Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
I've shot basically everything I have with a Nikon D60 and the lens that came with it
And you can safely say that's low budget
So now I'm thinking of upgrading to a camera that cost roughly £700-£1000
I'd prefer to move onto canon so can anyone give me any suggestions what a good medium budget camera I could get ( along with a good portraiture lens ) for that amount?
Dec 03 12 12:36 pm
J O H N A L L A N
Santa Ana, California, US
This is a peculiar time in the technology curve to switch to Canon.
Before the D800 I was constantly threatening myself with jumping to Canon. But now, not going to happen. But I shoot almost exclusively studio, so that drives a lot of my decision.
Dec 03 12 02:45 pm
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
C L A V I C wrote: I'd prefer to move onto canon
Why? What benefit do you think switching will provide?
This is a serious question.
If you're prepared to go either way, don't look at Brand X vs. Brand Y, look at every single body from both manufacturers in your price bracket to see what they all offer.
£700-1K is still pretty low budgets as setups go, if you want to include a lens with that.
Dec 03 12 02:50 pm
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
5D1 plus 85mm/1.8.
Add the 35mm/2.0 if you could afford it, and you'd have a kit I'd happily take anywhere.
Dec 03 12 04:04 pm
M Pandolfo Photography
Tampa, Florida, US
John Allan wrote: This is a peculiar time in the technology curve to switch to Canon.
And here I am desperately trying to convince myself NOT to switch to Nikon. I'm losing the battle.
Dec 03 12 04:09 pm
Atlanta, Georgia, US
I see all these people commenting on these very fast lens for a post about fashion photography. Primes are always my preferred but I don't know any designers who would be happy with a shoot at f/1.8 or th like. It's about the clothes and most is shot at f/11-16 and such, so if money is tight a slower lens that is still sharp is fine IMHO
Dec 03 12 04:10 pm
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
AJScalzitti wrote: It's about the clothes and most is shot at f/11-16 and such, so if money is tight a slower lens that is still sharp is fine IMHO
The EF 28-105 3.5-4.5 USM is a fantastic option with that in mind, for $150 or less.
Dec 03 12 05:33 pm
Atlanta, Georgia, US
-JAY- wrote: The EF 28-105 3.5-4.5 USM is a fantastic option with that in mind, for $150 or less.
Very true, I used the original 70-200 f/4L for a lot of shots (my avi) but sometimes I just don't feel like reaching for the primes when I am testing; I am lazy that way lol
Dec 03 12 05:40 pm
Venice, California, US
If you view fashion as portraiture, you can't go wrong with the Canon 100MM macro f2.8. Its a very crisp and versatile lens. If the models tend to move, the 70-200MM f/4 is a great choice.
Dec 03 12 05:51 pm