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post #1 of 21 Old 11-21-2005, 9:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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My girlfriend is into photography so I was thinking of springing for a digital camera for Christmas . I don't have any real knowledge about this sort of thing so any help would be appreciated. She has a Canon Rebel EOS (I think that is it) but she wants to be able to mess with them on a photoshop type problem so nothing too fancy but still something pretty cool. Also if you know of a good photoshop type programs for a PC let me know that as well. Advise away........
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Re: Digital Camera advice

Get the digital Rebel if she is used to the film Rebel. Good camera for the hobbyist.

Photoshop is the way to go but it's expensive. PaintShop Pro is a good starting point and much less expensive.
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WARNING: Digital Rebel's are a gateway camera to RC ownership

Just kidding if you want to see some Digital Rebel (300D not XT) by an amatuer PM me and I have some hiking in TN.

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Re: Digital Camera advice

http://www.steves-digicams.com/
This site has tons of reviews on all kinds of cameras...plenty of info to keep you busy for a while
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How much playing in the software does she want to do? Photshop Elements isn't priced too high (~$90) and can do some manipulation, and there's Corel's PhotoAlbum (or something like that) that can do some things as well - and that's even cheaper at ~$35.
If you're talking full on photo editing, manipulation and creation then Photoshop or PaintShop Pro are THE ticket.
I'd bet that everything she really wants to do can be done with Photoshop Elements, though.
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Re: Digital Camera advice

hmmm....speaking of digital Rebels...say someone wanted two lenses, a good general purpose one, and a good telephoto, what would be your picks...

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hmmm....speaking of digital Rebels...say someone wanted two lenses, a good general purpose one, and a good telephoto, what would be your picks...
Canon Black Telephoto IS Lense
Closein lens of the same type

I have the first and like it but will defer to the experts

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Re: Digital Camera advice

Wow, digital Rebel and lens are now under $1k.

Sweet.

I'm starting to feel it....



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Wow, digital Rebel and lens are now under $1k.

Sweet.

I'm starting to feel it....
Plan on more for a telephoto. See the post above for a nice one. You can get a less expensive non-IS one but at zoom it is a lot better (unless you are on a tripod)

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Wow, digital Rebel and lens are now under $1k.

Sweet.

I'm starting to feel it....
Well under 1k if you use the canon triple rebate program. Heck you can get the kit for about 870 http://www2.buydig.com/shop/product....ku=CNDRXT1855S before applying the rebates! If I wasn't buying the parts to build the pc, it would be in my grubby little hands.

For the OP, I'd recommend the Digital Rebel XT for your gf.
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Plan on more for a telephoto. See the post above for a nice one. You can get a less expensive non-IS one but at zoom it is a lot better (unless you are on a tripod)

+1 on the IS. I'm just an amateur myself, but when I got a Canon, I got IS and would never be without. It takes a lot (even for me) to screw up a picture by moving. Well worth the investment. If you gf is really into photography, a 20D would be a really good choice. More than the XT, but it does have longer lasting guts on the inside.
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Canon Black Telephoto IS Lense
Closein lens of the same type

I have the first and like it but will defer to the experts
That first one just came out a month or two ago right? Like it? How's it wide open across the zoom?
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That first one just came out a month or two ago right? Like it? How's it wide open across the zoom?
Actually I have an older version that is missing the lock and mode 2. But I have been very happy with mine (have a regular one I have considered selling)

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hmmm....speaking of digital Rebels...say someone wanted two lenses, a good general purpose one, and a good telephoto, what would be your picks...
Define the $$$ of the word "good".


The kit lens is a pretty decent general purpose lens.

Also the 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is good for general use. ~ $400

A decent zoom tele would be the EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM for a little under $600 or you could go with a Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 for about $700.
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