Ok, so a friend calls me up and says he isn't using his camera anymore and maybe he needed some cash (Laid off) ... anyway, here's what I got ... think I did ok.
Canon 1D Mark II
Canon 100-400 4.5-5.6 with a bracket for tripod mount
Canon 50mm 1.8 lens (Plastic)
Canon L 2X Extender (Not sure if I said that right)
Canon Extender that makes lens really Macro; it's black
Canon L1.4X Extender
Manfrotto O55X Pro Tripod
Really Right Stuff BH 55 Head with L Brackets for camera and plates for head
LowPro Backpack ... not sure model it's huge though.
Manfrotto 695 Monopod with a small Gitzo Head
I bought the whole setup for $1500 so I did pretty good.
Situation: Been shooting a few months now and all the sudden approached by several models who live in my building and apparently been watching me shoot puppies and birds a lot. Now, they want me to shoot them which I think would be ok; only scary thing is thinking what if I screw up their pictures?? I am not charging them though; right??
Then is my setup good enough for shooting models??? I've been told I need a 22MP type camera for shooting models??? The 1D Mark II is only 8.5 ... ":/
If I should buy a second lens what would you all recommend that is reasonable in price and would get the job done?? I can budget $1000.00 if it will be usable for other situations. I mostly like shooting wildlife, flowers, and animals.
Thanks for helping ... much appreciated.