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Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

I'll make this short and sweet- I've never had anything but a point and shoot, I still don't understand what aperture and shutter speeds have to do with the outcome of a picture, and I don't know what the sizes of lenses mean or will get me. But I want a D-SLR to learn these things and take my here-and-there photography hobby to the next level.

Research as brought me to these two for my price range;

Nikon - D3200 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens

Canon - EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm IS Lens


I've spent hours reading reviews from both tech websites and consumers, but I haven't read anything about people's real-world experience, or seen any unedited examples of the shots either can take. Just a bunch of people saying 'yeah, I'd recommend this to a friend' or 'I took a really good picture of a bird today, look how it came out after I Photoshopped the **** out of it'. Well, that hasn't helped yet because I want to take pictures of everything- my Prelude, and a time lapse of the sunset, or that exact moment my niece gets hit in the face with a soccer ball that my point-and-shoot is too slow to get the timing right.

So, yeah, any advice or examples would be awesome. Thanks :)
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I have a Canon Rebel T3i, same camera except for the video portion. The pictures are very good and the stock lens is pretty good... My brother had a Nikon and IMO the Canon was much easier to use... Pretty much any new SLR or DSLR will work fantastic though, I'm kind of biased because I have a Canon :) The 18-55mm lens would work fine but I would suggest getting like a 50mm lens.
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So ya wanna take the next step because just pushing buttons no longer floats your boat.
Cool.

This will be wordy... but I've been taking nature photos for 25+ years and was raised by a photographer.
I'm also the go to photo journalist on construction projects I work on. My photos have been used for how to projects, lawsuits, presentations, business proposals and power point presentations.
And I suck at car pix.

Now, if you want control over the exposure you have to know what apperature, shutter speed, sensors and iso mean. Proper exposure breeds proper photos. Photoshop does not.
I reccomend you go to a book store and find one on exposure for digital camera. Not how to take pix for dummies, but one that tells you what happens when it's set to this or that for best outcome in about 80 pages or so. Figure paying about $30. They are pricey but worth it.

Then try to find an old manual photography for film like kodak used to do. About 15-20 pages of inside baseball stuff that'll confuse you now.

Quick lesson:
Apperature; is the hole size that lets in light. The kodak book explains what the numbering system came from. Just remember that the bigger the number, the smaller the hole. It's called f stop. You'll see like f/2.8 or f4.0 on lenses. That tells you the maximum hole size it does.

Shutter speed; a little door opens and closes at a given rate of speed, which allows light in the apperature (hole) for given time.

Sensor; the device that the light hits and tells the computer what it saw in shades of gray. The computer understands the shade and converts to color.

ISO; is the senitivity of the sensor. It was a film term that means how bright the light seems to the sensor in a way. It affects shutter speed and grainy-ness of your photos.

The magic of it all is simple once you understand the basics.

In combination the shutter opens, allows light through apperature, which hits sensor and is converted to a photo.
Say you are outside sunny day... your apperature is set to small hole mode. The shutter stays open longer for said light to build up on the sensor than say it's set for big hole apperature. Slow shutter speed.
Big hole apperature would let more light in faster for the same "exposure" to light the camera sensor sees. Fast shutter speed.

The shutter numbers either mean seconds or fractions thereof. 3 is 3 seconds. 1.5 is one and a half seconds. 64 means 1/64 th of a second elapses between opening and closing of the shutter. 800...1/800th.. etc.

The shutter speed also dictates freeze frame or motion shot. But the book will explain all that. Slow gives blur. Fast yields stop motion.

Hope I haven't lost ya.

Now Nikon vs Canon vs Olympus vs Pentax vs Sony.
I'm a Nikon guy. But prefer Pentax for film. Yes I still use film sometimes. I prefer it, but that's for another time.
My wife is all about digital Canon's.

If you want super max colors, Canon imo is better. If you want a natural look, Pentax and Olympus rule that court. Nikon does a fine job at both, but exposures can be a tad on the bright side with the Nikon.
Notice Sony not mentioned? That brand does good pix, but they are rich enough.
Panosonic has some nice gear and imo do the closest to film out of them all. I use an old Z7 sometimes.

The cameras you show are both fine 'starter' camerss, but I see you as someone who would outgrow them quickly. So imo a Nikon 5100/5200 or a Canon 7D would give you the beginner ease with room to grow, control wise later much cheaper than outgrowing your beginner and buying the next step up later.

I go to kenrockwell.com before buying a new camera. Don't know if he's rich or just well connected, but by the time I've heard of a new product, he has already mastered it. He explains in easy to understand terms what he likes and don't like about the camera. He also explains minor tweaks to give best exposures.

Lenses: not gonna say much here. Just that if you can afford it, go for a kit that adds the zoom lens. They knock off like $2-400 from the price of buying it later. And you will want to zoom in sooner or later.
The bigger the number, the more it zooms in. They are expressed in mm. The book will explain that too.
18mm is a wide angle. Think landscape photo like a mountain or a sunset. 300mm is a telephoto lens. Think butt photos from 50 yards (to avoid the perv look) or taking a photo of a particular tree on that far away mountain side.
The lenses are called zoom lenses because they... zoom in or out.
Prime lenses are a fixed lens. No zoom.
Again the numbers come from the film days. The closer the glass was the more the film saw. The mm indicates how close the glass was to the film. Make a circle with your thumb and forefinger. Hold it close to your eye. See how much you see through the hole. Now hold the circle at arms length. See how narrow the field of view has become? It's like that with lenses.
Oh well I did say a lot.

One more thing... depth of feild. That's how much is in focus.
Landscapes have the whole photo in focus. Large dof.
Portraits keep the subject in focus and blur the background. Small dof.
Apperature size dictates that. Big hole (small number) yeilds small dof. Small hole (bigger number) yields larger/longer dof.
Btw: I hate photoshop and never, ever, ever use it. Well for exposure enhancing anyway. Nope if you push the buttons right, you don't need it.

I own a Nikon 700, 7000, 80 and have an 18-55 + 55-200 for the 7000 and 80. The 700 has a 35-70 and a 70-300. I also have a 60 macro lense for close ups.
My wife has a couple of different Rebels and a 7D and shares her 18-55 + 55-250 lenses between them.
We both have a 50mm for indoor use. It's a big @$s apperature hole capable lens.

We have a plethora of p&s deals and have learned to tweak our shots using the preset functions for manipulations of exposures that we learned using the slr cameras.

Please support your local camera store... while there still is one.
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Im looking at the Nikon D5200 right now. Looks like a great camera if it's in the budget.
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I have a Canon Rebel T3i, same camera except for the video portion. The pictures are very good and the stock lens is pretty good... My brother had a Nikon and IMO the Canon was much easier to use... Pretty much any new SLR or DSLR will work fantastic though, I'm kind of biased because I have a Canon :) The 18-55mm lens would work fine but I would suggest getting like a 50mm lens.
I'm a big fan of low-light photos and have always wanted a camera that could take a decent night-shot without the use of flash. How does yours perform around sunset or dusk?

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That's actually one of the threads I was looking for hahaha. I remember reading it last year when he posted it and that's kinda when my interest was peaked about D-SLR's. Thanks man! Now that I've read it though, those all sound like some pretty wicked cameras, but above my price range :((( This camera I'm looking for is..basically a birthday gift from my parents and my wife, that I am also pitching in to be able to afford so unfortunately I can't be ballin with a D7000 for at least a couple more years.



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Nikon. Extra lenses are a lot less than Canon. 55-200 is like $250. I think my wife's 55-250 was like $400. Better 'glass' in the Nikon lens too.

Either way you go, you'll have a fine camera.

Now, extra battery and several small capacity memory cards and a messenger bag are good to have.
Low capacity memory cards fill faster, but... if it fails you are only out a few dozen pix vs a few hundred. Plus, they cost way less.
If you do movies, keep a big card in the bag for them.

I use 4gb cards called RAW by Hoodman. Made in the USA. Most brands are good. Watch for sales at best buy. And a messenger bag/backpack converto unit by teinbac. But they're all nice too.

Some day we must talk accesories like tripods and lens filters. Get ya a starburst filter for night pix. About $10 at best buy. Makes shiny stuff pop with starbursts.

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It works well in low light / dusk. I've taken some pictures of the moon and stuff and they look very neat...

Oh and about memory cards, make sure you get a version 10 one. Faster data transfer, and you won't have any problems with it.
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All great info!
I didn't even know memory cards had versions.



Here's a couple pics I've taken recently. I freakin love the moon and have always wanted to capture it as it looks, but have never been successful;







I hate how grainy the night pictures come out with what I have, and I think with a better lens, the sunsets would look more vibrant and closer to how spectacular they really are.
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Somebody already has a tripod?

That's a sensor/iso thing Lindso.
Use the lowest iso number possible for low light pix.

A book will explain that too.

And yes the cards have a class rating. Class 6 or 10x is the fastest these days for SD cards. That's the type your picks will use. The higher the number, the faster. About 20-30mb/second. That really matters more for movie stuff. Your camera will use any class well for still pix due to built in software.

My D700 uses cards called compact flash. Old tech, but better. My RAW cards do class 35, or 1000x, which is about 120mbps
The older Rebels used them. But SD cards are more popular.


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Yeah the ISO isn't the greatest on this camera, that's one of the few things I understand about it. I don't have a tripod so I have to use the lowest ISO I can manage without shaking too much while I'm holding the camera haha.
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byfixer is right though... DSLR's are a pita to learn everything about them. My old roommate spent two years explaining all the functions to DSLR's an how to properly use them... by the end of it, i was still just as stupid but now lost my interest in taking pictures haha. too complicated for me
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Get the DSLR's for Dummy's book, I've def learned alot from it!
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Hahaha too funny. I'm getting elderly with technology. This whole 'put your **** in the cloud' business just doesn't click with me. So I'm sure I will make this camera last for at least the next 10 years so I should have plenty of time to learn about it and tinker with it.


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Re: Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

Actually it's a Canon T1i (my camera) for dummy's book, so it'll obvi depend on whatever you decide on
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Re: Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

The mega pixel is something like the # of eyes on a given sensor. It dictates how large you can print and not get grainy prints. Mega pixels are million pixels. 14=14million etc.

Think about it this way...
You have a pair of squares that are 1"x1". They are completely covered with eyes.
Square 1 has 6 eyes that are arranged to completely cover your square.
Square 2 has 8 eyes...

In order to completley cover your square with 8 eyes, they are smaller than the eyes on the one with 6, they have to be smaller than the eyes on the square that only takes 6 eyes to cover.

The eyes are called photosights. The bigger the eye the more info per eye the computer sees.
Now manufacturers decided that more eyes are better and thus begam megapixel wars.
Jury is still out which way is better.

Panosonic and Samsung have backed off the megapixels in favor of improving each eye instead of adding more eyes. It allows iso to go much higher without the grainy look called noise. Samsung smartphones have 5mp cameras that take some mighty fine photos.

I shoot with my cameras set to 10 megapixels and crank up the bit rate. Sorta like high def pix in smaller file sizes. But that's another story.

I have friends who prefer their old 4mp slr to anything being made today.

Noise control is at the top of manufactures list these days. You'll find either rig you pick being fabulous at noise free photos up to iso 800+.

Your owners manual will be daunting. It tells everyhing your rig does. But... in dry terms using unfamiliar language. The book v6 speaks of breaks down those features in easy to understand terms. They are very helpful understanding your particular camera.
The books on proper exposure explain how to take better pictures or predict the outcome before you press the button.

It would probably be a better investment to start with the book v6 speaks of as it appears you already know how to take some nice pix. Then when you are comfy cozy with your camera, get the exposure type books.

You've picked a fine time to buy an slr.
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Re: Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

And on the want my pix to mimic what I see...
Not gonna happen! Photoshop or not, man has not devised a device that can make you shiver when you see your photo like the real deal did. I tried for years. Came close a time or two. But each time was just a rendering of what had been happening.
It only resulted in a memory of a powerful experience, which is the next best thing imo.

Others will wow over your photos though.
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Re: Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

Agreed, even nowadays despite all the newfangled technology, only about 1% of your photos are gonna require zero amounts of post-processing, even if it's a simple crop/resize/border/watermark. I was extremely disappointed learning this fact AFTER I got my T1i Trust me I was expecting the same exact thing prior to getting mine, until I learned that fact

Taking your example of sunsets, I love taking sunset pics of my car, but... it's not possible with only 1 picture.

My first picture; the car is decently exposed, but it completely washed/over-exposed the entire sunset out of the sky. You can't even tell its a sunset.


SO, since the sky/sunset/clouds ARE the lightsource of the photo, I had to shorten the shutter speed to properly expose the sunset, but at the cost of under-exposing the entire rest of the picture;




Neither are the pics I wanted, unless I combined both photos in PS.


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Re: Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

Good points sir^^


Not sure about the canon... but the nikon can layer them like that IN CAMERA!!! if you shot them in RAW mode.

Check into you 'in camera' editing features v6.


^^ in camera layering.

Some shutter speed examples affecting appearance of motion...


^^ Fast shutter speed 1/800th of a second


^^ Slow shutter speed. 1/4 second.

Some apperature examples affecting depth of field or in other words, how much is in focus.


^^ Large apperature (small number = big hole) f/2.8.
Notice very little is in focus. Small depth of field.


^^ Small apperature (big number = small hole) f/11.0
Notice most is in focus. Large depth of field.


^^ Low light sunrise pic.... sun lit my wife's face etc.
Small apperature hole has all in focus.
Slow shutter speed for maximum light to the sensor.
Tripod used. Minor in camera crop the only mod.


^^ Low light sunset pic... sun behind me. Lit the trees.
Small apperature hole for max depth of field (stuff in focus)
Fast shutter speed for stop motion.
ISO raised to quicken shutter speed.
Hand held. Minor crop in camera.


^^ kix n giggles pic.
Small apperature.
Fast shutter speed. In phone cropped just now for posting here.
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Not sure about the canon... but the nikon can layer them like that IN CAMERA!!! if you shot them in RAW mode.

Check into you 'in camera' editing features v6.

I haven't even attempted to start shooting in RAW, I figure I can use all the help I can get

You'll appreciate this 1/4000th shutter speed I took last summer
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Re: Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

Awwwwwe-yeeeeah-uh!!!!! Freeze frame foh-shoh!
1/4000th?! Can't do that from your ipad.

I'll do a basic RAW explantion here real quick in film terms.


RAW is like undeveloped film. JPEG is a method of developing.
Raw is 100% of the info of the file. Jpeg is the info the computer sees as necessary to create a photo w/o all the extra data.

Think compression to mp3 from the original cda file in music. You can hardly tell the dif but file size is way smaller.

Later I'll get into how easily use raw, but I'm at work now on tobacco break.
Pretty easy to use once you know how to.

Edit: it's later now.

With RAW you need a viewer that shows that format. Photoshop etc will let you view raw pix 1 at a time. Fugg that! You want to see thumbnails. So, you google 'raw thumbnail viewer' and get a selection of them. I've found faststone to be the best. It's a simple editor tool that does as little or as much as you like for basic editing. Brighten, crop, blur, and the like.
It's a thumbnail viewer for any format by the way. Jpegs too.
And it's freeware. Yep. No cost, legal download.

With your raw thumbnail viewer you double click the thumbnail of choice just like windows picture viewer etc. If you want to print, share or move to another os, you right click, choose save as and it converts to jpeg, tiff, png or a slew of other formats. .

What's better about raw? You shoot a pic of your favorite lady in a white shirt and killah trousers. She's in a restaurant with flourescent light. Her shirt is blue from the lights.
Your white balance thought it was white. Ugh! With jpeg you are stuck with her teeth being blue along with the shirt. With raw, you simply pick white balance adjust, change that $h!t to the correct shade of white, save as jpeg and BAM your lady loves you tonight.

With fast stone you can save your pic as a bmp. That's called bitmap. Bitmap prints the actual size of the file. Think billboard.

So... you got a pick of your car from 50' away and you want to crop it down to real small. You want your new valve stem caps to be your facebook avatar.
You save your raw pic as a bitmap. If you cropped that much with a jpeg, the cap will be all fuzzy. So much data was tossed when converted to jpeg. With bmp, your file size is bigger than the raw. So you can zoom in to the cap, and print that sucka 8x10 at 200 dots per inch and hang it on the wall.

I've used pix converted from raw to bmp to prove a 1"screw on a bridge 50 yards away was not painted yet. Yep. Contractor in a meeting said he was done. I said he wasn't. Argument ensued. Bosses thinking I'm wrong. I whipped out a 10" portable with fast stone installed, showed them the picture in regular mode showing the far away screw, then said "watch this", converted a raw to bitmap while they watched, zoomed in on the screw and heard crickets chirping...
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Agreed, even nowadays despite all the newfangled technology, only about 1% of your photos are gonna require zero amounts of post-processing, even if it's a simple crop/resize/border/watermark. I was extremely disappointed learning this fact AFTER I got my T1i Trust me I was expecting the same exact thing prior to getting mine, until I learned that fact

Taking your example of sunsets, I love taking sunset pics of my car, but... it's not possible with only 1 picture.

I did some research a little bit..I think from what I read, that is called 'bracketing', which neither the D3100 nor D3200 do automatically, but the D5200 can.

So, Byk, you are exactly right-that feature alone (for me anyway) is worth the higher price. Back to the research..


PS twoK that humming bird picture is SICK
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No bracketing? Awful. See you outgrew it before you even bought it. Sounds like you are leaning Nikon.

Maybe I can talk you into a 7000 lol. That's what badbb6 uses.

Bracketing is an old film technique, where an electronic camera like the film rebels could do 2-5 similar exposures and the photographer would decide which exposue they prefered for that given situation.

We would write an exposure journal. You wrote down your settings for the photograph number on that roll. Later you'd know what to set your camera to in order to achieve a given look next time.

Todays camera stores your settings.

Folks have figured out bracketing can be layered in camera or in the computer to achieve a high def photo. I think they look awful. Instead what v6 did in photoshop looks more natural.
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Maybe I can talk you into a 7000 lol. That's what badbb6 uses.


Honestly, I'm far from decided on a brand, much less a model. I just started researching the different offerings from Nikon because their model numbers are easy for me to understand what's high end and what's low end haha. Canon and Sony are using model numbers and letters all over the place, so I had to take grasp somewhere.
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Re: Shopping for a new camera, looking for a photographer's advice.

If you have a local camera store, stop in and ask the sales rep for a few minutes of their time to demo a couple you have been leaning towards.

And to show your thanks, buy something. Like say a memory card or a bag.

A few years ago the fellow who was going to photograph my wedding whipped his new D80 and took a random picture. Being the owner of Canon point n shoot type cameras back then, I was instantly sold on the low light ability of that model at that time in history. About a year later I took the plunge and paid a grand for a camera. To this day that old D80 challenges me.

Because Prelude I have not kept up with the latest gadgetry from the big guys.
But Ken Rockwell has. That's what he does for a living. That's why I reccomend his site to others.
Matter of fact I probably need to charge my batteries due to inactivity lately.
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guies stahp............ I don't want to buy fancy camera, but you're giving me the itch again
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