Photographers and photography enthusiast~ what type of camera do you use?
I am saving up for a nice digital camera and I am wondering about what brand and models I should consider. My budget is under a $1000.
I have 3 cameras
Shen Hao 5"x4" field camera
Bronica 645 medium format SLR
Canon EOS 33v 35mm SLR
I also have a digital, just a toy really, a Canon EOS1100D , I use it for taking snaps and pics for here and eBay.
Hey Mick, which camera give you the best bang for your buck? I am missing having a nice camera and I always lean towards Canon but am looking for what other photographers have to say.
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. I use the 3 film cameras for different purposes, and the digital as a toy.
The field camera for landscape and pinhole, the Bronica for more detailed stuff, the 35mm for macro.
Mick, I am a bit of a novice, and am looking for a good camera to get back into taking high resolution pictures. My goal is to take my daughter's senior pictures. Had a Yashica back about 20 years ago, loved it.
It depends on what you want, I prefer film, and am interested in art photos, and detailed macro, and interested in processing my own, so I went for good quality film cameras. You may prefer the ease of digital. I don't want, or need instant results.
Thanks Mick, I will probably use digital but I am taking everyone's advice into consideration to see what people are using.
Wow and here I thought I was the only one in the world who used a Canon 1100D! Nice to see they're not dead yet, they really are a neat entry-level DSLR.
hey Dawn, check out this one Sony - Alpha SLT-A65VK 24.3-Megapixel DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens
Also read reviews on best buy and other sites about it you surely will like it !!
Thanks Mr-Veg! I will certainly check it out!
So Dawn, did you decide on any camera yet ... Looks like you got tons of nice suggestions out now ... btw whose pic or which pic you will take first when you buy the camera
mr-veg~ Hey, thanks for stopping back! I indeed did get a ton of wonderful advice and suggestions here. I have some time this afternoon and I am going to start looking at all of these cameras. My first picture, hmm let me see, I have many plans!
I have the Canon Rebel T2i and I love it. Very versatile - you can swap out lenses, 18 megapixels.
We just bought a Nikon D7000 but it was slightly over $1000. I think Canon EOS are wonderful cameras. I also bought a small Nikon CoolPix camera 12 mp, for just $70 and it takes wonderful pictures too!
Thank you duffsmom, I will check into the Nikon and the Canon EOS cameras. I am getting really anxious to buy my camera!! Still saving up the money so I have a little time to decide.
We've purchased several cameras from Adorma.com. They have good prices and service - plus I saw a note on the site that they purchase used equipment. Good luck with your search.
I use a Nikon D200 with a Nikon 18-200mm lens + a Sigma 100mm Macro Lens. I love both these lenses and would recommend them to anyone.
I´m loving to use my nikon D90. My former camera was a Minolta Dynax but for the digital age now I have my Nikon.
Most of the people here seem to be suggesting DSLRs. They're good, but once you start buying lenses you might find your camera bag getting quite heavy. A newer system is mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses. They're a lot smaller and lighter than DSLRs and can produce really good results too. I've come across a few people who have sold their semi-professional DSLRs and changed over to mirrorless for its portability.
I currently have both a Canon EOS 7D and a mirrorless Olympus E-PL1. I carry the Olympus everywhere I go and only take the Canon with me when I know I'll need to take shots that the Olympus can't handle, mainly because I only have one lens for the Olympus at the moment.
I've written Hubs about Canon DSLRs and the mirrorless system that may be of help to you.
Gina, I am very interested to see about the differences in these cameras. Thanks so much for suggesting that I compare!
Buying into a camera system needs a lot of research. Once you've started acquiring lenses it's very costly to change over. The more knowledge you acquire the better. Visit dpreview.com for more information.
In the past few years, I've owned a Canon t1i and a Canon t2i. I'm really impressed with the improvements they made with the t4i (higher ISO is important for me, since I shoot a lot of indoor and low-light action), and I would highly recommend the Canon EOS Rebel line. If you do shoot action or in low light, then the Canon t4i is worth the upgraded price; otherwise you can save a little cash with the Canon t3i.
If you're not going to buy a separate telephoto lens, then you might want to upgrade to the 18-135mm lens. When I was on vacation this summer, I used my 18-55 as a "walk around" lens without my camera bag, and I found myself wishing that I had a longer lens on my camera.
The other thing that no one has mentioned is a flash. If you're taking of pictures of people indoors (i.e. at a party, a wedding, a family gathering, whatever), then having an external speedlite so you can bounce the flash off the ceiling is an absolute must. There's simply no comparison between pictures taken with a bounce flash, and your typical party pictures taken with a straight-on flash (like a point and shoot camera, or a dSLR with its pop up flash).
Incidentally, a Canon t4i with an 18-135mm lens and a Canon 270 EX II speedlite is roughly... $1,000 on Amazon right now.
Brian, thank you very much for your comment. I am so thankful to all you guys for your help on this. I want to take my daughter's senior pictures and also will take low light pics when my daughter's band is performing so I will check out the t4i !
The T4i is the same camera as the Canon 650D mentioned in one of my Hubs. Canon has this nasty habit of giving cameras different names in different countries. If I didn't already have a 7D, I might have been seriously tempted to buy one.
I have a Canon 350D (Rebel XT) with the kit lens and a 50mm 1.8, along with a Speedlite 430EX II external flash. This works well for me and what I like to take pictures of. Remember, it's not all about the camera, but rather how well you know your camera and your technique.
I recently got a Canon 650D (Rebel T4i) - great value for money and a fabulous entry-level DSLR, especially if you get a deal on the kit lenses.
I had a separate budget for higher level lenses, so I only got the body.
This model camera body has worked well for both pro (paid) shoots, and private work - couldn't be happier!
I own a Canon 5 D MIII as a back up camera, and I shoot with my Canon 5D MIV. I love photography, and I love working with people. I especially enjoy little children. I have also been a teacher for over 25 years, so I guess that it is natural for me to enjoy doing children's portraiture. You can see my work at www.lauratallo.com
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