One Camera-One lens

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  1. RyanLilly

    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Or, he would have to learn how to compose a shot.


     
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    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 :lol:
     
  3. 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.

    Ditto.
     
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    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 :wink:
     
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    that's a bit pricey, they said they want entry level priced cameras.
     
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    Wow! Lots of great responses. Will make a good "POSSIBILITIES" sheet for handing out. Thanks everybody.

    (Additional responses still welcome!)
     
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    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.
     
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    Instant start up, easier manual controls, more control over aperture, option to buy more lenses later on, bigger viewfinder, zero shutter lag, etc...
     
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    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... :wink:
     
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    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.

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    I'll bite!

    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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