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What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?

I am thinking of buying a digital SLR camera. What things should I be looking for?
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Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost?

I basically decided on a whim (from reading this site, talking to some friends, and always admiring great photos) that I want to get into photography. Are there disadvantages to starting out with a ...
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What are considerations when choosing a DSLR brand?

Realizing that: no single brand or camera model is perfect, most DSLRs are "good enough" for most situations there is no single right answer to which camera should be purchased ...what are some ...
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Should I buy a DSLR to get started?

I'm really interested in getting into serious or even professional photography. I've read some articles about fundamental concepts like aperture, exposure, ISO sensitivity, etc., and I want to get the ...
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How can I make my new DSLR more portable and convenient?

I've been enjoying taking digital pics for about the last seven years with my trusty Olympus C50 compact, and decided I wanted to take my efforts up a gear and get a 'proper' camera, so recently ...
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As a beginner, which do I need to focus on more, camera body or lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When buying entry level cameras, are lenses really more important than the body? Is lenses which make your photographs, not camera bodies? I am planning to get a DSLR, but ...
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What camera will give me the most clarity for simple photography?

I am looking to buy a digital camera or a SLR for simple photography. By that I mean, photographs of family and such. I am not interested in professional photography or complex stuff like the ...
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What options are there for travel walkabout lenses for Canon 5D Mark III?

I recently upgraded my camera to a Canon 5D Mark III, and now my kit 18-55mm lens no longer fits. I’m looking for a general, travel, walk about, portrait and landscape lens. I was thinking about 24-...
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Which should I go for, 1100D + 18-270mm Tamron or 550D + 18-135mm?

I have a 1100D and I want a general purpose lens, but by searching this kind of lenses, I realized that I could sell my 1100D with my 18-55mm and buy the kit 550D + 18-135mm. So I basically have two ...
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Getting the right DSLR from the very beginning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost? I would like to get a DSLR. As a beginner, I'm tempted by Canon T4i, Canon D7 and Nikon D7000. ...
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Lens quality impact on sharpness

I have a Nikon D7200 and recently took it on a trip where I shot with both the kit AF-S 18-140 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens and the Nikon AF-S 24-70 f/2.8G ED lens. While I consider myself a relatively good/...
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Buying a new camera (for the 1st time) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I'm thinking of buying a camera tomorrow .. I was advised to get this: Canon 550 D .. 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor .. DIGIC ...
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