Hi all, looking for some advice on the best upgrade path from my 400D. Current kit list is as follows:
Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 II (Kit Lens)
Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II (Nifty Fifty)
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f1:4-5.6 IS
Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash with Sto-Fen Omni Bounce Flash Diffuser
The 400D is getting on a bit now and I would like to upgrade so I can shoot video.
I was thinking of going for the 600D body over the 550D due to the manual adjustment of mic levels, articulating screen and remote triggering of a speedlite.
However the next question is which lens....!
How good is the 18-55 kit lens? The kit lens on my 400D wasn't great...
I like to be able to shoot down at the 18mm range as it helps get dramatic shots of car's which is my main subject, plus also landscapes. Have a look at my site for the sort of images I like to produce http://coops-photo.co.uk
I was thinking maybe 600d body only and get the 15-85 lens separately, but thats pushing the budget quite a bit...
Other thing I wanted to get was an external mic as I'll be shooting a lot of car videos recording exhaust notes etc.
Its such a balancing act with the cash that I'm struggling!! Max budget I want to spend is £1000, but going this high means I would need to sell the 400D to help a little, ideally I would like to keep it as a backup (I'm a bit of a hoarder!)
Will the 15-85 lens give me that much more over the kit 18-55 lens for the extra £££ ? Any recommendations for external mic's for the 600D?
Thanks! And apologies for the rant....