Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Fliphishermon, Feb 6, 2008.
Or, he would have to learn how to compose a shot.
Uses the best zoom around - your legs :thumbup:
Recommended the 50mm for the price and the f/1.8 ... hard to beat ~$70. Heck, good B&W filters cost more then this.
Not sure about other beginners, nothing frustrates me more then dark pictures. Being a newb, my knowledge is limited in how to get more light in order to take picture - if I could, I would carry around a 500W floodlight for lighting purpose
It's called DP Review, and they do a stellar job updating the info as soon as it becomes available. Go to their side-by-side comparison site, it rocks.
Walk, it gives you much better feeling for the shot.
To reiterate Helen's & Iron's point, 50mm is too long on a crop sensor. Whatever the body, a 28 or 35mm prime will be best suited. CAnon 30 or 40D & EF 35 f/1.4 L
that's a bit pricey, they said they want entry level priced cameras.
Wow! Lots of great responses. Will make a good "POSSIBILITIES" sheet for handing out. Thanks everybody.
(Additional responses still welcome!)
Pentax K10D and Sigma 30mm f1.4.
I would go with Canon G9 if non-DSLR is allowed, because why buy DSLR if you are restricted with only ONE lens.
BUT, I don't want to spoil the fun...
Nikon D40 (non-X version) + Sigma 30 f/1.4 HSM, Good performance, fast, small, light and cheap.
Instant start up, easier manual controls, more control over aperture, option to buy more lenses later on, bigger viewfinder, zero shutter lag, etc...
That's the top reason of having an SLR/DSLR...
But, what I meant with RESTRICTED = 1 lens for all, No option to buy more lenses later on...
I went with the Nikon D60 and a Sigma 30mm. I'm happy with it. Made this photo the other day when my 30mm f/1.4 lens came in... it was nice to have a shallow depth of field with a DSLR.
Canon Xt + Sigma 18-50 f2.8 lense.
Reasonably quick lense with some zoom and you can find some good deals on the Xt.
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