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Camera or MacBook? Answered

Ok. So my birthday is coming up, and I want to get either a Nikon D3100 or a MacBook Air/Pro. I really can't decide which one I want more. I love photography and I don't have a DSLR, but I would also love a MacBook and I would probably use it quite a lot. I do already have a desktop, but I also have a point-and-shoot. I really need your help on which one I should get.
Thank you in advance.

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Ferrari576
Ferrari576

9 years ago

Thanks for the replies guys.
So if I get a camera, which one should I get? It's my first DSLR, but I understand ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc. I would like something relatively easy to use, but still with lots of functionality. I only went to Best Buy, and I'm thinking under $1,000. I liked the Nikon D3100, but they didn't have the Sony A390 there, which I also though was good. I'm not sure if there is a better camera in my price range out there, so I am probably going to need input on brands and models.

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Twinmum
Twinmum

Reply 9 years ago

I have the Canon 400D which is a good entry level camera. I've had mine a few years now, but I think the price these days is about $1200AU (possibly less) but that includes the twin lens kit of 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses. Of course, you wouldn't pay that much for just the camera and the single 18-55mm lens.
If you can afford it though, no matter what make you go for, I would try to get one with the twin lenses kit as that will give you a wider spectrum of distances you can shoot at. Of course, no matter what lens you have on, the next photo you want to take will require the other lens lol.
Do a search on line for dslr twin lens kit to get a rough idea of prices. If you have a camera shop in your area, go and have a talk to the folk there about what you want and your price range. And by camera shop, I mean a decent camera shop, not the local electrical retailer that has a camera section.

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Twinmum
Twinmum

9 years ago

I would go with the camera. I have a DSLR (Canon) and love it. If you love photography, you'll wonder how you ever got by with just a point and shoot.
Of course, getting a DSLR will provide you with further dilemmas.. next birthday (or Christmas) you will probably be asking the question.. what should I get, a MacBook or this new lens for the camera lol.

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wilgubeast
wilgubeast

9 years ago

Get the camera now and ask for a computer later. The camera will stay awesome, the computer will depreciate in value quickly. Especially a Macbook, as they can be a pain to upgrade.