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May 11, 2013 17:07 |  #16

since you shoot landscapes might want to consider cheap body with 18 - 55 + 55 - 250 and if you have money left over add in a 10 - 22 or third party 10 - 20 as the 10 - 2x will give your landscapes far more flexibility.


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May 11, 2013 17:22 |  #17

Mavgirl&Pheonixxxyyixx​y wrote:
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One has "too many lenses" and the other an "L" or 2 .
I find it odd , because even my feeble venture (back) into photography showed me , that in relative terms , lenses are quite static compared to the dynamics of body performance/value (development terms).

Quality glass>body , still holds true at entry level (IMHE) .




  
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May 11, 2013 17:28 |  #18

Foggiest wrote in post #15922263 (external link)
One has "too many lenses" and the other an "L" or 2 .
I find it odd , because even my feeble venture (back) into photography showed me , that in relative terms , lenses are quite static compared to the dynamics of body performance/value (development terms).

Quality glass>body , still holds true at entry level (IMHE) .

That's why you hoard the lenses and you expend the bodies... and Canon gets rich! :D


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May 11, 2013 19:27 |  #19

have the T2i and the IQ is good with nice glass




  
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May 11, 2013 19:31 |  #20

Foggiest wrote in post #15922263 (external link)
One has "too many lenses" and the other an "L" or 2 .
I find it odd , because even my feeble venture (back) into photography showed me , that in relative terms , lenses are quite static compared to the dynamics of body performance/value (development terms).

Quality glass>body , still holds true at entry level (IMHE) .

I'm not sure what my sig and the fact that I'm a packrat has to do with looking for a new camera, but whatever.


6D/50D/350D with too many lenses
Calumet 4x5, Pentax SV 35mm, Canon A-1, Rebel G and many more toys...

  
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May 12, 2013 06:31 |  #21

Sid25 wrote in post #15920952 (external link)
Hello, I am a long time photography buff. In 2008 I actually purchased a Canon G10 and I am in love with it. Great pictures and allowed me to get a better understanding of the basics of photography. Now I think it is time for me to upgrade and go all the way to the DSLR level. I love Canon since that is what I have been using. I would like to stay in that realm and was wondering if someone could give me guidance as to what would be a good camera for a beginner in the sub $1000 range? I know my options are the t3i, t4i, 60d, etc..., but I would like some opinions on the matter. Ultimately it is my decision, but my main purpose would be to shoot pictures and not so much video if that helps. Also what is a good starter lens? Is the kit lens the best option for a beginner? I love shooting landscape shots as well.

Are you willing to consider used equipment? You should be if you're on a relatively strict budget, as your message here suggests.

If so, then I have to second the 40D. It's an amazing camera: very user friendly, fast, excellent image quality, excellent autofocus system, has plenty of resolution for most uses, is good at high ISOs (particularly with modern postprocessing software), and cheap: $350 or thereabouts.

You can get some good glass with the remainder of the money, which is going to make a much bigger difference. If you want a single, very versatile lens, the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS is the way to go in my opinion. It'll eat most of the rest of your budget (it's around $600) but it will get you optical stabilization, a wide aperture for shallow depth of field work and moderate low-light work, and is exquisitely sharp. If you can do without stabilization, the next best thing is the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non-VC, which comes in at around $500, but its autofocus mechanism is not as fast as the Sigma's (which is ring USM). I'd say the extra $100 is worth it for the stabilization and ultrasonic focusing mechanism.


Here's an ISO 3200 shot from the 40D, pushed 2/3 of a stop, for a final ISO of 5000:

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8124/8685533440_a4e70abce3_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/n2185x/86855334​40/  (external link)
img_9017-1.jpg (external link) by n2185x (external link), on Flickr


And an ISO 200 shot:

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/n2185x/87316580​24/  (external link)
IMG_7381-1.jpg (external link) by n2185x (external link), on Flickr


(my skills with the 40D weren't as good as they are now, so the ISO 200 shot might not seem to be anything particularly special)

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Nikon: D750, D600, 24-85 VR, 50 f/1.8G, 85 f/1.8G, Tamron 24-70 VC, Tamron 70-300 VC.

  
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May 12, 2013 08:20 |  #22

Sid25 wrote in post #15921295 (external link)
We're can I buy one now? Forums and ebay??

For what it's worth, I just purchased a new set up and have an XSi, 18-55 kit lens and the 55-250 lens I I'm going to sell. Hit me up if you're interested. I also have a grip somewhere. All that said, if it were me I would pick a new Reblel body and the Canon 15-85 lens. I borrowed this lens from a friend and have one on the way. The kit lens sold with the body will work but will leave you wanting for a little more. Good luck and have fun.

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