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On my continual quest to decide if a DSLR is right for me, I will ask the sameish question I've been asking (trying to gather as many opinions as possible.)
I'm debating this camera package. But, I'm not sure I'm ready for it. I'm currently using a powershot and I'm happy with some of my photos, but I do find it struggles in low-light conditions or when it's at its maximum zoom. (It's very grainy when at 54mm focal length.)
I know most of my shooting opportunities are likely within the range where my powershot works fine (moderate to good lighting, target between 1 and 10ft away). I guess the question is, would I appreciate the DSLR, would I use it, or would I squander its features. Should I try and expand my horizons using the powershot, or does it not feature enough manual settings for me to sink my teeth into?
What about for night and macro shots. I know I wouldn't get a macro lens right away (I've looked at the prices, I know.) That being said, I know the T5 probably has much better ISO for night shot and much more manual control than my Powershot has. If I was interested in some of those, would it be a different question?
I guess I'm just trying to determine if it's worth the investment for me. This is the particular package I'm looking at. I know that extra lens is worth a decent amount on its own and having the better distance would be great for places like the zoo or other outdoor shots.
Sorry for the long diatribe, just really looking for good advice on this front.
I have been researching cameras for a while now and ran across many that have looked good to me, in reality I know very little about them. My goal is to purchase one before the end of the year so I can become proficient enough to use the damned thing during my adventurous bus trip next summer. I would love any feedback I receive.
Ran across this deal most recently and it seems the most logical for my current needs (lots of landscape, tourism, and documenting trip)
my father owns an older model Canon and I have been lead to believe that some of his lenses would also fit this camera.
Should I purchase this for my first DSLR?
Does anyone have any feedback on this camera?
Is the following bundle worth my time/money as a beginner? I've spent some time with my mothers Sony a580 and I really enjoy the feel and all of the options. Just looking for something comparable that isn't going to prevent me from feeding my family <_<
I did some Amazoning before I posted. Amazon has a Canon Rebel T5 and two lenses going for $499.99.
Personally, I would recommend starting somewhere around this kind of DSLR that way you have some growing room!
Welcome to the photography club! It's a lot of fun and quite addicting!
I started with a Canon and an 18-55mm lens along the lines of this. Very user friendly and great quality pictures. Refurbished models in general are a great deal- what's more important is that you look into investing in lenses that you can use in the future.
In August, my wife and I will be going to New Mexico to visit some family. We're planning to do a day hike up a mountain and I was hoping to take my camera (Cannon T5 bundle), but I'm not sure what kind of gear would be nessisary/needed for a hike that wouldn't be too strenuous to take along. I am very new to photography and have a somewhat limited budget so I don't need anything too fancy, just anything that will make the hike easier, or help me get better photos.