I am looking to jump into the DSLR market. I am upgrading from a SX10 IS point and shoot which I use fairly exclusively in manual settings. I am looking to get into many different types of photography including: landscape, time lapse, star trail, action sports (both indoor and outdoor), and a general goto camera.
I do not work as a professional by any means, nor do I get out every weekend to shoot pictures. However, in the coming years, I will be doing a lot of traveling (camping, touring other cities, backpacking, etc) so it will get used a lot more heavily. I am looking to try and keep the whole purchase under 2k.
I have read many posts across the internet on the subject saying one side or the other. I also have read rumors of new cameras coming out in early 2013. I have family members that already have canon lenses that I could borrow, I just dont know which ones they exactly have. Eventually I would be looking to make my own collection though.
Cameras that I have been considering are the 7d,60d, or the t4i.
I like the shooting speed of the 7d and can afford the cost, but will have to settle with the kit lens that comes with it for a while.
I like the 60D because I have heard a lot of good reviews on the image quality and the pictures I have seen of sky photography. (I know this has a lot to do with the lens as well).
Then the t4i because of it realatively inexpensiveness and I could buy an extra lens or 2.
I would like to keep my sx10 but can trade it in for the loyalty program maybe?
i purchased a russian 300mm prime - the Zenyt Tair-3S
from St Petersburg, Russia ---- cost me just inside of $200 including about $75 shipping!lol
i just did what a friend of mine who is also in astronomy did
its a great lens - at a great price!
cold-war era 🙂
if you're going to do it.. DO IT
i have the 70-200/2.8Lii and the 16-35/2.8Lii --- this xmas i'll probably get a 24-70ii because i need that focal range for the work i want to do - i'm missing opportunities from time to time..
(if the price dips this xmas like the 70-200 did last year - it dipped to $2k and i got it, see www.CanonPriceWatch.com to see it), i'll get it
later on.. "maybe" i'll get into primes - slowly
if you're "not" going to do it.. "meh" --- just get "whatever" lenses
but if you're serious about photography - identify the serious lenses and get them
and figure on getting two bodies
i now shoot with a 1dx and a 7d (17-55 and 10-22 for the 7d -- the 70-200 goes on my 7d also)
yeah, the cost is steep
but, if you want to do this - just do it ---- make a plan, adjust your lifestyle ("create" an artificial state of economic scarcity) - sacrifice and get the equipment you'll need to do the work/art you want to do
just do it
as to your other question (lens or cams first)..
i started out with a t2i --- then i started getting the lenses
along the way i came into a 7d (sold the t2i to get it)
then a 5d2
but i kept the 5d2 in tip-top condition and the shutter counts to a minimum because i knew i wanted the 1dx
and yeah.. when the 1dx came out, i sold the 5d2, waited for the first firmware update, and got it
only recently have i come into the need for the 24-70 ---- so now its on my list
and yes - i am happy with all of my decisions so far
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