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Economy Expected to Make Sales of SLR Cameras Dip

Do You Have an SLR?

No product is recession proof, but it's interesting to know that the economy had not yet affected sales of high-end cameras known as SLRs (which stands for single-reflex lens, FYI). Until now, that is — analysts are predicting that SLRs are also about to see an economy-induced drop in sales.

Bad news aside, let's focus on the product at hand — fabulous SLRs. I have a Canon digital SLR, and have always thought of someone's first SLR as a signal of their coming into a serious interest in photography, since you can achieve the kind of quality and artful results you just can't get with any point and shoot camera. And once you convert? You're hooked, and it's new lens and photography tip hunting for you.

So whether it's a vintage film SLR or a modern digital SLR, tell me: do you have an SLR?


kiwigeek kiwigeek 8 years
No, but I WANT ONE!
mouldy mouldy 8 years
love my d80, thinking of upgrading to d300! got to save up! nikon and canon, i recommend. the lens selection is to no end, and inclusive of 3rd party lenses. i've tried sony as well, it's alright i guess, but it's too 'light' for afraid that it'll fly off my hands.
kia kia 8 years
I still have my film SLR and a couple of DSLRs.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
Nikon D60 & Nikon D90 i LOVE them i just got an infrared remote & am stenciling out my friends flash tool which cost him $130 AUD and i can easily make for less that $10 with mound board, coloured plastic sheets, silver&gold cardboard and some frosted plastic NEXT big spend is on a bigger lens which will probably cost me as much as the cameras...
lemaxx lemaxx 8 years
I really would like to get one :((
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
I'm hoping for one in the very near future.
hex913 hex913 8 years
I have 2, one digital and one 35mm.
starburst697 starburst697 8 years
Yes, I just got one yesterday! I've been drooling over my husbands for a while, and after using his during our honeymoon and getting such raves about the photos (and knowing that they wouldn't have been half as good with my old Kodak, I finally got one for myself. I got the Nikon D80, they have smoking good deals on them since they've been discontinued (if you can find one instores), so pick it up while you can!
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
I have a canon rebel but barely know how to work it. I mean, I can take basic pictures on it, but I want to learn how to take really fabulous pictures.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I don't have one but really want one. Maybe prices will start to drop and I'll be able to pick one up.
herfallingstar herfallingstar 8 years
gonna be buying one soon enough. Either a sony or a nikon, I reckon.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
No, but I really want a Nikon D60. But, I cant bring myself to shell out the money for it.
syako syako 8 years
Yes. Nikon. Get Nikon people! :D I love it. I got it as a present for my bday last year and use it SO much. Well worth the investment, imo.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
No, however I would desperately like a Canon Rebel. Those SLR's are amazing. Right now I have to make due with my point & shoot(s.)
Matdredalia Matdredalia 8 years
Unfortunately, no. I was lucky my mom was willing to drop the $150 on my little 7.2 megapixel digital camera she got me for my 21st birthday as is! I love my camera, and while it doesn't take the kinds of amazing photographs that SLR's can, I think I'll live :)
midori0e midori0e 8 years
@amloveaffair: did u consider a rental camera place or is there one at where u reside? Be forewarn, rentals aren't very cheap either, but at least if u do it for a week, its a whole lot more reasonable.
midori0e midori0e 8 years
I am hunting for one but I think I would need 2 digital to replace my 1 lost one a few years ago. I have only a loan one now on occasion. I think Nikon is coming out with a reasonable priced one: Nikon D5000 DSLR: 12.3 MP: my fav would be the Sony Alpha, which is good price for the value for DSLR, if ppl give it a try.
misogi misogi 8 years
I have a paradoxical's a film SLR, but it's completely automatic. Really disappointing. :(
jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
Love my Nikon D80....FABULOUS!
a-million-suns a-million-suns 8 years
Yes indeed. Canon Rebel XT. I have an old 35mm film Pentax too. My minor is photography, so I'd have a tough time if I didn't have one. One of my photo buddies just got a Canon 5D Mark II. Lucky her!
Cimorrene Cimorrene 8 years
Yes yes YES and it's one of my most beloved posessions! Best $$$ I ever spent on a hobby. :) *loves her trusty Canon EOS 30D*
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
no, i WISH!! ive got a great digital camera, but it doesnt do the justice of an SLR
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