I would say 99% of the great shots you see are on Cannon or Nikon. From there it is really on what you are looking to spend on a DSLR.
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Jul 16, 2008, 07:58 PM #12
primary reason for purchase- owned a Pentax SLR for years and the lenses are interchangeable and I figured the switch to digital would be simpler with something I was already familiar with
Haven't done a lot with it at the beach yet -the one day I tried to shoot the fog was thicker than pea soup.
I shoot a NIkon D50.
I have some more photos here.
Asking for camera recommendations is generally guaranteed to start a Nikon vs. Canon war. They are both great cameras.
My suggestion is to invest more heavily on lenses than a camera body. Lenses last forever and they are really the key to taking good photos. A quality lens on a mediocre body always beats a mediocre lens on a quality body.
You can PM me if you want to chat more specifically.
The 5d is a full frame sensor and shoots around 3fps. with a grand see if you can get a used 20D or maybe a 40D. As far as lenses, canon makes some of the best. In the aftermarket I've seen great shots with sigma and tamron. bandhphotovideo.com will have some used as will keh.com and http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/
The rebel is an entry level camera so you'll be limited on features etc.
Jul 17, 2008, 01:42 AM #18
As for Sigma and Tamron, don't purchase those. Stick to Canon/Nikon lenses. Quality is more important than price. I can only see purchasing one of those if you want to go big say like 500mm cause it'll be like $5000 cheaper.
Agua - 40D is the way to start. Good lens with fast FPS. Canon = top quality. Good choice
Jul 17, 2008, 01:59 AM #20