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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Help on first DSLR?

So my wife's birthday is coming up, as is our 10 month olds. My wife really enjoys taking pictures and is very envious of the photos some of her family can shoot with their SLR's. I'd like to purchase one for her but am pretty lost. I've been doing a lot of reading and understand that the camera lenses has a lot to do with the quality and its not all about the camera body. I also understand what the IS and VR mean with lenses and the range of lenses (MM).

I've found a Nikon D3100 @ Costco (Seen here) comes with the Nikon D3100 Digital SLR, 18-55mm VR Lens + 55-200mm VR Lens, Training Pack Bundle which is a 4GB SD card, camera bag, and training DVD's. The price is right around $830 after tax.

Is this a good entry level camera for my wife? How is the price? Should I be looking else where? Costco has a pretty good return policy if she hates the camera or if for some reason it isn't up to par.





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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 03:09 PM
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Re: Help on first DSLR?

Yes that is a good starter set up! Its seem like a pretty good deal. You can check out B&H photo and Adorama and see if their price are any better they both got great customer service! If your doing shooting indoor with the baby you may also want to look into get a lens like this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mm_f_1_8G.html A 1.8 lens is great in low light.
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Re: Help on first DSLR?

My friend just bought that package, minus the dvd's, a couple months ago. He likes it, and the pictures look great. This is his first dslr camera and he said its easy to learn on it.

Not only is my short-term memory horrible, but so is my short-term memory.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 12:51 AM
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Re: Help on first DSLR?

Only one problem... it's a Nikon,
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Re: Help on first DSLR?

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Originally Posted by TPlank
Only one problem... it's a Nikon,
Canon fanboy? LOL


Seriously, thank you for every ones input. I went with the Nikon package. Hope she loves it.

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Only one problem... it's a Nikon,
X2. Lol. I don't think you can go wrong with Canon or Nikon.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Went with it, wife loves it. All is good! Will post some pics soon.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 06:43 PM
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Re: Help on first DSLR?

Here is some pics taken with my D3000, same as the D3100 except the 3100 takes video.......



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