Smithfly114 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
I am thinking about buying the Canon Digital Rebel. If I buy it, I will get the package with one lens. I am an amateur photographer but want to get better and I want a camera where I can actually "do stuff"
Do you guys think this would be good? All the reviews I read makes it sound great.
Numloxx From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4074 times:
I've also got the Canon 300D (Digital Rebel) and I love it.
Bought it for AU$1749, and also a 90-300mm lens for a few hundred. That's about all you need for your spotting setup. But a lens like Qantas077 has, a sigma 50-500mm is a good choice if you can afford the $1-3k for it.
Rotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
"What a dumbass reply."
What a dumbass question. There are literally THOUSANDS of reviews of this camera all over the internet and in popular magazines. Hundreds of photographers on this site use the camera and have posted their opinions in this very forum before. There are hoards of photos in the database taken with Digital Rebels, and a lot of the photographers mention that in their remark for easy searching. You have given no real criteria for what you're going to be doing other than that you want to "do stuff". You didn't ask specific questions about the camera, you just asked if you should buy it, nothing else. There was no mention of why you're on the fence about buying one, no other options you're considering, no background on what equipment you already have... you asked a bullshit question and I gave you a bullshit reply.
My response is no less useful than the other responses you'll get in a thread like this. All you're doing is wasting webspace, as well as wasting your time.
The best aviation photo I've ever taken was rejected by Airliners.net
Smithfly114 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4060 times:
Ok well since womanless mike wants to be an asshole about this I will clarify:
Like I said I am not at all a "photographer" but would like to become one.
I want a good all around digital camera, It will most likely get more use on day to day photos, and me trying to be artistic, than it will with airline spotting.
I am on the fence because it is a lot of money for me, but I realize that if I am going to really get into the hobby I am going to have to purchase a quality camera that has multi-uses and easily adapts to new lenses.
Like I said I have read online reviews, but wanted to know what you guys though about it, and if it would suit me, a newbie, but someone who wants to have a good versatile camera. Or would a different one suit me better?
Kereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4059 times:
If you want to do "stuff"(besides aviation) you can't go wrong with a Nikon D70! Now you have a choice!
Check them both out and some others by trying them in your hands at a shop and see which one you like the most. You will probable need a good tele zoom and you can use that for sports and nature subjects as well as aviation. A good flash that you can use off camera and as a bounce flash on camera(besides the one in the camera) for portrait work. That should get you started.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 812 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
CCS - it IS a lot of money to spend on a new hobby, with the risk that you may be bored by it in 3 months (yes folks, not everyone takes to photography!). Remember, nothing depreciates like a DSLR
A safer alternative might be to buy a film SLR - you can get a good used one for very little these days. If you stick with Nikon or Canon, any lens you buy will work with your DSLR if and when you choose to go that route.