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    anyone know a good digital camera that will work with lenses?

    i'm interested in purchasing a decent digital camera. one of the ones that you can scew on an additional lense, like a fisheye, or wide-angle lenses.

    i will mention that i have no idea what i'm talking about. nor do i know if there's a good market of used camera's.
    know what i mean?

    i apologize if this thread's been posted a million times.

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    "The Veiled Male" Zorba's Avatar
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    Sony A-100 or A-200.
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    You remember those 35mm film camera bodies that you purchased lenses for. All the major brand have a digital body instead of a film body. take a look here:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/shop/6...l_Cameras.html

    remember all digital cameras are not equal.
    1) delay in taking pictureres is annoying.
    2) sensor are not unifom to the entire color spectrum
    3) bigger lense diameter helps with more light to sensor that helps with better picturers

    take a look here for more info and reviews
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/

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    dpreview.com has tons of detailed reviews on all styles of cameras.

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    If you can find one, the Canon 20D (or 30D or 40D but they are newer and possibly more $$$) is a remarkable camera. The digital Rebels are also really good if you don't need the performance of the 20D.

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    thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr York View Post
    If you can find one, the Canon 20D (or 30D or 40D but they are newer and possibly more $$$) is a remarkable camera. The digital Rebels are also really good if you don't need the performance of the 20D.
    +1 on the Rebel. the Rebels are quite popular and have a ton of support & aftermarket accessories.
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    I'm a Nikon fanboy and have recently purchased a D40. This baby packs in a great punch in a small, affordable package. It's great for casual users, while still leaving scope for the semi-pro's to expand their kit. But don't just take my word for it. DPReview and Ken Rockwell's website both have reviews. Check them out.

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    Canon 20D/Rebel and Nikon D40. I like Canon's long lenses and Nikon's ergonomics. I am a Canon user though...I use the 20D as a travel camera and a 1DMk2N for general shooting.

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    I've heard the Rebel XT is worth the extra money over the Rebel, but I don't have enough experience with either to know the specific differences.

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    Still using my Canon S2 with the lens adaptor on it so I can mix some lenses if I want. I was going to suggest the Canon point and shoot series cameras thinking you wanted a camera to bolt to your bike while riding and wanted to swap the lenses. If you get a point and shoot camera just go on Ebay and get the lense adaptor online then from the camera company. You'll save quite a bit. I think Canon wanted $60 for my lenses adaptor but I got mine for ~$12-15 on Ebay. Now the adaptor is aluminum which I think is the same as the Canon one and it fits flawlessly but the UV lens and such that came with it is a bonus but not really all the best. That's fine as I did not expect to really use the UV lense that came with it and only needed the adaptor so I can get better lenses like Hoya and such.

    The term you're looking for is SLR. Single Lense Reflex. Those are the cameras that you normally buy the body then buy the lenses seperately or the shop can give you a combo deal with the lens kit. I'm going from the old school of 35mm SLR's here with my F-1 and, F-801. I only got my Canon S2 because back then I did not want to pay for a DSLR after talking to some people and shops and saving my money for other things. Yes a DSLR gives you the most control on shooting but from my experience with 35mm's and from talking with many camera shops the dust issue is one of the big things I keep hearing on the DSLR's. I agree with a shop that made a good point about getting a good point and shoot with as close to SLR features you need without paying the SLR price and also the unit is sealed so less likely for dust and debris to get on the lense, shutter, and mirrors. Don't get me wrong I like the DSLR's as well but price is one thing. Higher maintance is the other thing. Can air will get expensive over time (I know I use ~1-2 cans a month on various things).
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