Hitting the Road

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Johnny Dee, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Johnny Dee

    Johnny Dee TPF Noob!

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    Im just about to graduate film school and Im going to hit the road the moment after I throw that silly looking hat up in the air. I want to bring a digital camera along to capture my travels, I've been doing A lot of research into which camera to buy. I know a lot about feature film cameras but not to much about digital still cameras I need something very durable, light, around 10 million pixel range... basically a damn good camera for around 1500-2000$. I was thinking the Canon D5, however with everything else to buy for it, it may be out of my price range, any suggestions on anything would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

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    hahah nvm about that
    i didnt read the "Film school" bit
    my bad =P
     
  3. Here's the suggested decision-making tree:

    1: Do you already have SLR lenses? If you already own Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Olympus/Konica or Minolta lenses, then you ought to consider Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Olympus/Sony camera bodies.

    2. If you're going for a new system, consider the available legacy lenses. Pentax and Sony (formerly known as Konica-Minolta) have great old lenses to buy.

    3. Cost - each brand has entry-level and more advances products. See who gives you the most bang for the buck - pick more than one.

    4. Handling - go to stores, see what you think.

    5. Package deals - pick the best lens + body combo.

    If I had to start with a new system, I'd go with Pentax. Light, small, weather-sealed, a spectacular line of lenses going back many years... Also, for extra "smallness" add the 40mm f/2.0 Pancake lens to the package.
     

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