COEXpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6446 times:
I have a 8 month old:
Lumix FZ30. I take pictures of a lot of stuff on trips like scenery, people, sights etc. For those it's great. This camera is simply not fit for aviation though. I take it to work a lot. I don't like to take flight deck stuff, but I have taken over 1,000 photos of different a/c all over the place. My best ones over the past months always get rejected. There is simply NO quality fit for A.net. I have been saving up. I currently am at about $2,500. I dont have 4,000 bucks for 2,000 dollar lenses and a Canon 5D.
So what I am wondering is what is the best combo of a good SLR and 400mm zoom lenses that can fit the camera.(ie. 80-400, 100-400.) Both adding to 2,500 or maybe 2,800.
COEXpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 6433 times:
Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 1): I would go for the Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens and the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens. Perfect combo since it's what I use!
I was lookin around some camera store websites and that combo looked like a great winner and within a good budget.
Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6335 times:
Quoting GVerbeeck (Reply 11):
Indeed, you're looking at the f/3.5-4.5 version; there's an f/4-5.6 version too IIRC which had the lousy micro USM.
Indeed. Be sure that you get the 3.5-4.5 II version - as it has more aperture blades and (as far as I know) better build quality. I can't guarantee however that the previous 3.5-4.5 version is for sale new anywhere.
Giovanni, what type do you have (if you still have it (if you had it))?
No, the menu is pretty easy to follow. I agree with the other poster though about the battery grip otherwise the camera is a bit small and feels much better to handle with it on and an extra battery inside - you really will appreciate it.
JRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 369 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6216 times:
I'd seriously recommend lookinng at getting the battery grip for the 350D, especially if you're getting a 100-400. Not only will it give you better battery life but it will provide a much better balanced camera to hold. I've played about with the 350D a couple of times and for me it's too small. The grip added on just gives it that extra bit of bulk.
James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
LHRman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 398 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6090 times:
My sturdy setup includes a Canon 300D (still a bloody good camera) with 2 bits of glass a 100-400L IS and a 24-105L IS. This lot if brought nowadays probs around £2000 (give or take a £100) which correspondes to about $3500 which isnt terrible and this setup hasnt done me bad.
I also agree that 18-55 & 100-400 is a good combo as I used that for a while before upgrading to the 24-105 (I still keep the 18-55 for really wide angle stuff). Also a battery grip is a must with small cam's such as (300D/350D) as it makes the camera more sturdy in your hands.
Hope this helps and look forward to seeing the results from your iminant purchase..