Hi all, i am new to this forums, hoping to seek some advice
I am a student and I am currently on an exchange program to the US for a year, Its the start of fall here and i would like to take some pics (I left my canon A70 back in singapore-good cam but after 3 ccd replacements, i donated it to my sis) so its a chance for me to invest in my 1st DSLR. I do know most of the basic photography concepts like, depth of field, shutter speeds, metering, etc.
so here is my prob, i got around $1300 USD as a budget. I could buy from amazon
1) Canon 450D with 17-55mm IS Kit lens + EF 50mm F1.8 + Tokina 11-16mm F2.8
2) Nikon D90 Kit + AF-D 50mm F1.8 (going a little above budget)
So its basically between a better body (is it worth 2x the price?) or more lenses. Here are some considerations.
- I will be taking landscape, night scenery and some portrait/group photos
- I have a friend who runs a wedding/event photog company and they are using canon equipment, she is willing to take me on shoots and add me to her company if i am up to stuff. However she is worried that the 450D may not be up to the job, and is recommending a 40D/D90 (I prefered a D90 as i didnt need the extra ruggedness and shooting speed)
-Its abit hard for me to try out the cameras, Ritz camera near my area doesn't have the D90 in stock yet.
Hope to gain some opinions and insights..... Thanks for reading my long post!