Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Video and Photography

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-03-2008, 10:41 PM Reply   
I'm looking to get into photography, it's always been something that has interested me. NOt really looking to do it as anything more than a hobby. I'm looking at getting this kit from b&h.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/532253-REG/Nikon__D40_SLR_Digital_Camera.html
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-05-2008, 10:42 PM Reply   
I got a d40 and loved it but its easy to grow out of.

I would maybe go for something a little more powerful, you won't regret it.
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-06-2008, 4:19 PM Reply   
I had one for a year, and it was ok, but like Nick said, you want more pretty quick. I just got the Cannon 40D, now that's a camera.
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-07-2008, 12:29 PM Reply   
I would look into a good D80 and 18-200VR lens.

There are many people selling them for cheap.
Look at Nikoncafe
Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-08-2008, 3:09 PM Reply   
I bought the D40 back in December and am still very pleased. I started knowing nothing and still don't feel like I know much. I think the camera is great and you can't go wrong with it. Unless you know how to take pictures, I would say go for it and learn how to use the camera. Spend the extra money on lenses rather than the body itself.
Old    Bakes (bakes5)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-08-2008, 6:55 PM Reply   
I went through the same thing ~2 years ago. I splurged and got the D200. It is very nice having a nice camera. The reality is though, once you start getting into it, the camera body will be a lower percentage of the total costs. Lenses add up pretty quick.

If you think you are really going to get into photography, get something high end (at least a D80 and a D300 if you can swing it). Don't scrimp on the glass to start off with either. I have a 55-200 and a 70-300VR lens collecting dust because I did not just get the good lens at the start.

Later

Bakes
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       07-09-2008, 5:59 PM Reply   
On Nikonians.org there is a D200 for sale, and they are asking $875. It is just the body, but you can start there and purchase some older glass. At least the camera can utilize all of Nikon's current glass, unlike a D40.
Old    Bakes (bakes5)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-09-2008, 6:35 PM Reply   
I think a used D200 is one of the best deals on the market right now for someone looking to get into photography.
Old     (fogey)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-09-2008, 7:14 PM Reply   
Just wondering....How may here have dropped $900 on a used camera purchased through the internet? What's been your experience? Or the experience of friends?
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       07-09-2008, 7:54 PM Reply   
I have purchased a lot of used electronic equipment off the internet. So far I have never had a problem. I actually prefer being able to track someone through post history to determine the type of person they are. Plus if they are selling through a website forum that is specialized, IE wakeworld, it is easy to follow their past sales/purchase history. Many websites now have user ratings for products purchased and sold.

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:36 AM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us