Noob Question, What DSLR Camera to buy for a rookie?
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I doubt 50mm on a crop camera for general purpose. Maybe a 35mm?Mprezd wrote: ↑Sep 24th, 2009 2:55 amThere is little difference between the two. You are best going into a store and trying them both out and seeing which feels better. Depending on how much you have to spend, if it is your first dSLR I would be included o recommend you don't get the kit lens, and get a 50mm 1.8. It will teach you much more about composition and framing than a zoom will because it forces you to be creative and move your feet.
It also depends on how serious you intend to take it. If you go Canon and feel it might become a serious hobby and you will possibly go full frame, then try and avoid EF-S Lenses. You can always sell them later, but easier if you don't have to.
I prefer Canon because i think there are more lens options available, but it is all about what feels right at the end of the day.
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Sep 24th, 2009 8:32 am
Personally I don't think the 35mm makes you move as much. The lack of versatility forces you to be creative in how you approach subjects. The problem with the kit lens imo is that they lack any resale value. If you have the money, you are much better off buying some decent glass. If you don't have the money, the 50mm will provide you with good challenges.kennyluo wrote: ↑Sep 24th, 2009 7:50 amI doubt 50mm on a crop camera for general purpose. Maybe a 35mm?
I would actually suggest to get the kit lens, and my reasons:
- decent quality
- realize the limitation and discover which type of photography he would have interest in
I am not saying 50mm is a bad choice, in fact it is a good addition along with the kit. however it is not very versatile on a crop body by itself, IMHO... of course if it is for FF or film, it would be a completely different story
Canon and Nikon are good if you want a wide selection of pre-owned glasses at a reasonable price
give us a budget will be easier for us to give suggestions.
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Sep 24th, 2009 8:40 am
I think for most people Canon and Nikon are the best way to go. Best range of lenses would be my number one argument for them. Plus a lot of the old canon lenses in particular still fit on the dSLR bodies. I have tried a few old film lenses and they are great.
Sep 24th, 2009 8:44 am
Depends on how tight a budget the OP has and what they're willing to spend... can't speak for Canon but for Nikon's entry-level bodies, you can get a kit lens with the body for anywhere between $100-150 which isn't that much... but again that's relative.Mprezd wrote: ↑Sep 24th, 2009 8:32 amPersonally I don't think the 35mm makes you move as much. The lack of versatility forces you to be creative in how you approach subjects. The problem with the kit lens imo is that they lack any resale value. If you have the money, you are much better off buying some decent glass. If you don't have the money, the 50mm will provide you with good challenges.
but as you say, they are cheap, so you don't really lose much. Just don't expact people to be clamouring to buy the kit lens when/if you decide to upgrade
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