I want a new camera... | The Momma Diaries

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I want a new camera...

...you know one of those super awesome DSLR camera's that take phenomenal photos. No, I do not know how to use these types of cameras in any way, shape or form...but I'll try. I want to learn how to take crisp photos of my sweet boy. My question to you is...which camera do I get? and what about lenses? I know those are important too...but what do I need. I'm sure there are some photo experts out there who read my blog, so I'd love to hear from you. What do you use? I'd like something relatively easy to use, but also something that will take good quality photos.

So, if you could help me out please, I'd be forever grateful :)

Annnnnnnd gooooo.......


  1. i got a cannon xsi with the standard 35-55 lens. its amazing. and perfect. i cant rave about it enough. its not too expensive either. i learned how to use it o manual mode within a few days.. and now i get amazing shots of my little guy.

  2. I honestly JUST yesterday sent an e-mail to my besties about what camera they use!! I want one that doesn't have a delay once you "push the button". But, like you, I'd have NO idea what to do with a fancy camera. I'm going to keep checking back to see if you get any good recs.

  3. So I didn't know how to use a DSLR and after doing LOTS of reviews, I decided to go with the Canon Rebel XSI and it is amazing! I just love it. It's super easy to use, takes amazing pictures even on auto setting, and allows you to start getting creative SUPER easily. Here's the one I love:

    If you want something VERY similar but a few hundred dollars cheaper, there's the XS:

    And if you're more of a Nikon gal, here is a comparable:

  4. Well, I can tell you that I have a Canon EOS Rebel XSi and I absolutely love it!! It's very user friendly as I've never had photography classes or the such but its simple to use and comes with a cool dvd to watch for some hints & tricks.

    I have the standard 18-55mm lens which came with my camera as a package. I am hoping to add the 75-300mm lens & a 430EX II flash (for bouncing off ceilings n such for natural light).

    Hopefully I didn't confuse you too much & helped a little! It's always fun to test them out in the store too, just to see what fits you best. :) Good Luck!!

  5. Skip the entry level ones are get a "full frame" camera, either Nikon or Canon, it really doesn't matter. You can get one used from ebay or keh for a reasonable amount of money. Skip the kit lens that comes with it - they suck, and get a 50/1.8 which is commonly called the "nifty fifty" and will be much much better.

    You HAVE to take it off auto mode or you just got an expensive point and shoot with no time lag.

    Photosynthesis in Manchester regularly has DSLR classes so you can learn to use it and Chris is awesome.


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