Am i using the right camera

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  1. juju

    juju TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    just a quickie. me and the missus use a Canon EOS 350 and 400D to do all out photography work. as were pretty new its all we know. are we missing out on a lot by using these cameras and not the ones in the £1000 price bracket or is the difference not so noticeable at our Amateur level.

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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Have fun, not regrets!! Your cameras are fine- go shoot. :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum

    You are not missing out, those cameras are perfectly capable of creating outstanding images. The higher priced cameras do have some added features, but a lot of that is just a bigger, more robust body.

    A bigger factor would be the lenses that you use. If you are only using the 18-55mm lenses that usually come with those cameras...the yes, you would be missing out.
     
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    we have a 18-55 with the 350D so i went for a EFS 17-85 1:4 - 5.6 IS USM canon lense and a EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM canon lense.

    im hoping to purchase a fixed focul length lense soon for some of our portrait and product work but havent decided on what length yet.
     
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    Back in my 35mm days, I'd have gone with lens somewhere around the 85-100mm mark. The Tamron 90mm lens I had used to fit the bill perfectly, even though it was viewed as a macro specialist. Following the same principle today, you might want to look at the Canon 60mm EF-S (equates to 96mm on a 35mm) - again, it's a macro lens, but mine is a very nice piece of glass indeed.
     
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    For portraits.. I like the nifty fifty 50mm f1.8 and the 85mm f1.8.

    oooOOooo.. I remember the Tamron 90mm Macro T-mount. Lovely lens.. in fact I think I still have it... somewhere..
     
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    I am getting the Canon xti... I am trying to decide if I should just buy the body and then a better lens than the 18-55 or if I should buy the 18-55 that comes with the camera and then also get the wide angle lens and the tamron lens everyone seems to be talking about. any suggestions... I want to do landscape pictures/animals.....
     

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