you only have the cost of a couple of memory chips after that and maybe replacement rechargeable batteries every few years…you’re not worried about processing costs so more likely to just get out there and take photos which is what matters
at the moment I still use my old Olympus compact (about 5 years old and only 3 mega pixels) but its got similar manual controls to the Olympus RC35 (a 1980s rangefinder) and isn’t too far off the “feel” of the RC35 but with the instant feedback..
A friend of mine has a Nikon SLR and works in a photo shop, I’d try and ask her but she is out of the UK at the moment…August 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm #908818Heavy;231475 wrote:Ask the course tutor. They are likely to know what features you will need etc. This will ensure you don’t get a camera which has too much or to little. I have a Nikon D40 which I am happy with, but when I did photography years ago, it was all about developing etc and used a film camera which i think is much more of a craft and better fun. I had a Pentax ME Super and then a Cannon EOS 500 both of which i had no problems with. You can pick up a quality used film camera now for pennies. Good Luck. D
my brother has that camera 😀 i was actually looking at it online to buy, then found out its the one my brother has..
i dont know if i have got into college yet, starting september if i do get in… :weee: will try pick a decent one up at some point, can you give me your opinion on these?…
Olympus E420SE and…
google them, and let me know please raaaAugust 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm #908819
At the moment im using a Samsung Nv3 which i love 😉 its so neat and easy and takes good pictures as well as video.
I’m hoping to become a photographer, or journalist with some photography combined. I love all kinds of photography, and also wanted to take pictures of skateboarding as well. Thats where the slr comes in very handy!
I know Nikon is very good, but i was wondering about Sony?
I have had olympus cameras in the past, which now, seem 200years old compared… As this will be my first slr, are there any that anyone can recommend? Easy to use, Not really heavy and below £350 preferably :weee:August 18, 2008 at 6:28 pm #908817
If its a film one you want there are bargains out there [there may even be one lurking in a corner here waiting to be sold afaik] so look on ebay?August 18, 2008 at 6:34 pm #908821
dont get an slr just cause your course teacher is to much of a bellend to teach you about any other formats, get a rangefinder, how much money you got?
u can get much better skate photos using a rangefinder i reckon plus youve got a much wider ranger of lenses avilible, the fish eyes on slr’s suck get a voitglander rangefinder and splash out on a 12mm leica lense and you’ll be taking photos for sidewalk in no time TRUST A BOY although they are slower to use so you need to have your shot before handAugust 19, 2008 at 4:50 pm #908823
I love rangefinders :love: Jonny speaks the truth.
Although i started on an SLR… can’t say i use it much anymore though.
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