Please respectfully notice the ''were'' in front of the list of relatives.
(Original post by DanBrwn)
Your whole family are Professional Photographers
and you're asking us what to get?
Y U NO WORK IMAGE LINKS ARRRGH
Also, my father is like I say a semi-pro, and my uncle lives away.
Besides, its always nice to get the views of different people
Last edited by Reffariiii; 05-07-2012 at 16:43.
What lenses do you already have access to, and is this constant access or will it depend upon what the rest of your family are doing?
(Original post by Reffariiii)
I am looking to spend around £350 to £450 for the camera, with a bit left over for possibly a lens/flash (althought not absoloutley nessescary as we have plenty!).
I am looking for a digital SLR camera. The type of thing that is not quite proffesional level, but more advanced than your average digital camera. I have been looking at the Canon EOS 1100D, Nikon D3100 and Pentax K-r. I have also looked at the EOS 5D but its a bit over budget.
If it is a Canon, I would like is to be compatible with the EF/EF-S lenses, and be able to facilitate a battery grip, but again not absoloutly nessescary. I have not done as much research into Nikon and Pentax.
The 5D is in an entirely different league from the others. It's old now, but it's a full frame - more of a professional camera than the 1100D, or the D3100 and K-r.
Any Canon DSLR you buy will work with EF lenses. If you want it to be compatible with EF-S lenses, you need to buy in the XXXXD, XXXD, XXD ranges or a 7D. AFAIK, any camera will accept a battery grip (I don't like them myself, hence why I'm not absolutely sure.)
If you already have lenses for a Canon camera and don't dislike them, it doesn't make much sense for you to get a Nikon or a Pentax so you have to buy duplicates of the lenses for a different mount.
I was just wondering if anybody here has these cameras and would be able to give me some pro's and cons? Also, generaly any tips on buying a camera, accesories, stores? (My family has a good relationship with LCE so not really looked at anywhere else, but welcome to suggestions). Any suggestions for any other cameras?
Last edited by TheSownRose; 05-07-2012 at 17:34.