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n00b here. Is the lens that comes with the link below good for street/street life photography? Is it a good lens altogether? I might get this soon
Thank you :)
Disclaimer: I'm right with you, I'm a total noob. However, I have put in a good 10-15 hours of research solely on DSLR cameras for beginner and I am also focusing on landscape photography. After all the research I ended up purchasing the Nikon D3300
Do you have a link to the $450 2 lens kit? The only one I'm seeing from Nikon is this one: 18-55 & 55-200
yo compre una nikon D3300 en amazon por 6 mil pesos hace como 2 meses. te la recomiendo.
los precios en este modelo fluctuan mucho. checala todos los dias, eventualmente la vuelven a poner en 6.
I always recommend holding some cameras, both inside and beyond your price range. Picture quality on entry level DSLRs is barely different to mid-range models, but the features, handling and external controls get more sophisticated. Something to keep in mind since your budget is enough to let you look beyond entry level cameras. You might want to look at mirrorless models too - similar performance in a more portable package.
Nonetheless, I think this is a good deal: [link]
It's an entry level model with kit lens, but very capable and sets you up to start shooting.
And for you winter landscapes, spend some extra cash on a tripod, then read up on landscape techniques and (depending on the aesthetic you prefer) look at better lenses and a filter system. The kit lens is quite capable of decent landscapes results for starters IMO.
Thanks! Any idea on where I might find one for 300-350? Any I've been seeing on sale are for like 400. This is what I'm looking at to buy.
and of course now I'm looking at different cameras, specifically DSLR.
Right now I have my eyes on this. It appears they sell a 200mm lens which I could buy if I end up liking the camera with the stock lens in the first place. thoughts?
I use a Nikon D3300 for all of my videos. It's not really known as being a video making camera, but I have it set up on a tripod and I get great 1080p quality.
If you go this route, I recommend snagging an external mic to mount on top for better audio quality.
So far, I have had absolutely no problems with it, and don't see myself needing to upgrade anytime soon.
Beginner to dslr's here, is it worth getting a better body or better lens? I'm thinking about either getting a d5300 with regular Nikkor lens bundle or a d3300 with better lens (haven't decided which ones, need help with that too). My budget is $600. I mainly shoot nyc landscape and architecture and I want something that can shoot well in low light so I can get some nice night shots of the city.
Found it! It was this one.
Mind you, I'm by no means an expert, and considering how vast the photography world is, I could really benefit from a video titled "photography for dummies".
So far I've settled for a Nikon D3300 and a 35mm f/1.8G lens (which I'll be getting in the near future), which considering my "amateur" status, should be more than enough.
I felt that this video made a better job explaining the differences between ISO levels than his, for instance.
I'll link you to this post where someone asked the same thing.
>if your principal interest is video, you should avoid Nikon DSLRs in this price range.
>- Focus peaking for razor sharp manual focus
>- The ability to change aperture in Live View (video) mode
>- a built in intervalometer for time lapse
>- a usable viewfinder when you switch to Live View
>- compatibility with silent, video optimized lenses (here is the problem with noisy Nikon autofocus motors)
>Instead of a $496.95 Nikon D3300, you might want to seriously consider the $515 (with 14-42mm kit lens) Panasonic G6 instead [Referral Links].
>The Panasonic G6 has an electronic viewfinder you can actually use for shooting video outdoors in bright sunlight (when a DSLR's LCD is likely to be washed out), a built-in intervalometer, focus peaking, full manual control of exposure in video mode and compatibility with Panasonic video optimized lenses with silent autofocus motors.
Amazon, used- best risk I ever took.
Without saying anything about lens quality here are some price comparisons.
Nikon D3300 w/ kit $447, 35mm 1.8 $177, 50mm 1.8 $197
Sony A6000 w/ kit $650, 35mm 1.8 $450, 50mm 1.8 $250
I'm not trying to say one is better than the other, just making a comparison. On the Sony you get OSS with the lenses which drives the price up. If you are trying to save money though, OSS might not be that important.
Thanks for the information, that was really helpful. You referenced the t3i, what's your take on the Nikon D3300? Which happens to be the one I got. I was looking at the Canon T3 and T5 for a very long time, but some comparison or review I read convinced me of the Nikon. But, I can't remember what it was, and now I feel like a fool! (just kidding, but I do wish I remembered what made my decision for me, particularly since you're talking about Canon.)
I got this kit: [link]
And this lens: [link]
my wife and I pool our SB and so far we've gotten [link] and [link] along with some other smaller stuff, a few books, some jewelry etc
CANON POWERSHOT S110 on amazon for $179 best camera under $350. I use this as a companion to my Canon 70D and in good light and even less than good light quality is pretty darn awesome. [link].
If you have more money NIKON D3300 [link]
this is the camera i am interested in getting.