Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by ~myStical~, May 25, 2009.
Cannon or Nikon.. Whatever it is
What lenses do you have already?
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
What is your budget on the camera as well as the lenses?
Nikon's professional camera that is high quality and great resolution (full frame, 24.5 MP) is the D3X, but it costs $8000 without a lens.
The D700 is an advanced camera (also full frame, 12.1 MP) and is $3000 (body only).
Then the D300 has a smaller APS-C sensor (12.3 MP)and costs $1800 (body only) and is the camera I would recommend you strive for, unless cost is not an object, which should have you looking at the D3X.
Then there's the D90 at $975 (12.3 MP)(body only), and the D90 is the next step up from your D40 on the basis of a wanting a more professional camera.
So it depends how much you want to spend. It's the same with lenses but you need more than 1 of those for the range of image types you want to be able make. Fashion and portraits would use the same lenses but you really need at least 2 for those kinds of work and they need to be high quality and fast.
Making quality macro images also requires quality glass but a macro lens can be used for fahion and portrait too.
Your current lens will work well for landscapes as long as you use it in the middle apertures, say f/8 to f/16.
Hope that helps.
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