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Old 09-27-2015, 07:47 AM   #41
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:02 PM   #42
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:36 AM   #43
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:55 AM   #44
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My wife wants to get a "good" camera to start taking better pics than the phones and point and shoot will. Do ya'll have opinions on which if these is the batter camera and/or deal? I am thinking that the Canon is the better body, but O'm not sure if the accessories are worth that much.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PG6R32Q/?tag=sgnatsumwfd-20



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Old 11-10-2015, 10:30 AM   #45
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My wife wants to get a "good" camera to start taking better pics than the phones and point and shoot will. Do ya'll have opinions on which if these is the batter camera and/or deal? I am thinking that the Canon is the better body, but O'm not sure if the accessories are worth that much.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...mobile_desktop



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T8LQ8VW...ing=UTF8&psc=1
The second link didn't work. However, what I would recommend, and this is just my opinion, is to get a basic camera kit and slowly invest in quality lenses. The camera bodies are like every other electronics gadget, there is a better one every year. I wouldn't even get a new body, to be honest. Find one a new-ish one on Craiglist where somebody upgraded to the newest one and save some money. The lenses are an investment and she will keep them as she gets better and eventually upgrades the camera bodies. Even the entry level DSLRs today are damn good and I would start there. I happen to shoot Cannon, but I know a lot of people that have Nikons and either is a great choice.

I didn't do a lot of shopping around, but here is a good example. Camera, decent lens, memory card, and shoulder bag:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._t6i_dslr.html

And you won't pay tax with B&H as they are not in TX, but a great electronics retailer. I also went with Canon only because I happen to know more about Canons than I do Nikons.

*EDIT* I see you fixed the second link. I like the second one better only because the kit doesn't include a lot of fluff that you will eventually throw away later because it is junk.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:19 AM   #46
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The 70D is closer to the D7200 so it's not really a fair comparison. The D3300 is an entry level SLR. It's a good camera but it doesn't have the same bells and whistles as the Canon, and it shouldn't since most novices won't know how to use them anyway.

If she's the type that'll take the time to learn all of the functions and will eventually invest in better lenses then I'd go for that Canon, or look at the D7200. If she plans on getting really into it then she'll be disappointed in all of them and will want a full frame and you'll need to spend 3x this much.
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I bought my wife a d7000 last Christmas. I still don't know how to use it. I try to shoot my sons football game using manual mode and some pics come out ok. Better than auto mode.

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I bought my wife a d7000 last Christmas. I still don't know how to use it. I try to shoot my sons football game using manual mode and some pics come out ok. Better than auto mode.
And that's the problem with buying the more expensive models. My wife shoots with the same camera and manually sets everything but the focus.

I got her this lens a few months ago and it's made her life a lot easier:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VDCT3C/?tag=sgnatsumwfd-20

Of course now she wants a full frame camera to go with it.
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Ultimately it comes down to your budget. If your budget is 500ish then getting one of those Amazon bundles is a good deal because it basically costs what you would pay for the camera by itself. Most of the stuff in the bundle is garbage however.

If your budget is 1k, then I would look at getting just a Canon body then buying a nicer lens than the kit lens. 10-22mm for landscape or 50mm for portraiture (people) photography.

Can't go wrong with Canon or Nikon, they are both great and it's going to come down to which one feels better in your hand, looks cooler, is cheaper etc.
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And that's the problem with buying the more expensive models. My wife shoots with the same camera and manually sets everything but the focus.

I got her this lens a few months ago and it's made her life a lot easier:

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-NIKKOR-2.../dp/B000VDCT3C

Of course now she wants a full frame camera to go with it.
I wish I could get that lens at that price. 1600 seems a bit too much.
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