Last edited by Khair76; 28th January 2009 at 01:46 PM.
Sigma - DG (Full frame) DC (Crop)
Tamron - DI (Full frame) DI-II (Crop)
I am pretty sure I am right for the Canons and the Sigmas .. I am only 75% sure that the Tamron one is correct. So take it under advisement. Not aware of anything for Tokina.
definately lens first then body later for budget consideration.
a D1 body used to cost $5k. now even if 400 no one might buy it.
80-200mm f2.8 - 10 years old lens can still cost up to 800...
bottomline, camera bodies depreciate real fast.
lens - they dont depreciate as fast and might become collectables in years to come =)
in the long run look for lens that can fit on fx- if u have intention of upgrading bodies.
anyway i enjoy bokeh and things ard f2.8 - 1.4....so definately choosing lens for me. bodies gives a plus in terms of ISO. but it also means too much money.
buy a 5D/ D3,
you can grab a d40/ 400D + 2/3 of nikon/canon's trinity.
24-70 f2.8+ 70-200 f2.8.
if u ask me i rather have the lens than the 5D/D3...
btw i got myself a D80, added a tokina 12-24 f4, 28-70 sigma f2.8 and nikon 50mm f1.4 .
i got a 70-300mm for a while then sold it away realise its hardly in use.
i bring ard my sigma most of the time...and tokina when i shoot landscape. and the 50mm is so small i just leave it in my pocket when i shoot at night
Hi. I have 2 kids (5 and 1 y/o) and I shoot pictures of them very very often. So I'd like to provide some suggestions for your consideration...based on Canon lens system, but I'm sure you can find similar ones for Nikon also.
1. Prime lens is good and light. The EF 50mm f1.4 or EF 50mm f1.8 has very wide aperture to create sharp images with very good bokeh. This is ideal for taking picture of kids in low light, e.g. indoors. But not so ideal for situations if kids run around a lot, in which case a fast AF zoom will be better for candid framing. I LOVE my 50mm!
2. The EF 24-105L IS is f4.0, and I don't like this aperture for single portrait shots (I like somewhere around f2.0), unless it is a group photo. Consider EF 24-70L f2.8 instead? (I'm sure some CSers out there will disagree with me).
3. EF 100mm f2.8 macro is also a good lens to consider. Very sharp and good overall performance, but I find it a bit slow on the AF. Buy hey, it's great for close-ups like kids tiny hands, feet, etc.!
4. Seriously, weight is something that you can easily get used to unless it is a big fat zoom that you're after. Instead, think about getting a good camera bag and neck strap that will help to even out the carrying weight when traveling. The standard Canon or Nikon straps are literally a pain in the neck, pardon the pun.
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Last edited by Khair76; 29th January 2009 at 12:31 AM.