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Old Nov 6, 2010, 4:33 PM   #1
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Hey everybody im chris. As everybody knows christmas is coming up and I want to get my girlfriend a new camera. Her old one I have no idea what it was was a film type maybe an SLR. I dont know anything about cameras but I can answer any questions that would help me decide which camera would be best for her. Most definately she would want a SLR not a digital camera. She shoots only nature and wildlife with her camera, so animals, sunsets, rivers, ice, etc. She takes pictures at all times of the day but mostly at dusk/dawn. I need to know what camera and 2 types of lenses that would be great for her to use. Thanks for all of your help in advanced

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Old Nov 6, 2010, 5:04 PM   #2
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SLRs of the film type r now DSLR's of the digital type.I would suggest the Pentax k-x with the 18-55 & 55-300 lens around $650.
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Old Nov 6, 2010, 5:31 PM   #3
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Since she is shooting at dusk and dawn. Where lighting is not that great you will need a camera that preforms well in low light. The pentax mention is good along with the pentax k-x. The Canon T1i and T2i are nice also.

Do you know what brand of camera she has. If she has a auto focus slr. The lenses she has may be usable with a dslr. If she has a canon eos film slr, all the lenses will work on a canon dslr. Same with pentax.

Do you have a budget also. There are allot of options out there.
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Old Nov 7, 2010, 10:48 AM   #4
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Let's start with a simple question...what is your budget? DSLRs may be a lot more expensive than you are willing to spend (even the cheap bottom of the line models). So, without knowing your budget, we'll be spending time making suggestions that won't fit your needs.
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my budget is around 1000 dollars and im not sure what she has right now, but I can find out.
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Yes, find out what she has now, because if she can keep using her current lenses that will help a lot!
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Yes I will go with that as its an easier cal if she has lenses now that can be used.
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$1000 should be plenty for a good DSLR with a couple of lenses.
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