photo shop/camera question

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photo shop/camera question

Ok I am a total NOOB and aparently clueless on top of that.. so let's just start with this... I have been searching and searching and searching for the perfect camera.. not too expensive with quick shutter speeds to take multiple shots. I can probably figure out zoom and focus.. I am totally confused with lighting and all that, but I'll get to that eventually too...

I bought a camera that was according to the seller.. "top notch" SLR.. yeah not.. it sucked.. it had a burst feature which was kind of what I need, but you couldn't use flash with it so that sucked. It had a lot of other features but auto zoom and all that and it was not what I wanted so I sent it back.

Anyone have any camera suggestions for me??? Price right now doesn't matter to me, I don't want to break the bank, but I'd like a starting point of what specs to look for when I research.

Also, I have photoshop elements 7.0. I don't know how to use it but I also have paint shop pro photo x2 and regular paint shop pro x2. what filters/actions do you recommend for either of these programs??

Thanks in advance.

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How is the Nikon D60? Anyone??

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merr, i prefer my canon for a number of reasons. one of the selling points for me was that companies like sigma and tamron make lenses that will fit. from what i was told, nikon only takes nikor lenses, which mean more money. other than that, it is very easy to use and is comfortable in my hands. check out www.dpreview.com and www.bhphoto.com for reviews. do your research but don't buy until you hold one in your hands and play with it. that's the only way you will know if it's the right camera for you.

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Which camera did you return...that might help.

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"mikael's mommy" wrote:

merr, i prefer my canon for a number of reasons. one of the selling points for me was that companies like sigma and tamron make lenses that will fit. from what i was told, nikon only takes nikor lenses, which mean more money. other than that, it is very easy to use and is comfortable in my hands. check out www.dpreview.com and www.bhphoto.com for reviews. do your research but don't buy until you hold one in your hands and play with it. that's the only way you will know if it's the right camera for you.

Kelly, are there any camera shops here? I looked online and couldn't find anything in Hamilton, but maybe I'm not using the right keywords.

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"AmberBella" wrote:

Which camera did you return...that might help.

I won't even get into it.. it was my fault cus I tried to save a buck or two... it was under $200..not even worth mentioning at this point Biggrin

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le camera in princeton but they are expensive. i would goto allen's in pa. it's only right over the bridge.

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"mikael's mommy" wrote:

from what i was told, nikon only takes nikor lenses, which mean more money.

You can get lenses for Nikons from both sigma and tamron.

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"lauren.groom" wrote:

You can get lenses for Nikons from both sigma and tamron.

hmm.. i guess i was told wrong. gotta love sales people! :rolleyes:

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"lauren.groom" wrote:

You can get lenses for Nikons from both sigma and tamron.

Yep, I have a sigma on my D60 and love it! The D60 was a great starter, but I'm already itching for a new one. I really wish I'd gone with a D90 or a model with the extra display on top, would make my life so much easier.