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Help! My girlfriend is totally into taking stock photos and needs a new digi camera. She burned her old camera out, she does a lot of i-stock stuff. Anyone have a favorite for this type of photography. I'm under the gun with Christmas coming up. Any and all input is appreciated. Thanks.

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Did that, but I can't give up too much or she'll be on to me. I know she keeps looking at the digi rebel xti 10.1 MP. She's threatening to buy it herself. I have found some fairly decent deals but I think I may go with Amazon, strictly on rep and warranty. Any thoughts?

Presahdit Chuck, but she is female. knowwhatImean?

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Here's my 2 cents. Check out this video clip on the Pentax K10 for under $1000.

Also, check out my website (below) for sample photos using this camera.

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Pat,

Here is my 2½ cents worth. I'm not a camera guy at all and I don't have a lot of money but I do know if you want a camera and GREAT service you have to go to Creve Coeur Camera. Their Pre-sales and after sales service is untouchable. Everyone in their stores are experts in the field. I paid about $30 more for a camera in their store, but the service is well worth it. Heck they gave me a loaner camera to try out first before I purchased one. They even have free training classes.

I have purchased a camera from the box stores as well, but the over the phote support is not go.

What ever you do, she will love it.

FYI: Just don't get her a vacuum, I'm still paying for that mistake.

Merry Xmas,

FFM

Woo Hoo Fish On!!

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Did that, but I can't give up too much or she'll be on to me. I know she keeps looking at the digi rebel xti 10.1 MP. She's threatening to buy it herself. I have found some fairly decent deals but I think I may go with Amazon, strictly on rep and warranty. Any thoughts?

Presahdit Chuck, but she is female. knowwhatImean?

The Xti is a good camera. I own a 8 MP 20D and bought a 400D (Xti) for the office. If she gets serious over the long haul the investment in lenses will be much greater than cost of the body. The "kit" lenses are OK but not a really match for the clarity of the Canon "L" series. I picked Canon over Nikon -- despite being a longtime Nikon user -- because I felt the Canon sensor technology (CMOS vs CCD) and lenses were better.

If she is selling stock photos as a registered business and making any money at it she would be better off tax-wise if she bought it (with your generous investment in her business). But OTHO trying to write off what is more or less a hobby you try to make a buck from is something the IRS frowns on.

As for sources, I by most of my stuff on-line from B&H photo in NY. It's not always the cheapest source, but it has a good reputation and return policy.

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FYI: Just don't get her a vacuum, I'm still paying for that mistake.

Merry Xmas,

FFM

Mine actually told me last night that she WANTS a vacuum for Christmas this year. I said there is no way I am getting suckered into that. I get her a vacuum and I would never hear the end of it!!

You are so stupid you threw a rock at the ground and missed.

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Growler, yeah, last year for Christmas I got her a Kitchen-Aid mixer (which got me 20 pounds) and for her birthday some new breatheable waders. So, I guess we're "engaged". I'm a total romantic as you can tell. :lol:

She said she would like the Canon Digi Rebel XTi 10.1 MP. She's not a pro, but takes some great shots and makes a little side money selling them on i-Stock so, whatever keeps her happy, that's what she's getting.

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