Santa's Getting Me A Dslr!
Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:01 AM
So, I'm interested in hearing what you all have or what you think I should get. Guidelines--it is going to be a Canon (unless many of you can convince me switching to Nikon is the way to go--as in you made the switch. I've owned my Canon for 8 years and really still works like new.) Also, I mostly shoot sports photography (swim and run), and prefer natural light photography when shooting people. We also really like to do landscape photography when on vacation.
I'm really interested in knowing which model and ONE lens that I won't be able to live without. DH hasn't given me a budget, but I don't want to buy more than I need. I'm not pro, and as much as I'd like to be, probably won't ever jump to that.
Thanks for your help!!
Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:13 AM
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:49 AM
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:49 AM
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 07:34 PM
Also check your lens purchases. IF you think you might 'grow into' a more serious model in the future you want to be sure you are buying glass that would fit a full frame camera down the line. The purchase is really about the lens system you will be building, not the camera body so much.
I hope its ok to say here? but check online at Adorama an B&H photo. They are both reputable, have 'used' demonstrator lenses and fab customer service and advice.
Congratulations! You will love the ability to have more control of your shots!
Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:46 PM
I shot a 60d with L lens 24-70mm and 70-200mm, 50mm 1.8 prime, and 85mm 1.8 prime
Whatever you do defiantly look at getting the nifty 50 - it's a 50mm 1.8 lens for $100... Everyone should have that lens for the price.
50mm 1.4 would be the best choice for about $300
Big aperture will give amazing blur to your images for great portraits.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:35 AM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:52 AM
a long time because I thought it would be a nightmare learning all the settings etc... But my Dad gave me a great tip - don't try to learn everything, just learn things as you need them. Many of the camera's
features may never be needed! I am thinking this applies to the Canon as well
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