Help in selecting camera
- From: rays <ray.subhasis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 26 May 2007 12:57:02 -0700
I need help for selecting my first camera. May I request your kind
advice for the same?
I have used analog camera borrowed from other people ( rather old,
1980's, don't-know-what-model camera, supposed to be quite advanced in
its time, with manual speed and aperture control - and the photos
came not-too-bad). However comfortable with the maths and physics for
manual controls, I have no clue about the terms used in camera-
My primary interest is recording interesting moments and expressions
on people's faces. In particular I want to do the exact opposite of
making people stand stiffly and say "Cheese". I am not sure whether
this falls in the category of street photography, but some of the
samples from street photography sites match my interest.
As far as I could gather from those websites (http://www.luminous-
), they appear to be talking about film cameras, while the Leica site
(http://www.leica-camera.us/photography/) already has some digital
cameras in similar categories.
I am not sure whether digital camera will give me what I want. Are
they too slow for taking quick snaps? Do they allow enough manual
control? But regarding the film-cameras, I don't know anything about
darkroom techniques, and the shops that used to wash our films seem to
be moving to the business of printing digital photos.
On the other side I feel allured by the possibility of doing some
nature photography. It seems that digital SLR-s are meant for that.
Can there be a compromise between quick snap of people and nature
photo? Or should I go for two different cameras? I heard of "Canon
Digital Rebel XTi" being a small SLR camera. Could that be used for
fast snaps at home?
I can afford at most $1500 and I have to decide it quick. Please
Thanks and regards,
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