From previous comments on posts I’ve gathered that I have some professional or semi professional photographer readers. I’m sure there are plenty of you who are great amateurs too who know a thing or two about cameras. I need your help and input, please!
I started using a DSLR about 4 years ago and got the amateur “entry model” Canon ESO 400D, aka Canon Rebel XTi or Canon KISS Digital X (depending on which country you’re in). My baby has served me well having used it daily all that time.
Now I’m ready to pass Rebel on to Wille, who’s really excited to get him, and upgrade to a more advanced or semi professional model. But which one? I don’t know whether to upgrade one step, two or maybe even three. Cameras are expensive and I want to get good value for my hard earned cash but I also don’t want to skimp and feel the need to switch again in a couple of years time. I think I’d rather pay a little more to get the camera I can use for several years to come. So we can become buddies you know, like Rebel and I.
The two strongest contenders that I’ve narrowed it down to after doing some research are Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark II. There’s quite a big difference in price between them with the 7D being the “cheaper” of the two. The 5D Mark II is full format though which I would love. Oh, and yes, I’m sticking to Canon, I’ve always been a Canon girl even back in the pre digital days with a T50 hanging around my neck.
How do I chose? I’ll mainly use the camera for interior shots and close-ups and I want to start trying some (home) studio photography too. Also, what lenses would you recommend for what I'll use them for? I’ll definitely get a 50 mm f/1.4 but I’ll need a zoom lens too.
So, all you photographers out there, professional or otherwise, I’m all ears! Thank you!
Images from Canon.