So you got this 1500 dollars and,,,,,,

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by alphacat, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. alphacat

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    Your going to buy a digital camera setup, you know , camera body, lens, filters and some extras maybe.

    What would you buy and why?

    I hope I'm not beating a dead horse with this thread.:deadhorse:
     
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    what do you want to do with it? What kind of photography? Your choice of lenses will depend on it.
     

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    That would be entirely up to you.

    Myself, I'm a point and shoot kind of guy...I figure there's no body to look at them but me so who cares, right?..



    I guess I didn't ask the right way.
    I'll try it this way..

    Would you use the money buy a cheap camera body and spend the extra money on lens and other stuff or would you buy the most expensive camera body and one cheap lens?
     
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    Me? I thought you were buying it for yourself?
    If I were going to spend $1500, provided that my normal income did not suddenly disappear, I would probably buy a good camera body, like Canon 30D ($1K at B&H) and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8. Than I would start saving for the 5D and some expensive prime lenses and keep the 30D as a backup. ;)
     
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    Just starting out doing photography....I'd buy a Canon Rebel XTi kit, extra batteries, compact flash cards and classes.
     
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    with all seriousness, ;)
     
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    I agree with you on the class thing. I took photography in college and enjoyed it a lot.
    I see that you can take classes online from several sources.

    I'm starting to think I should get into digital.

    The pictures you all are posting on GT are outstanding.
     
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    Canon XTi to start (I have one)
    Canon 28-135mm USM IS lens (I have one)
    Bag tripod filters




    Gas for your car
    Load up and go!

    I love shooting the Indiana countryside.:banana:


    P.S. Don't forget your Glock
     
  9. Halliday

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    My comment on classes was in no way personal. Sorry if it came out that way. My whole post was what I'd recommend to anyone stating out in photography :)

    Heck, feel free to ask me any photo-related question you want. My website is listed in my sig.