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Jul 23, 2008 21:46 |  #1

This weekend Iam looking to purchase a new camera.

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Jul 23, 2008 22:06 |  #2

I wouldn't put too much stock into the megapixel count unless you want to make some very large prints. 8mp is fine for just about anything (on a canon sensor), but if you want insist on a 12mp camera at the price you want, then the XSi would be just fine. As far as wanting to take professional quality photos, it's all about lighting and technique. Dumping 8 grand into a 1DsIII won't buy you professional results if you don't have the technique.


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Jul 23, 2008 22:18 |  #3

What level of photographer are you? The 1Ds III is a serious piece of kit. Why exactly do you want it? I'm not trying to be pushy or demanding but what specific feature about it made you decide you need it?

As for a 12MP camera undera $1000, your only option is the XSi. I would take the 5D over that an right now you can find it in the $2000 neighborhood and if/when the 5D replacement comes out, the 5D will undoubtedly come down somewhat in price.




  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:20 as a reply to  @ JCH77Yanks's post |  #4

True and I understand that. Okay so then that pretty much anwsers my question in a way. Im pretty set on the 12mp because size does matter to me... :)

But okay then I've got a second question. Since my camera is just a POS I havent really gotten the chance to play around with lense. Do you or anyone else suggest a good quality lense? I want a macro type and a telephoto type lense too, but Im not sure on what brands and where to look for good prices. I was thinking Bizrate dot com...




  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:22 |  #5

1DsMkIII is a seriously huge investment that takes incredible experience and know-how to effectively use. Unless you're making poster sized prints, 8-10mp is very sufficient. You can get some great quality pictures from the 40D.


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Jul 23, 2008 22:25 |  #6

A couple of nice macro lenses are:
Canon EF 100 f/2.8 Macro
Sigma EX 150 f/2.8 Macro

For telephoto suggestions, we would need intended budget and what you want to shoot with it.


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Jul 23, 2008 22:26 as a reply to  @ iCallisto's post |  #7

No I dont think you're being pushy. I honestly would love the markIII because of the image size and clarity.

Im a little over entry level, but I'd like to think that I know what I'm doing. I mean I do in a way. I'm not saying that I know everything about photography because I'am learning things everyday.

I'm a freelance photographer and I take alot of pictures of nature and animals. Alot of my dog...

But since my husband is a trucker and since Im going to be going on the road with him, I'd love to take pictures and possibly write a book or a photo book... Im still desiding on what to do...

Plus FPS is something that I'm interested in the markIII. My husband makes short animated films and hes got a new idea of doing a stop motion animation film. We could really use the markIII for that.

And mainly its a personal preference for me. I like big things. lol




  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:31 |  #8

You know how stop-motion animation works right? Fast FPS is just about the last thing you need for that.



  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:32 |  #9

prime80 wrote in post #5972574 (external link)
A couple of nice macro lenses are:
Canon EF 100 f/2.8 Macro
Sigma EX 150 f/2.8 Macro

For telephoto suggestions, we would need intended budget and what you want to shoot with it.

Thank you for your help! I will check these out.

I know that the MarkIII is a big chunk of money but not to brag or anything like that, but money really isnt an option to us. We are very well set and we've worked hard to be where we are at now so we are going to treat ourselves to something that we each want.

JCheungPhoto- How many MPs is the 40D?

I only ask what is the best because I've seen so many different cameras out on the market right now and I've looked for sometime now and now I'm all confused. I'll look one place and see something I like, then I'll look somewhere else and be like "ooo thats nice" and then I'll look somewhere else again till I cant think straight.




  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:32 |  #10

Are you talking about the 1DsMkIII, or the 1DMkIII?
1DsMkIII - ~$8000, 21MP, 5fps
1DMkIII - ~$4000, 10MP, 10fps


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Jul 23, 2008 22:34 |  #11

Well, I guess if you want to go the 1DsIII route, you won't have to worry about getting "upgrade-itis" for a long time!


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Jul 23, 2008 22:34 as a reply to  @ iCallisto's post |  #12

I personally know nothing about stop motion animation. My husband is all about that field. But I personally think that an 8mp can be used for stop motion, cause I think (I could be wrong) but I think stop motion is mostly about the frames per second...




  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:34 |  #13

iCallisto wrote in post #5972583 (external link)
No I dont think you're being pushy. I honestly would love the markIII because of the image size and clarity.

Im a little over entry level, but I'd like to think that I know what I'm doing. I mean I do in a way. I'm not saying that I know everything about photography because I'am learning things everyday.

I'm a freelance photographer and I take alot of pictures of nature and animals. Alot of my dog...

But since my husband is a trucker and since Im going to be going on the road with him, I'd love to take pictures and possibly write a book or a photo book... Im still desiding on what to do...

Plus FPS is something that I'm interested in the markIII. My husband makes short animated films and hes got a new idea of doing a stop motion animation film. We could really use the markIII for that.

And mainly its a personal preference for me. I like big things. lol

Are you perhaps mixing up the 1Ds III with the 1D III? The 1D III shoots 10fps vs the 1Ds III's 5 fps. Even the 40D shoots 6.5fps.




  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:35 as a reply to  @ iCallisto's post |  #14

I'm sorry! I'm talking about the 1Ds MarkIII not the 1D.




  
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Jul 23, 2008 22:35 |  #15

You best get a Canon EF 180 f/3.5 L macro to go with that 1Dsmk3....and certainly at least a 400 f/2.8 L for a telephoto. Any other things you like to shoot?

You might want to wait until October and snag one of these...this will give you better results (external link).


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