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Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Alex F, Dec 15, 2008.
That could be a possibility.
Let me check the schedule.
Wow Alex great pictures!!!! I need photography lessons and a new camera... Do you have any of Sankt Petersburg?? My picutures arn't very good...
FYI, my recommendations below will be based on value vs. the 'latest and greatest' camera on the market -
You can get a basic DSLR kit with say an 18-55 kit lens (not the best lens but ok to start out to learn) for about $500-$600 if you do some searching on the internet. A good upper end, beginners DSLR would be the Canon XSI or even the Canon XS (slightly less shooting speeds/raw buffer, 7 point auto focusing system vs. 9 on xsi, partial metering vs. spot metering on the xsi, and slightly less resolution 10MP vs. 12MP on the xsi). If you're just a novice and don't care much about learning the 'ins and outs' of photography, get the XS. If you have the desire to learn a little more and want the ability to take advantage of better glass, etc, get the XSI.
If you're already familiar with photography, maybe you want to step up to something a little better. If that's the case, look at the Canon 40D or even the older 30D. The one thing you will notice about these cameras is that the 'feel' is much more substantial as compared to the Rebel XS or XSI line. The screens are also bigger which may help if you have less than perfect vision. I personally can't shoot with the Rebel line because my hands are bigger and hang below the bottom of the camera which gives me very little to hold onto. The footprint of the 30D/40D solve that problem for me.
I'm biased towards Canon but Nikon makes just as good of a camera. If Nikon suits you better, look at the D60 for a beginners outfit, the D90 for a mid/upper camera.
Hope this helps.
Rod, good camera is a tough choice based on everyone's needs. There was no perfect point and shut camera for regular consumer, at least for my needs, about year ago. We'll descuss the details next time we meet.
Did you have chance to post your pictures from CSR AC trip? I remember you had pretty cool looking SLR (I'm guessing Nikon). So, I'm expecting some nice pictures )
I downloaded them but there wasn't anything 'spectacular' in the bunch. I mainly used it just to capture the group per say on Fri and then Saturday I don't think I shot until the fireworks. For the fireworks I was regretting not bringing my tripod, and the drinks obviously didn't help too much with hand held night shots.
I'll see what I can dig up.
BTW - I shoot with an older Canon 30D.