Friday, August 12, 2011

Camera Questions

My point-and-shoot camera is broken and I'm ready to upgrade. I want a digital SLR camera. We're looking at the Nikon 3100 but I have questions.

1. There is a package deal at Costco where I can get included in the camera purchase a 18-55mm lens and 55-200mm lens. Do you have both of these lenses? Which do you use more? Or do you only use one?

2. What is your least favorite thing about your SLR camera?

3. What SLR camera would you get if you could buy one/another one?

Any and all comments are welcomed!


Nancy said...

I have the Canon rebel xsi which I love. I only bought a Canon because that is what I was familiar with - I am sure the Nikon is just as nice. And yes to the two lenses. Those are the two I use the most. You'll keep the 18-55 on it most of the time but the other is great for catching the kids when they aren't aware you are taking pictures. It is a zoom so you can be fairly far from them and catch awesome shots. There really isn't anything I don't like about my SLR and I would buy this same camera over and over again! Have fun with it! They are great! Rick Rhodes does a photography class that is great for learning how to use it in manual mode if you don't already know how to do that.

Becca said...

I have a Nikon d3000 and yes to what Nancy said about both of those lenses. If I had all of the money in the world... I'd get a Nikon D90. But it's too rich for my blood for now. Also, there's a website you can google called Nicole's Classes and she offers on-line classes and also has a photo 101 book that I got and love. Teaches you how to shoot in manual mode. There really is nothing about my digital SLR that I don't like. I'd rather have it than a point and shoot any day...