TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1847 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6350 times:
Well, I've saved up some cash and I'd like to get into Digital SLR photography. I don't know much about it, but a guy I know said he's show me some stuff. I'm trying to decide between the EOS 20D, Rebel XT, and possibly the Nikon D50. I can get the EOS 20D without a lens for about 1100 USD with a lens, but I'd assume I'd need another lens for aviation photography and for distance. What sort of telephoto lens would I need for taking shots of aircraft at about 6-10K feet? Should I stay with Canon lenses?
Also, which camera do you think would be best? I'm leaning towards the EOS 20D and the Rebel XT, but still I'm unsure of how to proceed so I'd like to ask you guys what you think. Don't flame me! :P
Thanks in advance!
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OD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1928 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6336 times:
If you can afford it, the 20D is the best in your shortlist. But are you saying 10,000 feet above you or at 10,000 feet? I think you should try to get near an airport for a start and for a lot more aircraft movements.
Skyline From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 54 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6275 times:
I switched to Canon 20D in July after being a Nikon user for 20 years. I picked up a 100-400L and 28-135 so far. I plan to get a 500mm (Sigma f4.5 or Canon f4) next summer. So far I'm very pleased with my decision of buying Canon 20D. You may check photos on this site or more of mine works on my site bluesky49n.com.