Wife needs camera

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Jim Carter, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Jim Carter

    Jim Carter Guest

    I would like to buy a camera for my wife and I am considering the
    Nikon D60. Joan has shown an interest in photography and has taken
    some very interestng shots with my Canon point and shoot.

    She dislikes cameras that have a lot of things she must remember and
    buttons and knobs she must set before releasing the shutter.

    Anyway, is the D60 a reasonable step up? She will be taking a
    beginners course in photography this fall. I am also looking at the
    Canon Digital Rebel.

    Thoughts, insights and opinions accepted.
     
    Jim Carter, Jul 3, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    If she has no interest in learning how to get the best from this new camera
    then why in Gods name would you be considering a D-SLR?

    Is the D60 a step up, from what would you be stepping up?
     
    Pete D, Jul 3, 2008
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    bugalugs Guest

    Get her to take the course with your point-n-shoot then let her
    decide what camera SHE wants. BTDT
     
    bugalugs, Jul 4, 2008
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    Avery Guest


    Hmmm. getting intothe realms of good common sense here.
     
    Avery, Jul 4, 2008
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  5. Jim Carter

    Jim Carter Guest

    I think you guys are right. I will let her decide for her self. Thank
    you to all for giving my head a shake.
     
    Jim Carter, Jul 4, 2008
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    bugalugs Guest

    By the time she has done the course she will have decided what she wants
    to do in photography and have a better idea of the capabilities she
    wants in a camera.

    Otherwise she goes to the course and finds that her brand new camera
    doesn't do this, and this, and this. Guess who gets blamed! (don't ask
    me how I know)
     
    bugalugs, Jul 5, 2008
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    Avery Guest


    Aahhh! Now we have common sense combined with experience.

    That's hard to beat.
     
    Avery, Jul 5, 2008
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