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    I would say 99% of the great shots you see are on Cannon or Nikon. From there it is really on what you are looking to spend on a DSLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Joyner View Post
    I would say 99% of the great shots you see are on Cannon or Nikon. From there it is really on what you are looking to spend on a DSLR.
    Chris,

    Yeah, I know most are Canon or Nikon.....was trying to figure out which models and why....likes...dislikes...ect.

    I have about $1000 to play with. I will be using it for mostly still shots that need to be in high res. and some water sports shots.

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    Pentax K10D
    primary reason for purchase- owned a Pentax SLR for years and the lenses are interchangeable and I figured the switch to digital would be simpler with something I was already familiar with
    Haven't done a lot with it at the beach yet -the one day I tried to shoot the fog was thicker than pea soup.

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    I shoot a NIkon D50.

    http://www.swellinfo.com/gallery/sho...php?i=3054&c=1

    I have some more photos here.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70006771@N00/

    Asking for camera recommendations is generally guaranteed to start a Nikon vs. Canon war. They are both great cameras.

    My suggestion is to invest more heavily on lenses than a camera body. Lenses last forever and they are really the key to taking good photos. A quality lens on a mediocre body always beats a mediocre lens on a quality body.

    You can PM me if you want to chat more specifically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    Chris,

    Yeah, I know most are Canon or Nikon.....was trying to figure out which models and why....likes...dislikes...ect.

    I have about $1000 to play with. I will be using it for mostly still shots that need to be in high res. and some water sports shots.
    Most people I know shoot with Canon. I have several friends that use the EOS 30D and that is close to in your range. I am actually looking at something along these lines as well. I picked up a Canon HV20 HD cam last year before Costa Rica and was really impressed. Of course the body of the 30D is only the begining of the costs and the addiction to shooting that will follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    Chris,

    Yeah, I know most are Canon or Nikon.....was trying to figure out which models and why....likes...dislikes...ect.

    I have about $1000 to play with. I will be using it for mostly still shots that need to be in high res. and some water sports shots.
    I shoot mostly with a canon 5d sigma 70-200mm f2.8 and slap on a doubler (turns it into a 240-400mm f5.6). Unfortunately there is degradation with the doubler when you blow the image up. If i can get my hands on my dad's canon300mm f4 i'll use that as well. If you get a 'faster' lense, i highly recommend investing in a monopod (faster lenses are usually heavier), which will help with the clarity of your shots.

    The 5d is a full frame sensor and shoots around 3fps. with a grand see if you can get a used 20D or maybe a 40D. As far as lenses, canon makes some of the best. In the aftermarket I've seen great shots with sigma and tamron. bandhphotovideo.com will have some used as will keh.com and http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/

    The rebel is an entry level camera so you'll be limited on features etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatoldguy View Post

    My suggestion is to invest more heavily on lenses than a camera body. Lenses last forever and they are really the key to taking good photos. A quality lens on a mediocre body always beats a mediocre lens on a quality body.

    You can PM me if you want to chat more specifically.
    Very true...I need to get a decent fish eye and zoom lens too haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaner View Post
    I shoot mostly with a canon 5d sigma 70-200mm f2.8 and slap on a doubler (turns it into a 240-400mm f5.6). Unfortunately there is degradation with the doubler when you blow the image up. If i can get my hands on my dad's canon300mm f4 i'll use that as well. If you get a 'faster' lense, i highly recommend investing in a monopod (faster lenses are usually heavier), which will help with the clarity of your shots.

    The 5d is a full frame sensor and shoots around 3fps. with a grand see if you can get a used 20D or maybe a 40D. As far as lenses, canon makes some of the best. In the aftermarket I've seen great shots with sigma and tamron. bandhphotovideo.com will have some used as will keh.com and http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/

    The rebel is an entry level camera so you'll be limited on features etc.

    Thanks for you help.... actually i think i'm gonna go with the Canon 40D 28-135mm lens to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaner View Post
    The 5d is a full frame sensor and shoots around 3fps. with a grand see if you can get a used 20D or maybe a 40D. As far as lenses, canon makes some of the best. In the aftermarket I've seen great shots with sigma and tamron. bandhphotovideo.com will have some used as will keh.com and http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/
    Nikon FTW I prefer their lenses which is why I purchased their SLR. I own a 18-55mm 55-200mm and 70-300mm all Nikkors. They are all realllly nice and fast. As for the camera, it is an entry level SLR. D40x. It has a lot of features, but not nearly top of the line.

    As for Sigma and Tamron, don't purchase those. Stick to Canon/Nikon lenses. Quality is more important than price. I can only see purchasing one of those if you want to go big say like 500mm cause it'll be like $5000 cheaper.

    Agua - 40D is the way to start. Good lens with fast FPS. Canon = top quality. Good choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbing View Post
    Nikon FTW I prefer their lenses which is why I purchased their SLR. I own a 18-55mm 55-200mm and 70-300mm all Nikkors. They are all realllly nice and fast. As for the camera, it is an entry level SLR. D40x. It has a lot of features, but not nearly top of the line.

    As for Sigma and Tamron, don't purchase those. Stick to Canon/Nikon lenses. Quality is more important than price. I can only see purchasing one of those if you want to go big say like 500mm cause it'll be like $5000 cheaper.

    Agua - 40D is the way to start. Good lens with fast FPS. Canon = top quality. Good choice
    cool.....thanks...hows this deal look? It's costco but does that really matter?

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...se=&lang=en-US