WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1309 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3037 times:
Hey, First off your pics are not too bad. I would say distance is one of your biggest problems. I have had 2 great cameras for photos on A.net. My first 6 were shot with the Olympus C-765, a 4MP 10X (350mm equivalent) camera that did me well for a couple months. That cost about $300 when I bought it. Then I upgraded to the 300D with a 75-300 mm lens and I love it. The 300D body new plus lens should cost about $750 or so, but the price keeps dropping because of the 350D coming out. I only have about 30 photos on A.net, but I have been shooting seriously for only a few months. I hope this helps. You can see my pics from my photo album in my profile. Hope this helps.
Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
I use a 3.2 megapixel Olympus C-740. I shot most of my pics here using it and I also have some which I took with a Canon Powershot A85.
I wouldn't recommend the A85 because its image quality is quite poor -- I'm just mentioning it to illustrate that you don't have to have DSLR quality to get photos on to a.net (though it helps). The Olympus, though, should be good enough -- particularly the more recent 4mp models.
Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
FlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
I own the Canon 300D as well, with a 300mm lens and as far as I'm concerned I'm loving it. The issue of a good DSLR camera is being talked about in two other threads right now, so if I were you I'd take a peek there too. However money seems not to be an issue in these threads. Anyways, like said before the price of the 300D keeps dropping since the 350D's release. Here in Germany you can buy it for around those $750 already mentioned. However it comes with the standard 18-55mm lens which won't do you too much good for getting good shots. That will however post a financial problem there I think since a new lens, like a 200mm or 300mm one will cost you, depending on which kind you want $300 - $infinity.
I'm not too familiar with non-DSLR cameras at this time but there are a couple that don't seem too bad, like the Konica Minolta Dimage Z series, since they have good zoom. You might also want into something like that if you want to go cheaper.
Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX
Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2950 times:
What is your price range? Here are some good starts in your search: www.dcresource.com -> this site allows you to search cameras by several features, including optical zoom length and price. Also has extensive reviews of cameras, but this one has better reviews.
The Panasonic Lumix, Olympus C, and KM Z series, along with the Fuji S5100 are some good cameras with plenty of zoom at an affordable price. They have anywhere from 7X to 12X optical zoom.