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lauren
03-09-2010, 03:15 AM
hello!
my names lauren and i am in year 12 and i am saving up for a DSLR for uni,
any suggestions on which model/brand i shoudl go for seeing i dont know much at all about them... i dont want to waste my money. as you all know they are very expensive... max ill be looking at $2000
thanks for your help! :)

Fortytwo
03-09-2010, 04:51 AM
Hi, welcome to the forums. :)

A DSLR is an expensive thing to buy, so take your time. ;)
Marko (the big cheese!) has done an excellent podcast on buying your first DSLR. You should really have a go at that. You can find it here:
75 – How to buy your first DSLR (http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=645)

It also links to another tread here in the forums that you might find usefull. You can find it here:
http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f14/calling-all-enablers-need-camera-suggestions-5821.html

Hope this will help you out, otherwise there are lots of people here who can answer any of your questions. We're all very friendly here... :)

Bambi
03-09-2010, 07:53 AM
I am echoing what 42 said. :)

casil403
03-09-2010, 09:15 AM
Welcome to the forum and ditto 42's advice.:)

Iguanasan
03-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Welcome to the forum and I'm third with the same recommendations of podcast and forum discussion.

lauren
03-10-2010, 08:19 AM
ohh thanks!
i will listen to those and ill tell you how i go :)
thanks for making me feel welcome...
at least i dont have to chase around teachers now :P
ill write back soon! :thumbup:

lauren
03-11-2010, 03:57 AM
that podcast was handy Fortytwo :)
thanks for your help... i wrote a comment there asking afew questions so hopfully ill get those answered.

ericmark
03-11-2010, 04:47 AM
Not sure about where you live but in UK 17+ before we go to Uni so in 5 years likely to be many changes to D-SLR design. Now the newer models can take moving pictures and use the rear screen as a view finder where this was not an option when I got mine a few years back.

Always easier if you have same make and model as college or Uni uses but I would think that is likely to change in 5 years so maybe better to consider you will up-grade before Uni and buy with idea it will be sold before you start Uni.
Not sure about second hand market but most items lose less money if bought second hand.

Maybe others will comment on this? But at 12 I would think unlikely what you buy now will be still the camera you would have selected in 5 years time.

lauren
03-11-2010, 06:22 AM
nooo im in year 12 as in the last year of highschool. :laughing:
i am 17 years old:thumbup:
so hopfully that answers your quiry on why im quite worried about uni.
i would be going to uni next year.
can you still help me? :)

ericmark
03-11-2010, 01:43 PM
I would enquire at Uni as to what they use. I bought a Pentax lovely camera but the college uses Canon and for every function I have to get out the book and find out how to do it. But others with Canon cameras are shown every function by Lecturer. So from personal experience I would ask the Uni what they use.

Richard
03-11-2010, 02:25 PM
I would enquire at Uni as to what they use. I bought a Pentax lovely camera but the college uses Canon and for every function I have to get out the book and find out how to do it. But others with Canon cameras are shown every function by Lecturer. So from personal experience I would ask the Uni what they use.

quite right, I would also get down to the shops and see what body feels right in your hands.

Marko
03-11-2010, 02:36 PM
Hi Lauren! I posted a reply in the blog.
http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=645

Best!

marko

lauren
03-13-2010, 07:44 PM
yeah thats true.
i thought of that and i looked up the material lists possible unis i would go to.
they have many brands. the main ones they said to buy are nikon and canon but dont specify which one theyd prefer. i rang the unis but they wernt really interested in my call :(
if i buy one for this year, would it sell for a good price at the end of this year if it is not the required one for next year?

lauren
03-13-2010, 07:48 PM
Marko,
ill read and reply to your reply soon :) just came to check in now.
i have to study today :(
thanks for all your help!