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Looking to buy camera... Help

:iconxdancingintherain:
xdancingintherain Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am looking to buy a new SLR camera, and I am a bit of a beginner. Could I get some suggestions as to the best camera to buy, with lenses.
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:iconjzoudavy:
buy a second hand dslr then, get the cheapest you can find
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:iconrecoat:
You need to give a bit more detail then "I want the best body and the best lens".

Budget, preferred subjects/genres, previous experience with a camera, is this just a hobby or do you plan to do more, etc.
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xdancingintherain Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah, I forgot to add all that. I am a beginner. And I am just looking for a camera to learn the ropes on. I would like to take some professionally, but that would half to be a little down the road.
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:iconrecoat:
Can you name what is wrong with your current camera? It looks like you could learn a significant amount from that one prior to investing several hundred dollars on a DSLR.
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xdancingintherain Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It just doesn't have what I am looking for. I have a cannon powershot, and I want to start taking photography classes, but I can't do it with my current camera.
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:iconrecoat:
"It just doesn't have what I'm looking for." You need to be more specific. Just because it's a compact doesn't mean you can't learn from it. There are plenty of people who take photo classes with such cameras and do fine. You will learn to manipulate the camera.
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:iconrecoat:
Mamiya Leaf Credo 80MP w/80mm lens. ~$46,000. Or Hasselblad H5D-200MS, no lens. ~$43,000.
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:iconphoenix-enigma:
Where are you, and how much are you looking to spend?
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xdancingintherain Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I live in the US, and I really dont want to spend more than $1,000 because I am not real serious into photography yet.
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