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Offline ALITTLEweird1

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« on: January 03, 2017, 02:59:41 AM »
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So my girlfriend wants a new camera to replace her 35mm. Nothing to expensive, but something that will be able too zoom in to take shots i.e. moon

Any ideas? I don't know much about digital cameras besides the one on my phone...lol

Thanks
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 03:38:42 AM »
To get good advice it would help to know what 35mm camera she has now. Is it a single lens reflex, in other words is it this general shape, big lens that detaches and a lump on the top?

What's your budget?

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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 03:39:14 AM »
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 03:41:40 AM »
This is what she has now... https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-28-210-f-4-2-6-5AF-Pentax/dp/B000VZ1HNI  On a Nikon F65 camera

I don't know much about cameras.
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 03:47:01 AM »

What's your budget?

I was thinking 500 to 600. But again, that's only based off of what Ive been reading and not knowing much about these new cameras.
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 03:47:35 AM »
There ya go, if she likes Nikon then that's the brand I would look at in a digital. Can't go wrong with Canon either but people get attached to a brand  :wink:

Budget looks about right.

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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 03:50:52 AM »
She's not picky on the brand, just the quality of the pic and the zoom feature. I would think a camera with a 83x zoom feature would be good.
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 05:34:20 AM »
Hi

I myself own a Canon 70D with only a Tamron 16-300mm lens, It does the lot, close and far, albeit not as good as the Tamron 70-300 at top end

Canon and Nikon are pretty much as good as each other, 2 thing let the Canon down but make up in other areas, 1, noisier at higher iso and
a bit louder on the shutter, thats a lot if ya do wildlife, its more of a clack than click, i only went with Canon again cause i used to have the 600D brill starter though and the
articulated screen can be a godsend.

Tamron do great lenses, sigma too but, hey ho lol i think Tamron top them, be careful with any camera equip when ya buy used

Ok, so the above is DSLR what about a bridge camera, i have see moon shots from this beaut and they are amazing!!!!!!

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/powershot-sx60-hs

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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 08:06:25 AM »
I don't recommend lenses which zoom more than 10:1, as there are compromises made at some focal lengths with higher zoom ranges. Go for interchangeable lens models. In fact, I prefer fixed focal length lenses, but that's just me.
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 09:49:52 AM »
I have a Nikon D3100. It works very well. I saw one on line today with 2 lens for $550 .I think that is the best value for that price range.
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2017, 11:25:25 AM »
  I have a Fujifilm HS50EXR bridge camera that works for me as for a moon  shot you will need a tripod as well.

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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2017, 03:02:59 PM »
  I have a Fujifilm HS50EXR bridge camera that works for me as for a moon  shot you will need a tripod as well.

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That's a great moon picture. I'm not familiar with bridge cameras, how does that differ from a (D)SLR?

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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 10:04:57 PM »
Bridge cameras look and work very much like an SLR but you can't change the lens. The lenses normally have a good zoom on them with an extra digital zoom, but this is where the image quality can suffer.

If she has a Nikon 35mm SLR now, then getting a Nikon digital SLR should mean any lenses she has for the 35mm will also fit the digital, saving the cost of buying new lenses.  :wink: 

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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 08:19:46 AM »
If she has a Nikon 35mm SLR now, then getting a Nikon digital SLR should mean any lenses she has for the 35mm will also fit the digital, saving the cost of buying new lenses.  :wink: 

Not necessarily! They may fit physically, but not all the functions will work, OK for manual operation.
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Re: Digital Cameras
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 03:35:32 PM »
Thanks Budgie! I guess that's how they manage the extreme zoom lenses. I'll stick with my DSLR  :)