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gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 8:27PM
Hi guys

It appears I am getting a bonus this year for Christmas from my employer. As this is my first ever bonus I am going to spend it on something I want not a bill or anything. So I've decided that as I love photography that I should invest my money into my hobby.

Current Equipment:

Canon EOS 400D
18-55 stock lens
50mm f1.8 (bloody ace lens)

Manfrotto 190XproB tripod with 3 way head (which I am thinking about replacing.

Wire Remote
IR Remote

The 400D and stock lens I've sold to my sister as she loves photography but been a single mother she can afford new. So got another 150 coming in the new year sometime.

Type: I generally like landscape or architectural photography. Also like Macro and portraiture. but not too bothered about sports.

Camera wise I was thinking 7D or something close, and I would like new not second hand.

Lenses:

10-22 Canon or Sigma 10-20 for the Landscapes
Tamron 18-270mm for everything else,
I have the 50mm for portraits
and would have to look at second hand for a macro lens


So I don't really have the experience to know what lenses and camera to go for and this why Ive made this thread, as I'm sure there will be other people in the future in a similar situation as me.

Gareth
jazzygf 17 537 Scotland
11 Dec 2012 9:14PM
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11 Dec 2012 9:17PM
With 1500 plus I would go for a 60D rather than a 7D if you are not into sports. You can get one for new for just over 600 now. Spend the rest of the money on the best glass you can afford. The Tamron is a good all purpose lens but its image quality is inevitably compromised at each extreme because of its large zoom ratio. The Canon 10-22 is a good choice for landscapes. Remember the 1.6x crop factor. Perhaps you could look at a midrange Canon zoom such as the 24-105 or 24-70.

I know you said you wanted to buy new (apart from the Macro lens) but i would seriously think about buying good second hand glass rather than buying lesser quality new glass.
gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 9:18PM
Hi Jazzygf,

Thanks for the link, I will check the prices with Panamox and DigitalRev.

Gareth
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Dec 2012 9:23PM

Quote:Type: I generally like landscape or architectural photography. Also like Macro and portraiture. but not too bothered about sports.

Not quite sure if you need the 7d, as you won't fully utilise the fast frame rate etc.
What you like just shout full frame camera to me. But your money won't go too far if you insist on new.
So, for cropped sensor new, maybe a 60d or a 650d would be more than enough for what you do, and spend the rest on lenses.

Ah....Umberto just said the same thing
gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 9:32PM
Hi Coleslaw

Hmmm 7D = 694 and the 650D = 522 difference of 172

Point taken, its 172 pound towards a another lens.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
11 Dec 2012 9:37PM
The 60D with either the 17-85mm IS, or 18-135mm IS.

This would still leave you with a fair bit, 650 or more,for second lens + other bits and pieces.
gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 9:37PM

Quote:With 1500 plus I would go for a 60D rather than a 7D if you are not into sports. You can get one for new for just over 600 now. Spend the rest of the money on the best glass you can afford. The Tamron is a good all purpose lens but its image quality is inevitably compromised at each extreme because of its large zoom ratio. The Canon 10-22 is a good choice for landscapes. Remember the 1.6x crop factor. Perhaps you could look at a midrange Canon zoom such as the 24-105 or 24-70.

I know you said you wanted to buy new (apart from the Macro lens) but i would seriously think about buying good second hand glass rather than buying lesser quality new glass.



Sorry I probably didn't write my opening post correctly, The camera I would like to be new. Lenses I will settle for second hand.

Gareth
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Dec 2012 9:39PM
Are you sure of the 650d price? Price of 650d on Panamoz is way over the top. It is 410 on digitalrev!!!!
gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 9:39PM
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Dec 2012 9:57PM
With the money leftover after the camera, you could get used lenses like sigma 10-20 for landscape, a sigma macro 105 and a canon 24-105 for walkabout. If enough money left after that, get the canon 70-200f4 non IS.
gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 10:02PM
Hmmm, I always thought that the 70-200F4 ( are we talking L series ) were very expensive? and arnt these best used for Sports?
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Dec 2012 10:04PM
70-200 L f4 non IS is not very expensive. It is very good for portraits too as you can blur the background nicely when zoom in.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
11 Dec 2012 10:04PM
There good for landscape and portraits as well Smile
gareth01422 13 213 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 10:15PM
ah right, will have to have a look at them.

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