View Full Version : What do I buy next?
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 18:52
I have a Rebel XS, nifty fifty, kit lens, and a 75-300 non-is telephoto that I hate. Even in broad daylight it focuses slow and inaccurately. :mad: I take mostly sports photos, but under the lights and in gyms, its almost impossible without blowing out my ISO.
(very very noisy on my rebel xs)
My computer is pretty old and its to a point where post processing takes about twice as long as it should.
So heres my "want" list.
Can you guys put them order them for me?
-macbook pro, 15" screen
-430ex ii flash
-70-200mm f/2.8L II
-5DmkII or 7D (haven't decided if im a full frame guy or not)
Im getting a job soon, So buying some of this might actually be reality.
But I would like other opinions on what order I should buy these in.
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 18:59
Well the flash is cheap, and very useful, so get that first. Get the lens before the body, especially since you're shooting indoor sports, then get the body. Sprinkle the Macbook in there somewhere ;)
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 20:27
The flash will be cheapest but wont' cover nearly as much if it's an active sport with lots of room IE: soccer or basketball. I'd go with the 7D. Looking through the 7D thread, it's high iso shots are pretty darn impressive. Plus the money from getting that over the 5D mkII will give you enough for a decent low light lens. The 70-200 is $$$ but extremely impressive.
22nd of March 2010 (Mon), 20:47
The flash is your cheapest upgrade and an external flash is always good to have. Going from the 75-300 to the new 70-200 f2.8IS is a heck of an upgrade but there are cheaper alternatives. Be prepared for lots of heated opinions regarding the Macbook Pro and editing, I'll stay away. Either one of your body choices are nice upgrades, but like the lens, there are cheaper alternatives. Get your job, save your money, and pay cash for your goodies.
23rd of March 2010 (Tue), 08:01
The 7D will focus faster than your XS by a considerable way and also allows high ISO shots without worrying about noise. Your XS would still struggle with the 70-200 as you would still be ISO limited.
Flash would be of very limited use in a gym.
Computer last of all as if you get the shot right in camera - it doesnt need much PP (and certainly not processor intensive PP)
23rd of March 2010 (Tue), 15:27
The reason for this ordering I would say is by the time you save up for a 70-200 there may be something better out camera body wise (Just going off the fact you don't have a job right at the moment). As well getting the flash will not help with indoor or out door sport shooting so this is not one of my top choices. All of what neilwood32 said is true just getting that body for its price I would say you its too much...I think upgrading from an XS to a 7D is a HUGE jump. Maybe tone down the camera upgrade to like a 40D and it maybe something to get first. If anything bodies will be what you most upgrade as time goes on but glass is something you keep no matter the body.
23rd of March 2010 (Tue), 23:36
I've ordered a cool digital camera from there.
Payment was via Paypal only $107, so I feel pretty safe on that count. The site looks pretty professional and they have been reasonable in replying to emails.
Anyone actually dealt with them?
I normally buy from the (in)famous DealExtreme or amazon, but they didn't have this model.
Actually depend on your need.
The best is suited to yourself.
24th of March 2010 (Wed), 18:27
flash or the 70-200
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