Pelle From Denmark, joined Apr 2012, 57 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4627 times:
I guess this question has been asked countless times before, but I've just browsed few the latest pages of this forum, and I couldn't find anything relevant.
I currently own a Casio EX-ZR10 digital camera which, and I feel it is time to upgrade. I'm not afraid to enter the (d)SLR-world, but I would prefer not spending more than about £300 or €400 on the camera.
I will use the camera for spotting and everything else, and it would be nice with the ability to use different lenses.
eskillawl From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 96 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4616 times:
Hello, if you (as me and everyone with a brain ) would like to get your hands on a Canon, I deffenitly recomend Canon 650D or even Canon 60D. Canon 60D is more expensive, but you get a whole great futures and quality out of it.
eskillawl From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 96 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4530 times:
I wouldn't recomend buying 1100D. It's a bunch of plastic. But ofcourse, the lens is the most important, and if you got a tight budget, I recomend you buying something cheap, maybe 1100D or 550D and get a good lens.
I'm using Canon 70-300 IS USM and it works fine upp to ~200. If you now you'll for the most get near the airplanes, I really recomend the lens. In US its about 500 dollars, but in Scandinavia it can be up to 800 dollars (500DKK). And I use the Canon 400D, which works fine, though I'm in the middle of upgrading to something a little better.
CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2212 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4454 times:
I have the 1100D/EOS Rebel T3 and I am satisfied with it. It is all about the lenses and I use a Sigma 28-300mm DG marco with the 18-55 mm lens it comes with. I am saving up for two more lenses (Sigma 150-500mm and Tamron SP AF 10-24mm) for close-ups, and airport spotting trips. Later on depending how the 150-500 goes, I may get the Canon EF 100-400mm lens in a year or two. You can try to find a cheap camera for now and go from there like the 1100D.
I went from film SLR's to Digital and I feel I have made a right decision in what I purchased over the years. I know some other photographers here use bigger and more expensive equipment, but it is a motivation tool to become better and save up for better equipment. Even if that means selling your older SLR camera and lenses for better cameras, it will be worth it when you practice and get some great shots after a while.
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