June 2014 Meeting Beginner’s Digital Photography SIG

Miss Direction
SIG Leader: John Krill #3160

We Had 8 members at the meeting.

Video For The Day

Showed a short video by Nick Carver on the different size sensors that digital cameras use.

What DSLR Should I Buy?

Two of our members had questions on what DSLR camera they should purchase. This IS the most common question we get asked and the MOST difficult one too answer. Why? Because once someone, like me, buys their camera they stop keeping up on what’s current in the digital camera world.

There was a spirited discussion on price and brand but there is no simple answer. I personally recommend that you determine the upper limit you’re willing to spend. Then start your search with that limit in mind. DPREVIEW.com is always a good place to start. They have the most complete list of cameras and they do very good reviews. Also use BHPhotoVideo.com to do a search using your cost limit and various other factors in narrowing down you choices.

Of course the most mentioned brands were Canon and Nikon followed by Sony. But if you’re willing to look at other brands then I recommend Pentax. One of their strong points is that they’re well build and better sealed from dust and moisture than most other brands.

We also recommend you consider going to a good camera store. In Orange County Samy’s Camera is a good starting point. They’ve gotten better on price and being able to hold and test a camera before purchase is always the BEST option.

July Meeting

I will continue to show one or two youtube videos at the beginning of the meeting.

PS: You have any ideas?

Standard Stuff That Is Always In This Report

If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

Check out the SIG BLog for other information and maybe info on what we will discuss at the next meeting.

As always we will answer any and all questions.

If you have a special request for information regarding digital photography let me know. E-mail me using the address listed below.

See you at the next meeting.

Where the Pictures From The Main Meeting Go To Die

Note: I am using a new Web location for the photos I take at the meeting. I now upload the photos I take to Microsoft OneDrive and Flickr. A link will be put here every month to the folder location with the current month’s photos.

OneDrive Photos for the April 2014 Club Meeting: http://1drv.ms/T7XzfA

Flickr Photos for April 2014 Club Meeting: http://tinyurl.com/ox97chdSIG

BLog: https://nocccbgphotosig.wordpress.com/

Email: noccc.bgphotosig@gmail.com

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