New here! Need some camera help.


Jack Dempsey
Original poster
MFK Member
Jul 22, 2011
Hi everyone! I'm new to this site(from MFK), and to the whole photography scene. I have a P&S(Kodak EasyShare CD82), but it takes pretty terrible pictures of my fish :( I'm looking into getting a DSLR but would like to spend as little money as possible. I was thinking in the $300-$400 range. What would be your suggestions for me? I appreciate any feedback. Here are some of my favorite pictures I've taken with my Kodak.



Feeder Fish
MFK Member
Dec 26, 2007
Fresno CA
Any dslr with a kit lens will yield great results. You just have to understand the basics first; such as shutter speed, apature and iso light sensitivity. Any basic dslr paired with an external flash unit will be all you need for a long time. As far as brands go, i would suggest going with one you feel most comfortable with. That means going down to the store and holding and examining the key features. In addition how a camera feels in your hands such as button layouts can greatly improve your ability to learn faster. I personally shoot with a canon xsi, not because i am a diehard fanboy of any sort, but because i enjoyed how the layout of the buttons were placed and how it felt in my hands. This was my first dslr after a long time of research, i still shoot with it frequently and often with great results. So choose something you feel most comfortable with, you will not be disappointed.


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