jumping to dslr advice


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Hi Guys,

I'm a fan of Lumix FZ-30 and now considering to jump into the dlsr bandwagon as primary cam. I'm eyeing on the 400D because I'm also a fan of Canon :D. I'm looking around at the forums and people mentioned that the kit lens with 400D is not good. How true is this? I also noticed that people recommends the 28-200mm lens? Can I upgrade the kit lens on the spot upon purchase?

Btw, I like shooting landscapes.

Thanks.
 

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Hi Guys,

I'm a fan of Lumix FZ-30 and now considering to jump into the dlsr bandwagon as primary cam. I'm eyeing on the 400D because I'm also a fan of Canon :D. I'm looking around at the forums and people mentioned that the kit lens with 400D is not good. How true is this? I also noticed that people recommends the 28-200mm lens? Can I upgrade the kit lens on the spot upon purchase?

Btw, I like shooting landscapes.

Thanks.
You can buy kit and sell the lens. I don't think can upgrade on the spot when purchase. If you don't mind 2nd, look around at B/S forum.

For landscape, people prefer wide angle lens. 28mm will become 44.8mm in Canon 400D (Field of View). It is consider not wide enough for landscape.

Regards,
Arto.
 

ortega

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as mentioned by Artosoft above

you need to take into account the crop factor that the sensor has

so for landscapes a nice 12-24 would be just nice
 

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The thing is I want a bit of versality so I'm eyeing on the 18mm-135mm lens. Any idea on how much it will cost? Any idea which one cheaper..

1. 400D + 18-135mm lens
2. D80 kit (comes with 18-135mm)

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Anyone can share how much roughly the 10-22 lens? And can I buy the 400D body only? Because been looking at the threads and the recommendation for landscape photography is 10-22mm and 28-105mm. I think I'll follow this track.

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Rashkae

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Have you read the very first sticky on this forum category? It's called:

DSLR newbie guide + Product/Price/Outlet List

You'll find your answers there...
 

Stratix

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Anyone can share how much roughly the 10-22 lens? And can I buy the 400D body only? Because been looking at the threads and the recommendation for landscape photography is 10-22mm and 28-105mm. I think I'll follow this track.

Thanks.
a 10-22 is good for landscapes. 28 end is just not wide enough in my opinion. you wont be able to get those dramatic skies with 28mm. rather, the 28-105 (or even the 24-70 or 28-135) is more for nice walk about lens.

10-22 goes for slightly more then a grand now, really sharp glass if you ask me. =)
 

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Have you read the very first sticky on this forum category? It's called:

DSLR newbie guide + Product/Price/Outlet List

You'll find your answers there...
Yup, read that but no 10-22mm.. anyways I found the price from Oracle's thread..

Thanks all!
 

tchern

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Hi Guys,

I'm a fan of Lumix FZ-30 and now considering to jump into the dlsr bandwagon as primary cam. I'm eyeing on the 400D because I'm also a fan of Canon :D. I'm looking around at the forums and people mentioned that the kit lens with 400D is not good. How true is this? I also noticed that people recommends the 28-200mm lens? Can I upgrade the kit lens on the spot upon purchase?

Btw, I like shooting landscapes.

Thanks.
If you like landscape only... 17/18 - 50mm lens. If you like tele too... 18-200mm (travel lens)

You can't upgrade like a computer. Either you get the body and the lens separately. BUT you can try... you might be the first...
 

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