I'm wondering if Charglie is gone or not.
charlie15 wrote in post #17619827
I have always been interested in becoming a photographer and while in an art gallery i was talking to a photographer that recommended this website for the question i asked him, saying "it will be better to get more than just my opinion on it." The question was "What is a good beginner camera that i will be able to keep for a long time and only have to change and upgrade the lens?" Any ideas? Preferably a camera that is not outrageously expensive
I would keep it simple. You don't know what you are going to get into 6 months from now. Get a decent working body, used. Don't worry about everything just get something that works and start playing with it. Don't worry about full frame versus APS-C, or anything like that. Just get a working body. APS-C is a lot more friendly to budgets and has great image quality and low light performance these days. For starting out, I'd look for a used T3i (600D), T4i (650D), T5i (700D), 50D or 60D and call it a day. If you can find a really well care for and discounted 70D, go that route. From there, add a 10-18 STM lens for ultrawide and wide use for architecture. Add a 50 STM for the people and general nature stuff. After that, you can start shopping for things that are more specific after you figure it all out. But those two lenses will get you started and are easy to re-sell if you find you don't use them later as they're popular and good and inexpensive for what they are.
charlie15 wrote in post #17619843
I have a little experience and am currently going to take a photography class soon. I would like to take pictures of nature, architecture, and people. I know this is super broad
. i believe my starting budget would be no more than 1,500. I'm mostly just looking for a good camera which will last a long time and later i will end up upgrading lenses by selling or trading.
See above. Don't spend your entire $1500 budget. Start it out with a simple setup and learn what you want/need from there. Don't just buy stuff and then realize it's half what you wanted and you no longer have a budget. It will happen.
charlie15 wrote in post #17619896
Any ideas on what lens and body to buy then?
charlie15 wrote in post #17619950
So will this body and lens be able to take city night shots too? And what do you think about the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon
Any body & lens can do a city night shot. The question is, what is the context, and what are you goals? Are you talking about shots of friends out at night? Or static images of city lights and cityscapes? Very different approach to both.