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Old 10-23-2012, 10:47 AM
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Default Entry Level DSLR

My oldest joined a photography club in middle school this year and says she loves it...This is the child that is also really into soccer and horses.

Right now she has been using a school camera, our P&S, and her iPhone to take pictures. We were thinking of getting her an entry level DSLR or a really good P&S for use and if she ends up really loving photography she can move up later.

Thoughts? I read the thread Rezarf started some time ago for some ideas.

I'm seeing deals on the Rebel EOS T3 (Woot has one on its Woot Off right now) and Heather sent me this link to a Rebel T3 kit at (

We have an older film camera that we bought years ago that I have a couple of lenses for that I think we could reuse (they are good lenses as I recall) so I need to dig that out and see what make of camera it is that we have. So maybe just a new DSLR body to go with the lenses?

So, any general thoughts or lines on a decent entry level DSLR for a 13 yo kid just getting into photography that could decide in 6 months that boys are more interesting than cameras?
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