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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)14:53 UTC+1 No.2357015 Report

Poorfag here, looking to buy my first DSLR.
Features I need
>good auto mode for a beginner
>interchangable lenses
>tilt-shift lens available
>raw capability
>articulating LCD, up, down, and around to front facing if possible
>gps tracking would be great, if that's even a thing
my first/last camera, a fuji finepix hs35exr was stolen
I don't need or even want a touchscreen. I don't think i'd ever use it.
I've been using my GS3 camera and it kind of sucks

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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)14:54 UTC+1 No.2357016 Report

Forgot to mention, under $600 would be acceptable, under $450 would be great.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)14:58 UTC+1 No.2357019 Report


Pentax Q is the only camera that ticks all your boxes
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:02 UTC+1 No.2357020 Report

>Pentax Q is the only camera that ticks all your boxes
Only? No. Canon hits them all as well. I'm not well versed enough about other brands to speak to them, but you can definitely get all of that in Canon cameras.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:03 UTC+1 No.2357021 Report

>canon cameras
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:05 UTC+1 No.2357022 Report

>tilt-shift lens available
May I ask why exactly?
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:11 UTC+1 No.2357025 Report

Basically every one of the bodies that were released in the last five years.

The only thing he's missing out on is GPS tagging, which I've got the feeling isn't what he's talking about when he says "gps tracking" because he talked about having a camera stolen soon after. Sounds like he wants to find his camera should it go missing, not remember exactly where a given picture was taken.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:11 UTC+1 No.2357026 Report

Panasonic G1
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:13 UTC+1 No.2357027 Report

How important is being able to move the LCD? Because you can massively expand your potential cameras if it isn't essential.

Also, this really belongs in the gear thread. Next time post this there.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:24 UTC+1 No.2357028 Report

For mr roger's reenactments, duh
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:25 UTC+1 No.2357029 Report

Yes, that. I want to be able to find my camera, not for everyone else to be able to find my camera through exif data.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:28 UTC+1 No.2357030 Report

It isn't that important. If I need a floor level picture, I can lay down, if I need a ceiling level picture, I can stand on a stool, and if I need a selfy I can ask someone else to take the picture.
But I'd very much prefer a few hinges on the screen
joe 07/06/14(Sun)15:35 UTC+1 No.2357034 Report

Canon t3i. Can't go wrong with it. Great for beginners. I'd also recommend buying the 50mm 1.8 to go with it as it is the best lens money can buy for $100
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:35 UTC+1 No.2357035 Report

>Poorfag here, looking to buy my first DSLR.
Cool. Good luck.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:42 UTC+1 No.2357039 Report

Anyone have thoughts on the canon sl1? Someone told me it would be a good beginner camera but It's right at the top of my budget range.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:48 UTC+1 No.2357041 Report

I've looked into a few tilt-shift lenses and tilt-shift photography is not economically viable on my current budget and skill-level.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)15:53 UTC+1 No.2357045 Report

It's a fine camera.

At the price range you're talking about, buying new from any of the decently sized manufacturers will get you something that will do the trick (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax). The tilt shift thing will be spendy as hell no matter what company you end up going with...the only "cheap" way to get into that is with a medium format view camera, which is an entirely different animal.

The used market is also a good place to check things out, especially if you don't intend on shooting things like sports/wildlife/low light where high ISO performance becomes a big deal, because you can buy a couple of generations old, but higher grade camera (like an original 5d) which will give you more access to manual controls but at the cost of muh megapickles/muh ISO 598245988932. That said, muh megapickles/and high ISO have their uses, so research your options.

Basically, you need to decide what you want to shoot (not what features a camera you want has), then figure out what gear you need to shoot those things.

With that, get as cheap of a body as you can that supports what you want to do and spend as much of your money as you can on lenses.

Oh, and friggen go and handle the cameras you're considering. One might look great on paper, but you'll hate using it because of the feel which doesn't help you one bit.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)16:25 UTC+1 No.2357061 Report

Look into get an refurbished camera my d5100 was basically new and its saved me some dosh.
And now that theres a d5200 and a d5300 you could save even more
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)17:17 UTC+1 No.2357092 Report

> The tilt shift thing will be spendy as hell no matter what company you end up going with...the only "cheap" way to get into that is with a medium format view camera, which is an entirely different animal.

It doesn't need to be needlessly so, but you'll need to be ready for some compromises. Personally I picked up a few old 2nd-hand east german Zeiss Jena medium format lenses for the Pentacon 6, and then got a pentacon 6->DSLR-mount adapter /w tilt-shift functionality for my camera on Ebay.

Sure, medium format lens+adapter on a DSLR doesn't make for lightweight shooting, and you'll end up missing the wider focal lengths, but it sure beats paying 2000++ for the manufacturers' own version (Canon TS-E and what ever).
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)17:50 UTC+1 No.2357114 Report

To me, the money for the necessary stuff to do tilt-shift would be better invested in a MF view camera setup, especially since you lose out on wider angles (which to me is one of the bigger reasons to want to tilt-shift, YMMV).
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)19:04 UTC+1 No.2357132 Report

You might be interested in this: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Samyang-24mm-f-3.5-Tilt-Shift-Lens-Review.aspx
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)19:09 UTC+1 No.2357133 Report

It's interesring how OP gets replies simply because he never asked a question but stated what he wants.

Take notes betas
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)19:12 UTC+1 No.2357134 Report

>Take notes betas
It amuses me how that is even an internet thing.

But that's not the reason why he's getting responses. He's getting responses because he is wrong.

Check out "Cunningham's Law".
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)19:32 UTC+1 No.2357139 Report

>Cunningham's Law

Did not know that was a thing.

But sometimes when I'm not sure I post what I think is correct as if I'm certain.
Then watch if someone corrects me.
Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)19:37 UTC+1 No.2357141 Report

>But sometimes when I'm not sure I post what I think is correct as if I'm certain.
>Then watch if someone corrects me.
I do it all of the time. A lot of times, I'll just talk straight out of my ass about something hoping to get the correct info. If I do that, generally, I'll post a response to my own question. It is saddening how well it works.
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