What camera should i buy

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Johan van Aardt, 22 Nov 2010.

  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Hi guys

    At the moment i have a Pentax istd camera and so far it has been fantastic for learning digital photography, and also getting to know what i like and what i dont.

    the problem is that being one of the very first DSLR cameras of Pentax(only 6 MP) the settings and features are very outdated.

    For example taking pictures at night i can only keep my lens open for 30 seconds(which to me is way too little)

    I am aiming at upgrading and so far i really am in love with Canon camera's since i have worked with them before and know them well enough.

    So anyway now that you guys have an overview of what i want i am looking for suggestions on what camera i should be getting.

    Please help me choose my next camera............:biggrin:
     
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  3. dropzone newbee

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    canon D7 :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  4. Broder

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    I don't know what your budget is, but Nikon has just released the D3100 entry level camera which seems to have awesome features.
     
  5. zayd

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    I just bought a Canon 550D. My first Digital SLR. Did a lot of research and discussion with guys in the photography field. Also wanted one that can do great videos. colleague at work bought one and she was impressed.

    So, I got one too. got a great deal at Makro, Canon 550D Ultimate bundle, 3 lenses (incl a macro lense), 2 batteries, 16gb card, lens pen, backpack, flash, plus a coule of other items.
     
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    Johan van Aardt

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    well look, i dont really have a budget, i kind of decide what i want and then save up for it, i am however up for second hand camera's and orms here in cape town has just launched their reseller programme, they have a few canon 1D mk11 at good prices. To me its more about having a camera that i dont have to upgrade for two years at least
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    that 7D looks good. I am looking for full frame camera's
     
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    I also have the 550D - love it - except the manual focus on Video!
     
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    I have never had to open my lens that long, anything you shoot at will just blur
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    The only full frame canon under R30k is the 5d mkII with a nice L lens as kit lens @ R29k body only about R21k. I am also looking for a FF, the 5D mkII replacement should be coming out next year sometime, so waiting for that.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    a good camera is also on the cards for me. interesting to follow this.
     
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    I'm getting one of these this week, really good value for money. Makro has this on special for R12 000
     
  12. Rory

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    Not if the camera and subject are still. You might be going for a particular effect with the blur too.
     
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    Johan van Aardt

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    when i take photos at night i need very long exposure, stuff like taking a photo of the city or stars or use a flashlight to paint on the photo.
     
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    I was talking about tank pics
     
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    Johan van Aardt

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    im no good at tank pics........

    anyways back to the subject of this thread.....
     
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    so it has to be 5f mk II if you want a full frame canon ?
     
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    Any specific reason why you want full frame? What type of photography do you mostly do?
     
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    Johan van Aardt

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    i can get Canon EOS 5D Mk I camera body for like 8500 which i dont think is that bad, its also full frame
     
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    Johan van Aardt

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    mostly landscape, and macro is what im into, i never take photos of people since most people dont like photos.
     
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