but i cannot refer to the 24-70L as a XMM lens, otherwise a lot of ppl will be angry!
I will be blunt here.
It seems like full frame advisers are living out their fantasies of having a big budget.
Thats how the TS gets fixated with models like 5DMKII and D700.
No doubt its not our money, but I get the feeling that the TS is rather impressionable and takes these suggestions at face value.
As Daredevil listed out in detail, with careful planning, 5K can get a very comprehensive set up. Its wasteful to blow it all on just a top-end camera and expensive lens just because "the money is there".
Perhaps TS can let your sister read this thread so she can make an informed decision together with you.
PS: I have spent less than 5k in total since I stared with DSLR more than 5 years ago, when its relatively more expensive. Don't mean it in a sour grapes way, just that its need not be an expensive hobby if we are careful.
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Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to give advice...
Last edited by daredevil123; 6th May 2010 at 06:20 PM.
If my family member gives me a budget of 5K to spend on a hobby, I will try to spend wisely and not use all of it.
But maybe kids nowadays think that this sort of opportunity comes once in a blue moon. Better make the most of it.
Generation gap? Perhaps
Last time when I left for USA for Uni when I was 21 (not 14), my dad gave me a Canon film PnS with single zoom (meaning you can only select between 2 fixed focal lengths). I happy like a bird liao. And yes, that camera is still around and working.
Last edited by daredevil123; 6th May 2010 at 06:34 PM.
eg. last time budget maybe $500, and now it's $2k (or $5-6k in your case), but you should still spend that money wisely, instead of thinking "well, the budget can be stretched if the need arises"... that's a slippery slope you shouldn't tread on...
Lol zero and daredevil no point reasoning all these money problems with him.. He's only
a 14 yr old XDD he won't understand what we mean.. All he know is dslr is cool and at his age he'll probably think the more expensive camera the better.. At least that was what I was thinking when I was his age.. And no matter what we tell him he'll only say I'll go down to the shop to see.. He's been saying that for so many times.. I can expect his interest to die off soon once he gets his camera..
Last edited by dlhero; 7th May 2010 at 11:13 AM.
Canon EOS 60D | EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | EF50mm f/1.8 II | (EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM if only!)
rubbish the young padawan, we shouldn't.
give him a chance to succeed, we shall.
may the force be with you, young 'firework'
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d90...comparison.htm, D90 can take good pic as as the D3, but less functions and features. buy the body and a primary lens first, then figure out what you need as your hobby grows. dun exhaust the budget immediately, worst if you give up on the hobby shortly. i know some that gave up due to the complexity of a DSLR operation, especially the high end one.
OT a bit, i know your sis loves you but doesnt mean you should spend whatever she can spare, its her hard earn money. should learn to appreciate what you dont earn, and not end up like most of our young teenagers, arrogant and simply ungrateful.