First Camera

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  1. bzhang36

    bzhang36 TPF Noob!

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    So I'm trying to decide what I want to get for my first dSLR. I'm pretty much decided upon Canon because all my friends have Canons so we can swap lenses :).
    I'm considering 2 cameras.

    Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark II.

    Which would you recommend for myself? I travel quite occasionally so I would use it to take pictures of landscapes in different countries. I also will probably use this for casual parties/get-togethers/weddings. I also will carry it with me wherever I go. I also want to get more pro-photography oriented so I hope to someday take decent, above amateur photos. Which would you recommend?

    Also, what's a good all around lens (L-series and standard) for these cameras?

    Thanks so much!
     
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    I just got a Canon Rebel T2i. LOVE IT!
     
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    7D - action photography
    5d mk2 - studio / low light

    7D is better at moving object, fast fps, shoots movies.
    5d mk2 is better at higher ISO's, and obviously higher resolution, slower than 7D.

    If I was choosing and money wasn't that much of an option, I'd got 5d just because its full frame and 7D isn't.

    If money is of a concern, you can pick up 7D with 24-105L or 24-70L and you'll have good quality equip.
     
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    I wouldn't get either, at least not as a beginner. I just recently got the T1i, and I love it. If you've got a little more money to spend, try the T2i. I don't think you'll be disappointed with Canon. I've used both, and I much prefer my Canon.

    As for lenses, I can't say enough great things about the 85mm f/1.8, it is fantastic.
     
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    I'd consider the T2i too. I have it and it's absolutely great for the price. It has many of the same features from 7D but is smaller and lighter which should be a pro for you if you intend to carry it around always.
     
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    if you have the money then those options are great...

    if you still have the money for those two and a good L class? id get the mid range 24-70 2.8? and a nice prime...85mm 1.8/1.4 or even a 50mm 1.8/1.4...

    i know some will say you're a beginner so dont go all out on the body just yet but rather have a body that you'll take a lot of time to grow into and not hit a creative wall due to limitations plus a body you can hold onto through the years and still skip a generation or two...
     
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    I have recently bought Nikon D3100 digital camera.

    It's superb camera.

     
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    T2i has the same sensor as the 7d same pixels 18.1 i love mine if at one time in life i get "PRO" then i spend more money in a 5d
     

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