Canon M50

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  1. jbylake

    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black

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    Long story short. Way back in the old days I shot a LOT of film, mostly B&W. Took a stroll through digital, and for very complicated reasons, had to give that up.

    I just bought Canon's entry level M50 with 15-45mm lens. Just reading the manual tonight. I do plan on purchasing one more "decent" level zoom, but am not going to spend a fortune on lenses, until I feel fully proficient with what I have.

    Any experience with this camera? Critiques? Pro or Con, that may save me $$ on aspirin. The only "top shelf" stuff I bought was a 3 filter set, because one of my biggest uses is for ocean fishing around the FL Keys, and local lakes where glare off of the chop have cost me photo's of some real trophy quality fish. Caveat: All of my "trophy" fishing is catch and release including sharks, sawfish and other large creatures. None are harmed, and the only thing I keep is a small eating fish or two, thus the importance of the photo. One of my lens filters is a polarized filter, so that should help.

    Any thing else you might think of will be a great help and appreciated.

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    J.


     
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    photoflyer TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Can't comment on the M50 but any modern digital camera should be able to achieve good results under most conditions. Kudos for reading the manual! I have found that good glass is more important than the body so when you are ready to get the lens, get the very best you can afford for the type of photos you shoot. Your lens will last through several bodies.
     
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    beagle100 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I use the older Canon M5 mirrorless albeit mostly with DSLR lens. The only fish photos I have are aquarium and "bait"

    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
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    willard3 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I shoot with an M6 and, as I travel a lot and don't want to be an equipment burro, I purchased the 18-150mm EOS M m lens and it works a treat. I keep it stopped down to f8 and it is quite sharp.
     
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    I use a Nikon 18-140 on my APS-C camera, and I think it is a great GP lens.
    But the 18-140 is a bit bulky and heavy. So I sometimes use my old 18-70, when I don't want the bulk/weight of the 18-140.

    The Canon 18-150 would be a similar GP lens.
    The nice thing about this class of lens is, you don't have to change lenses as often. That is a consideration when you are around salt spray.

    I would pair both lenses;
    • the 18-45 for casual family stuff where you don't need the extra reach,
    • the 18-150 when you travel and want the extra reach.
    But, YOU need to sit down and determine if the 18-150 will work for YOU.
    What works for me, may not work for you.
     

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