From Canon to Nikon

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by dm020486, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. dm020486

    dm020486 TPF Noob!

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    I know this topic has been dicussed numerous times. I am trying for a photography position at a local company and they are willing to buy me a Nikon DLSR Camera. I have some canon gear and dont know much about nikon what I kinda want to know is the ins and outs of Nikon, what to look for, what camera to shy away from? I am not sure on the budget they are giving me but I am thinking 1500 for camera and lens!
     
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    fiveoboy01 TPF Noob!

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    I'm assuming that you mean they would require you to use Nikon equipment?

    $1500 doesn't buy much(either brand) if you're a paid photographer, IMO.
     
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    You could get some cheap good stuff off amazon. I've talked to a few people saying they've bought some cheap stuff off there. [​IMG] Good luck.
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What are you shooting? Sports like football you're going to want a 300/400 2.8 lens.
     
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    dm020486 TPF Noob!

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    I am shooting alot of different events. Football Basketball Swimming, Check Presentations, Portaits etc.... I am hoping to get at least 3000 to start
     
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    Oh my, shooting for a company I would think they would have a bigger budget if they are hiring you to do nothing but their photography.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You will need a 300F2.8 or 400F2.8 for football, D3 for basket ball for high ISO and some fast lenses,do they realise their budget is going to be quite high, they would be better off hiring someone with the right gear
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Sounds like it's all editorial work, like for a newspaper.

    At the least, for the indoor and night venues, you'll need a flash bracket and a good speedlight.

    Unless I have it wrong, you won't be shooting entire events, just enough to have a couple images to support the story.

    For that $1500 is enough budget.
     

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