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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?
3 votes
5 answers
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Nikon D7000 vs Pentax K-5 vs some other camera - which do you recommend?

I have used my first camera (Sony A-300) for 2 years already. It is okay but I want something new and better, and have a budget of between 1200 and 1300 euros. A couple months ago I talked to a local ...
17 votes
11 answers
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Which prime lens for Pentax APS-C?

My girlfriend is buying a Pentax K-5 (I already have a Pentax DSLR so we thought it made sense for us to be able to share lenses), and she's not sure about which lens to get with it, so I've been ...
11 votes
6 answers
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Why are 50mm no longer the default kit lens for prosumer SLRs?

Every time someone asks me for a kit recommendation I point them towards some sort of prime lens with a standard focal length. Similarly, almost anyone I talk to about the ideal budget kit swears that ...
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4 answers
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Best lens for my D5300 [closed]

I travel a lot and enjoy taking pictures of old structures, landscapes, as well as alleyways, staircases, and doorways. Can you recommend an all around lens for my Nikon D5300. Ps. A little zoom ...
15 votes
8 answers
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What features would cause a portrait photographer to choose a DSLR over Mirrorless?

With the new line of mirrorless cameras being announced this fall, the gap between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continue to close. There are many generic discussions comparing the two, but as a ...
14 votes
3 answers
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What's a nifty-fifty?

In the comments on Who, or what, is an "Uncle Bob"?: ... it does have a place amongst the terms and slang used by photographers (nifty-fifty is another example, if you're versed in ...
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2 answers
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Comparing lenses

I already have a Nikon camera SLR and I am planning on buying a backup camera also. My question is are the lenses for Nikon more expensive then for Canon. I am trying to keep expenses down for the ...
34 votes
5 answers
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What do Pentax and Sigma DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?

We have a question and answers outlining the significant differences between the "big two" DSLR brands. I'm interested in the other DSLR makers, and how the cameras they make compare in terms of ...
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1 answer
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Canon EOS 750D or Nikon D5300, which one? [closed]

I've got a Pentax K30 and I'm looking to upgrade my equipment, the reason being is that I'm finding it hard to find accessories for the Pentax and I have been looking further afield. I've been ...
8 votes
5 answers
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Should my collection of older Pentax lenses be a deciding factor in my first DSLR purchase?

First post on here so I'll try and put a bit of background. I'm brand new to taking "proper" photographs and want to get started in landscape photography as a hobby after seeing some great pictures ...
6 votes
4 answers
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Is the lack of AF Motor on the Nikon D5100 an important factor?

I had made up mind on purchasing a Nikon D5100 during the holidays but only yesterday I realized that it doesn't have a AF motor with it. This is forcing me to change to Canon 550D which is in the ...
2 votes
3 answers
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Should I worry about a camera I am interested in "winning" on Snapsort?

I might soon buy a new camera and I am hesitating between the Canon T5i and the Nikon D5300 on snapsort the D5300 is winning but I am wondering if it is that much better... I am wondering about ...
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4 answers
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Why are there so few high quality APS-C telephoto lenses?

Neither Canon nor Nikon nor Sony nor Pentax (did I forget someone?) seem to be particularly concerned to offer such lenses. Even third party makers don't seem to be really interested in anything ...
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4 answers
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Is it assured that every type of lens will be made for a given interchangeable lens camera? [closed]

If I buy a Canon DSLR, can I be rest assured, that in future, I can put on any kind of lens on this camera. For example, is there guaranteed to be at least one of wide angle,telephoto,fish eye lenses ...

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