Begginer at Photography
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

This is a discussion on Begginer at Photography within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I was reading some posts for advice but am not sure I found the answer. I want this camera for ...

  1. #1
    Registered User Black XT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    957

    Begginer at Photography

    I was reading some posts for advice but am not sure I found the answer.

    I want this camera for shooting still backrounds but will once in a while use it for sporting events.

    What Camera and Lenses would you recommend?

    I am actually enrolling in a class at my local college to help with the 'learning' process. Thats not till July though.

    I see Canon is popular. But I also see Sony, Fujy ect...
    Any advice would help. Thank you.

    I did read that the Lenses are the most important part.
    By reading the post, Rebel XT with good lenses is the option.
    I am not doing this for a career or anything. Girlfriend is making me take Tango (I think) lessons so I am choosing this to do together. Relaxing and all.
    How much are the lenses? I was thinking a good one for action (moving) shots.
    Again, any advice would be nice.
    Last edited by Black XT; 04-22-2007 at 04:49 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by njazwrx
    is that after he attempts to rape my dead corpse?

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User big_sur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Goode, VA
    Posts
    46
    what's your budget like? the xt is definately not a bad choice and you could probably find a 75-300mm for around $150 although you probably want to get the kit lens as well. i mean granted neither one of these lenses are L glass but really the most important part is the person behind the camera and if you get really into it you can always upgrade.

  4. #3
    Registered User Black XT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    957
    Quote Originally Posted by big_sur View Post
    what's your budget like? the xt is definately not a bad choice and you could probably find a 75-300mm for around $150 although you probably want to get the kit lens as well. i mean granted neither one of these lenses are L glass but really the most important part is the person behind the camera and if you get really into it you can always upgrade.
    $750 to begin and then after the classes I will decide what other lenses. So the 75-300mm from Canon would be good to start?

    What is an L glass?
    Quote Originally Posted by njazwrx
    is that after he attempts to rape my dead corpse?

  5. #4
    Registered User big_sur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Goode, VA
    Posts
    46
    you could probably get the camera with the kit lens(18-55) and a 75-300 if you shopped around a bit. a 50mm f 1.8 is always a good option too and it'll really help you learn the basics but if you're looking to shoot sporting events you won't have the length you'll need.

    L glass is canons "pro" line and cost mucho $$$. if you've ever been to a pro sports game or something see photographers carrying around big white lenses, those are L glass.

  6. #5
    Registered User c00lbeans's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    2,222
    rebel xt is great for beginners and can handle most sports situations. 18-55 and 75-300 are good for learning about what focal lengths are good for what. a 50mm 1.8 is super sharp and nice for low light. you should be fine with this for a good 6 months. Shoot manual. NEVER auto. you dont learn with auto and you have no control.

  7. #6
    Registered User Black XT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    957
    Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by njazwrx
    is that after he attempts to rape my dead corpse?

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •