Last edited by Blur Shadow; 10th January 2009 at 01:02 AM.
i cant help but feel you know very little about any of the system and photography. you have been asking lots of very basic question.
why dont you go out with friends, play with their camera and see how you like it.
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
Last edited by Anson; 10th January 2009 at 12:57 AM.
bro is using, is super light with a batt grip and feels like a 'plastic'? sorry if i
offended anyone. and gets 'darker' image eg: shutter 1/20sec bet 450d and d200.
idk, maybe get a canon if your friends using canon and can borrow their lens. haa.
hmmm i've been waiting for the d400, if its nt even a great jump,
i might consider an s5. HAHAHA its just a new body and a new sensor from my d200.
Last edited by hairyharry; 10th January 2009 at 01:09 AM.
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go buy what you want. all infos are already given to you. be a man stand tall and decide yourself. please help save the rest who have given you a lot of advice la.
if you know you made the mistake, learn from it. else good for you.
no offence ya!
Bro....dun think so much abt camera.
think abt your shooting needs.
which is more important.
both of them have their pros and cons. See which one u wanna accommodate to.
1) fuji has kodak (no-joke) sensors.
2) 450D has its performance in a small size.
both are good in their unique ways.
TS should probably try out friends' DSLRs if possible (and available).
I also feel that you should really consider renting the equipment you think you'll need and are comfortable with using. Instead of rushing to build up a system from scratch with a tight budget just to shoot a wedding that you won't be paid for.
when choosing a camera, you are choosing the whole system of what the brand offer you. it is best to feel it yourself, as only you know what you want. Then, look further into what the system has to offer, your budget vs the technical aspect. i've made a loss over a thousand because i made a switch, so choose carefully.
since ultimate you are here trying to make a decision to buy a camera in order to be a primary photographer for a friend,
i would say, you will need time to pick up photography, especially if you are new to dslr. a good camera cant do anything with a man not skilled in it. you dont need to be a professional to take good photos, but you must at least know your tools inside out and photography basics.
and you have to decide fast and get started to learn your tool, orelse whatever camera will not help.
My suggestion is though, give up the idea of helping out your friend as a primary photographer with such a timeline and budget. wedding is once in a life time, i wouldnt want to ruin one, especially my good friend. no offense.
buy your cam, learn it hard and offer to be a secondary photographer, good experience for you to practice, not as main.
Aiyo, bro. Why like that? U have repeated mentioned you can afford the 450D kit but the S5pro with lens is out of reach.. you still hesitant on what? Realistically no matter how passionate, no money means no cam.
| Canong 480D mk II | EF 18-55mm LV mk XOXO marco + Bougainvillea-shaped hood |
IMHO since you were considering 400D, you could consider the following setup:
Used 400D body: about $550
Used Tamron 17-50 f/2.8: About $500
Used 50mm f/1.8: about $100
That should be within your budget for the time being. Later when you've saved up enough money can get 430EX flash for about $400 used.
BTW the 400D kit lens is known to have not-very-goot image quality so wouldn reccomend getting it if you were considering it.
Lastly, noticed you mentioned a price of $888 for 400D kit, believe that is the offer from courts/best denki etc etc, can get cheaper from elsewhere, and since you're on a tight budget, wouldn recommend you get a new set, used set is probably just as good, and still have resale value afterward
Just my 2 cents have a nice day
if u can consider 450D and S5 Pro, then i think u don't really know what u want in your camera.
in general, 450D is a good choice. and for most things, 450D is very good. speed, output, etc.
s5 Pro is quite niche. i won't recommend it to anyone, unless u know what u really want in your dSLR. it's just like the sigma cameras, special and unique in their own ways. and trust me, most people cannot appreciate such uniqueness, especially newbies.
cameras are not made of tofu
s5 is a cam not made for newbies unless you're willing to spend all the time in the world just to play with it and get the best possible output from it.
since TS is already more inclined to canon lens pricing, then i think canon would be his final decision.
Last edited by Simon_84; 10th January 2009 at 02:30 PM.