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Which entry level camera - Canon, Nikon or Sony

 
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Apr 13, 2014 03:21 |  #16

+1 on not forcing a hobby that you like on your son. He's not going to use it. He may just sell it, AND if that would happen, I'd buy him a 1DX. That way he'll have more $$$. :D;)

You're worried about him "just reading books", why is that bad? I think you should be happy he does like to. Too many of the young generation is caught up on playing games, smartphones, anything but something that educates. Find out what type/genre of books he really likes, and buy some for him.


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Apr 21, 2014 16:28 |  #17

I agree with all so far. Kids go their own way. Don't give him something when he's already said a mobile phone will do.

Yeah we all know mobiles cant compete with DSLR's. We know that. If he's happy with a mobile, that tells me how much image quality means to him, and how interested he is in photography.

Either give him money, or see what he wants. I'd love my kids to get into photography, but if they are not interested I need to accept that. I love it. Doesn't mean they will




  
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Apr 21, 2014 16:44 |  #18

May as well buy him a spade and hope he gets into gardening in his old age -- at least a spade won't be outdated in 35 years.

Sorry, I know it's not the answer you want, but you're getting it over and over for a reason; it's the right one.

Photography takes a lot of time and energy and if he has a busy life and little time, he may be too tired and too busy for anything except ralaxing with a book at the end of the day.

If you want to buy him a camera, wait till he has his own kids -- then there's a good chance he'll be interested.



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Apr 21, 2014 21:16 |  #19

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I agree with all so far. Kids go their own way. Don't give him something when he's already said a mobile phone will do.

Yeah we all know mobiles cant compete with DSLR's. We know that. If he's happy with a mobile, that tells me how much image quality means to him, and how interested he is in photography.

Either give him money, or see what he wants. I'd love my kids to get into photography, but if they are not interested I need to accept that. I love it. Doesn't mean they will

I've already given my 2cents earlier. This is just a response & personal experience on the use of smartphones as a camera.

I agree that a mobile can't compete and I do know that the debate over the use of mobile vs p&s is not new and still on going. But ever since I started using an iPhone 5s ( I'm not saying it's the best but it's what I am using) it's the one that's getting the most use in social gathering. There were moment that were memorable that I would have missed because my "real" camera was not near me.

And yes it's just a snapshot.


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Apr 27, 2014 11:50 |  #20

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Nikon is a good choice. Sony was having dome problems with their shutters, don't know if its been fixed.

Nikon duh you are in a canon forums.. geez


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Apr 27, 2014 11:51 |  #21

Here is a great camera to start off with http://www.usa.canon.c​om …tal_cameras/pow​ershot_g15 (external link)


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Apr 27, 2014 13:52 |  #22
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If he doesn't want it, it hardly matters which brand you buy.

If he needs a hobby, put the money into a piano, a fishing pole, a really good single-malt scotch, some crochet needles, a bowling ball, membership at a health club.... Or, you may be better off buying him something he actually wants, but wouldn't buy for himself.




  
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Apr 27, 2014 15:44 as a reply to  @ CollegeKid's post |  #23

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
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Apr 27, 2014 19:14 |  #24

mactheglider wrote in post #16865298 (external link)
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S Truman

Ha ha ha. I've found the opposite. If you want them to do it, advise them not to. A bit of reverse psychology :)




  
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Apr 28, 2014 06:33 |  #25

What about buying something that he really wants?


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Apr 28, 2014 06:55 as a reply to  @ Azathoth's post |  #26

Give him a fast good remote control car (or Phantom quadcopter) , and a go-pro 3. Techie enough to be entertaining, and the pics/videos he pics up from the go pro mounted to it might launch him into more photography. :)

Probably not, but out of the box thinking like this could help you reach your goal to give him a new hobby. I have found that people pick up hobbies they thought they wouldn't like via some interesting segway.


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Apr 29, 2014 08:52 |  #27

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Give him a fast good remote control car (or Phantom quadcopter) , and a go-pro 3. Techie enough to be entertaining, and the pics/videos he pics up from the go pro mounted to it might launch him into more photography. :)

Probably not, but out of the box thinking like this could help you reach your goal to give him a new hobby. I have found that people pick up hobbies they thought they wouldn't like via some interesting segway.

The Phantom II has a camera :D

I like your thinking.


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