plus half the time i think you dunno if you are even sure of what you are saying especially about canon lenses are cheaper than fuji's . fuji uses nikon lenses right from the ai-s till now which translates to more choices and obvious some older mf lenses are alot cheaper with better optics and when coupled with the s5pro you get wonderful results.
to TS, get what you think is right. i used a nikon D80 before switching to a s5pro and i must say i have no regrets. the canon 450D is a great camera too so either way you will not be wrong
All in all.. to summarise everyone recommendation is to get 450D with a higher budget and a zoom lens with F2.8. Otherwise don't get it, worst you might even shoot poor pictures esp indoor wedding dinner.
why not,canon 40D? heard its a great cam tooo
Personally, I was thinking about the Sony Alpha 200 myself... But was left with the same problem... Those f/2.8 zoom lenses cost too much!
Unless you shoot RAW? Haha... Those Fuji RAW files are 25MB apiece man!
You are right the F2.8 cost alot.... that why I rather invest on a better flash system than expensive lens...
if i get the 400D kit at 888 then i can buy a 50mm f1.8 that would still cost below 1000 allowing me to buy drybox and misc right? hmmm
but i dont know if spot metering will do much more than i think it would.
Why not ask whether fellow CS photogs are interested to help you out with the wedding shoot? That way, maybe they can get some experience for maybe a token fee or something, and you can slowly save up for a better camera system?
Just a thought.
BTW, i would really like to thank all those who responded, giving me room for more consideration. I truly appreciate it
A point about your flash... You'd lose the i-TTL function right? Then you really have to be mindful of your flash. Manual flash control can be pretty tough in a situation where you attention is better spent elsewhere.
a show of hands, how many cser uses spot metering, especially newbie.
also, you didnt tell use what mount is your achiever flash. becareful, old manual flash has high trigger voltage that may damage the hot shoe, if it dont immediately do that, it will someday.
Last edited by denniskee; 10th January 2009 at 12:49 AM.
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