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06/07/2004 10:15:19 PM · #1
Who bought a new camera this year? Why did you choose this camera?
06/07/2004 10:17:44 PM · #2
Q1. Me!!!

Q2. It had the most bang-for-the-buck, was highly recommended by several fellow-DPCers, I could find very few negative reviews online about it, it had a 10x optical zoom lens, and I could put it on lay-a-way at Wally World! :o)
06/07/2004 10:22:22 PM · #3
Me! See some of my reasons in my post in this thread.
06/07/2004 10:25:18 PM · #4
I did, and I readed lots of forums, compared lots of reviews and even pictures, befor I chose my F717. I didn't want to spend extra money on lenses or such, also I wait until I'm a better photographer to get a DSLR, so after all comparisons I made I got the F717 wich I still belive it is the best fixed lense camera in it's price. I'm 100% pleased with it and for now it's all I need.
06/07/2004 10:25:38 PM · #5
Me. I chose the D70 because I heard good things about it, and it felt good and well balanced. I'm really happy with it, and glad I've made the transition to SLR photography.

-Dan
06/07/2004 10:27:57 PM · #6
ME-ME-ME!!! I love my 10D!!

(also, since buying it, my skill in rhyming has increased dramatically)
06/07/2004 10:28:18 PM · #7
I did! I love my new camera and my kids are pleased because they have my old camera. My daughter (5) has already taken about 50 photos. She is going to be a little photographer someday. My son (15) took some sweet shots of his frog, turtles and mice. Oh, ya..about my new camera. I am learning so much and I even bought a new lens a few weeks ago to go with it. 80-200mm. Works great.
06/07/2004 10:42:44 PM · #8
Me too. Me too. (Actually my husband bought it for me :0). I already had a Rebel 2000 SLR, and was hoping the learning curve wouldn't be too steep with the Digital form. Oh well, I can still climb!!! I love it - my kids tease me because I take it everywhere with me. I've taken almost 8,000 pictures since January. (I HAVE to take a lot because I'm learning, right???). I read a lot of reviews (raves) about the camera before it was purchased and actually got to take a few pictures with one a friend of mine purchased (and flaunted big time) before I got mine. That was like waving Cadbury bars under a chocolate-starved dieter's nose. My son inherited my Toshiba, and my husband now uses the Digital Rebel. I keep thinking I might take some film pictures to stay in practice, but then I think why?
06/07/2004 10:43:54 PM · #9
I did.

Because it is a digital SLR, 6 megapixel, had all the features I wanted, and lastly, because I couldn't get my hands on a Canon EOS 10d fast enough. I don't regret the Nikon D100 at all - in fact I'm liking it very much. (Maybe there was a good reason for my not being able to get the Canon EOS 10d. If there is, I'm sure I'll learn why someday.....)
06/07/2004 10:44:49 PM · #10
Originally posted by wimbello:

ME-ME-ME!!! I love my 10D!!

(also, since buying it, my skill in rhyming has increased dramatically)


roses are red
violets are blue
all i can think to say is me too!
06/07/2004 10:51:51 PM · #11
I bought 2 new cameras this year.

A Sony 717 and a Canon 10D + Sigma 24-70 2.8.
06/07/2004 10:56:13 PM · #12
I just recieved my sony 828 today!!! I love it. I had a 717 for a while, and wanted something more substantial.

drake
06/07/2004 11:07:16 PM · #13
I bought a Canon S500 last week because it's so cute.
06/07/2004 11:10:05 PM · #14
This is very embarassing: My-son-the-marine totaled my car. I took the meager settlement, spent $100 on a new car and the rest on an Olympus E-1.
06/07/2004 11:13:19 PM · #15
I sure did, enjoying it muchly
06/07/2004 11:17:37 PM · #16
John that Canon S500 is cute. Myself I got the 828 and it is just wonderful.
06/07/2004 11:25:10 PM · #17
I bought a new camera this year as well.

Came back to team Canon (300D) after a year with the Sony crew. Reason why I chose Canon is contained in part of my profile bio.

06/07/2004 11:25:47 PM · #18
Originally posted by emorgan49:

This is very embarassing: My-son-the-marine totaled my car. I took the meager settlement, spent $100 on a new car and the rest on an Olympus E-1.


do you have a photo of the totalled car??
06/07/2004 11:27:12 PM · #19
I bought a Canon 300D! Had to go DSL.
06/07/2004 11:29:28 PM · #20
Haven't bought one YET, but if folks keep goin' on about 1D Mk II's like in this thread, I'll wind up poor & in the dog house yet!

=)

Message edited by author 2004-06-07 23:30:08.
06/07/2004 11:51:35 PM · #21
Where on earth did you get a reliable car for $100??? I could use a deal like that! Also, how do you like your E-1? Have they come out with any new lenses for that cam?

Originally posted by emorgan49:

This is very embarassing: My-son-the-marine totaled my car. I took the meager settlement, spent $100 on a new car and the rest on an Olympus E-1.
06/07/2004 11:56:49 PM · #22
i bought 5 new cams this year, 2 of which i still have, 2 were returned right after bought, and one is sold.
And i will not buy another, will not buy another, will not, will not. : )
06/07/2004 11:59:46 PM · #23
i got my first one ever a couple weeks ago. a sony dsc p52. i got it cuz it was reasonable and it looked like a good camera to start on.
06/08/2004 12:12:09 AM · #24
I had my F717 for about a year before I got my grubby lil hands on the 10D. I still love my F717 and will continue to use it but I just LOVE my 10D and especially the 24-70 2.8 L lens. That lens is simply amazing. I just received new toys today, too! I ordered a Hoya Pro1 circular polarizer and two Op/Tech straps (for the camera and the tripod).

Anywho, long story short, the camera and the 28-105 3.5-4.5 lens were an early birthday/Christmas present from my parents for a few years (or so they say-they always forget and still get me something). When I opened the manual, I knew this was going to be a STEEP learning curve for me even though I've used film SLRs before.

I also bought a package from B&H for my folks: Canon S410, 256MB CF card and CP-200 printer for their birthdays. I also bought a second S410 in case they fight too much or I might just end up keeping it for myself just like jmsetzler said, it's very cute. Both my F717 and 10D are not exactly pocket-sized so I do need a compact camera and what better camera than an Elph?
06/08/2004 12:19:19 AM · #25
How about who bout a new camera last week? ME!! Still have to send it in, but we have been through that. (C:
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