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Old Aug 11, 2006, 8:09 PM   #1
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hey guys, i live i toronto. and i just got into photography, my first experience was last week where i managed to take a 2 panned pictures with my moms awful Panasonic Lumix. im currently working and saving up for a good camera (and a computer). what is a good dSLR camera, that is under, $600 canadian? i have my eye on the FujiFilm S5200, and thats all i no, lol. i dont know many good models or companies, alls i no is that Canon, Kodak, FujiFilm, and Sony are good brands, oh and Pentax.
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Old Aug 11, 2006, 8:20 PM   #2
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You might want to take at either the Pentax DL or DS models.

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Old Aug 11, 2006, 9:46 PM   #3
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those are way more than $600................ remember we are talking CANADIAN dollar.
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Old Aug 11, 2006, 10:04 PM   #4
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how is this one? i now realize that a dSLR with a lense will need more money.

http://www.blackphotostore.com/engli...l.asp?sku=2213

http://vistek.ca/details/details.asp...ID=DigitalSLRs
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WICKED! the body here is $600
http://www.downtowncamera.com/index....amp;subcat=226
and the kit is like $790 its $50 cheaper. now to find a cheap lense......any suggestiosn?

is this a bad lense?
http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/sto...;storeId=10001

or this one?
http://vistek.ca/details/details.asp...D=CameraLenses
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IMHO henry's is a very slock firm. But it is all your choice.

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Old Aug 11, 2006, 10:49 PM   #7
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slock?
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Use Google's Froogle utility to find the cheapest price

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?hl=en&btnG=Search&q=PENTAX+IST+DL+ 18-55MM+LENS&lmode=online&scoring=pp

The lowest price: Body with a 18-55 lense is $436 USD before a $100 rebate

Pentax *ist DL 6 Megapixel Interchangeable SLR Digital Camera w/Pentax 18-55mm Lens Kit - Price Before $100 Rebate ! at
http://www.abesofmaine.com/viewprodu...&l=Froogle

Note - I do not know any thing about abesofmaine.com

so $436 -100 = $336USD = $377 CAD using http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html

Then you need batteries and an SD memory card

Also - One thing that I noticed is the accessories that the websites offer. Scroll down and you will see on abesofmain.com an SD card identified as:
#26 Transend 2GB SD 150x for $199.99 - Excuse me but they can be easily had for $40US easy (http://www.outpost.com)
So rather than be possibly scamed, you need to learn to shop smart. Use the internet tools to find a good price from a vendor who will not rip you off.

Look for rather than the absolutely lowest price a fair price from a vendor with a reputation that other people have done business with ( use google's groups to google the name and see what other people say about them - and ask here - I am sure that lots of posters have ordered from a wide range of vendors with varying experiences). Or go for the cheap price and be prepared to be put through the ringer to get it - hoping that eventually they will sell you the product at that price with out having to buy the extras at inflated prices..... Also order with a credit card so that if something does go wrong, the credit card company will help you get your money back.

Just some suggestions,
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Old Aug 12, 2006, 8:14 AM   #9
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I believe the price of $436 is after the $100 rebate. From my searches that is a pretty good price. I can get it local for $429.99 after rebate, but then I have to pay $31 in taxes....lol.
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thanx for your help guys. and suprisingly enough, the prices of sd/xd cards here are cheap, a 1GB xD card in costco is $50, which is really good because, like futureshop or staples or black's charges like $90, so im pleased with that. but i no i wont be
needing xD (lol,i no that much). but thats even better, because sD is cheaper

are those froogle prices in $US? cause thats pretty good once converted. i found a d50 with a lense for $616 US, and thats not above $700 in canadian.
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