i have just started learning photography 2 months ago, and is currently holding to a Canon Powershot A40.
but due to its limited manipulation as a consumer camera, i couldnt try out many things that i had read from books. i have no control over the aperture as it is directly related to my focal length. therefore everytime when i need to change the exposure, i have to change my shutter speed, and i know that this is the wrong way to do so. my camera is very bad when it comes to portrait as its couldnt give me the DOF needed to stand out my subject from the background.
therefore, i intend to get a conventional SLR, after all, i prefer film based camera to digital. my main interest will be in wild life, macro followed by landscape, then portrait.
is there anyone who can recommend me a body that suit me. i do not need a professional camera, afterall, i wouldnt be able to afford one. an entry level camera will do. my budget would be less than $1000 for the body and lens plus some accessories.i would need a telephoto lens as i like to take picture of insects and animals.
but i cant decide on whether should i go canon or nikon? what are the factors that i should take into consideration?
i read that cathay is reputational but slightly more expensive. which shop should i look in?