Should I buy this or that?

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  1. clintd

    clintd TPF Noob!

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    For a beginner with aspirations of becoming a professional wedding photographer, should I buy:

    1. New Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS with kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) - Total $500

    OR

    2. Used Canon EOS 30D (body only) and a Used [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Canon-28-135mm-3-5-5-6-Standard-Cameras/dp/B00006I53S/"]Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6[/ame]
    lens. Total $560

    Thanks for the input!!
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The condition of used gear has a big impact on it's worth.

    The 30D has more of the capabilities a wedding photographer would want compared to the more basic XS.

    Utimately, the quality of the lens(s) used is more important than the camera body.

    Good low light performance (high ISO) is critical to knowledgeable wedding photographers.
     
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    Montana TPF Noob!

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    You should buy whatever you can to "practice" with. Then after a few years when you start doing weddings you can get a nice body, lenses, flashes, lighting, stands, tripods, remotes, wireless receivers/transmitters, etc.
     

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