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    My g/f is going to take this class. What camera would you guys recommend?
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    its all about the canon 5d....but realistically look at the rebel xt or xti series.

    I work at bestbuy and the later are the two most popular dslrs

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    I took a digital photography class last year and used an older digital Rebel, worked great, ended up getting a really high A in the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrxnerd View Post
    My g/f is going to take this class. What camera would you guys recommend?
    Ted Felix: JamCam 2.0 Review

    seriously though, I'd recommend waiting for the course to start so she can find out what if anything is recommended

    as an alternative - head to Circuit City or Best Buy and see what they have as Open Box - there's no return fee if you want to return it in 30 days - she could use a few purchase/return's to try out a couple different cameras

    I used to work at Circuit City, and a few of my friends worked at Best Buy - I used to hook people up on Open Box items all the time. Ask them to lower the price so you can afford to put the extended warranty on it - then return the warranty a few days later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    Ted Felix: JamCam 2.0 Review

    as an alternative - head to Circuit City or Best Buy and see what they have as Open Box - there's no return fee if you want to return it in 30 days - she could use a few purchase/return's to try out a couple different cameras

    I used to work at Circuit City, and a few of my friends worked at Best Buy - I used to hook people up on Open Box items all the time. Ask them to lower the price so you can afford to put the extended warranty on it - then return the warranty a few days later.
    to the first...its no longer that way...i currently work at bestbuy and there is a 10% restock on the cameras...lame i know

    second. thats prolly true considering it will happen on any item at bestbuy if you talk to the right person

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0d4 View Post
    to the first...its no longer that way...i currently work at bestbuy and there is a 10% restock on the cameras...lame i know

    second. thats prolly true considering it will happen on any item at bestbuy if you talk to the right person
    Restocking fee on open box items?

    Since when? I know there's a restocking fee on new items, and that's why it usually isn't on open box("returned") items since the restocking fee has already been paid.
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    you may be right then, i was just certain that it was for all items that retained that 10% restocking fee sticker like computers.

    its all quite ridiculous if you ask me

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    I've taken digital photography as well. At my school, each student got a loaner camera. If her instructor doesn't let people rent a camera, then he'll most definitely let the students know what camera he wants you to get, so I wouldn't worry about it just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post

    or buy a used DSLR , then you can spend more $ on better lenses
    I'll second Andy's sentiment regarding a used DSLR body and follow that with buying good glass. The lenses make the difference in the image quality. You make the difference in the creativity. Your creativity + good glass makes beautiful images.

    I've bought used bodies and moved up with each purchase. I now own bodies that I otherwise would never spend that much $$$ on.

    I'll also put in a plug for Canon. I never got used to Nikon lenses screwing on in the wrong direction.

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    Yep, it's all about the glass. I shoot Nikon.
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