Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3274 posts, RR: 4 Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
Hello Fellow Planespotters,
My 2 cameras (Canon EOS 1000 and Canon Z115) have both failed in recent times so that I am in the market for a new one. I have taken a few aviation pictures with the EOS 1000 which came out reasonably well, seeing that at the time that I took them I was not into the hobby of aviation photography. (Most of my photos are of landscapes, beaches and the like for which both cameras gave excellent results.)
I would like your recommendations as to which cameras and models are best for aviation photography, as I would like to take more aircraft photos. Also, any suggestions as to good sources for equipment or recommendations as to Web purchases of cameras would be appreciated.
Thank you all in advance.
p.s. No attempt is being made to blackball Canon or any other camera manufacturer. If you have a Canon which you would like to recommend, by all means do so! Does anybody have any experience with the EOS Rebel series?
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
I have a similar problem: I have a camera, but I am thinking sometimes of buying a new one. I have a Canon EOS RT, which is based on the good ole' EOS 600. I will never buy anything different, than an EOS,... unless I see something better.
Seriously, the picture quality is good, the handling itself also very good. But that depends perhaps on what you were using so far. I have tried a Nikon of a friend of mine and didn't like it, simply because it was different in the handling. Of course I know, after some weeks of practice I would handle a new camera as well, but why switch, if the picture quality is the same?
I think it's very difficult to choose the right camera.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
I think the camera is a relatively insignificant part of the equation - its the lenses that matter. Consider the lenses you have or are likely to want in future, price, quality etc. then choose a body to suit.
Nosewheel From Jamaica, joined Jul 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2314 times:
I use an EOS 50e and it works very well...very quick, accurate autofocus, which is what I look for first...then independent focus mode which EOS 50e has...by which I mean the focus tracks moving objects in any mode...which is important to me as I always use aperture priority.
Hias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
I am using a Nikon N90 and a Nikon N60. Especially the N90 is very fast, but I think a Canon EOS50 or EOS3 will fullfill your needs as well. Especially when you already have the lenses for you Canon EOS 1000.
The speed of the motordrive is very important and the N90 makes 4.3 fps. Also the autofocus motor is very fast, especially when you use "good" lenses. I recently bought a 2,8/80-200mm original Nikon lens and I am very very confident with it.