A&P Getting ready to get a 350d, hep meh

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by insomnia, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    46,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Korea
    Like I've said before I'm just starting on my own and learing as I go. Soo....I'm going to get the body & lens, carrying case and 1 gig CF but what other basic shit should I get? I will be doing alot of landscape photos, what kind of filters should I get?

    Also if I'm going to be spending this much of a rebel would it be worth the extra bucks to get a 20d? Thanks in advance :hsd:
     
  2. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,689
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    UV and a circular polarizer. The polarizer is great to use in landscape type of shots.
     
  3. vizual

    vizual → 190½ ЯBI ←

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2001
    Messages:
    13,086
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gouge Eye, Ca
    If you're just starting out the 350D should be a great camera. Plus with the money you save by getting it you can invest in all the other things you'll need, like filters, a lens (maybe wideangle, for landscapes) and I'd also suggest getting a good tripod.
     
  4. SoonDubu

    SoonDubu The most honest moment in a man's life is the five OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Messages:
    54,974
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    donde esta?
    i'd get the 20d to begin with.
    it's still a reasonable size vs the 1ds....

    and i believe in getting the best gear.
    reasonably priced, that is.

    i hate getting the lower end items, and upgrading in pieces.
    trying to sell this and that, trade it up, etc etc....

    if you are fairly certain that you will use it, make sure you bought something you won't be second guessing...

    i.e. camera envy.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2005
  5. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    11,348
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you want to save money, go with the 300d, if not go with the 20d....definitely worth it over the 350d. I personally just bought the 300d and am spending money on lenses because I don't really need the extra features of the 20d, and 6.3 megapixels is plenty for a nice 11x14 print
     
  6. JordanClarkson

    JordanClarkson OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2002
    Messages:
    59,955
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Go Dodger Blue!
    I agree, go with the 300D. Landscape photos don't require much of a camera and wide angles are expensive. If you were shooting sports I'd go with a 20D or Minolta 7D as they take excellent low light photos.
     
  7. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    11,348
    Likes Received:
    0
    you can get the 300d cheap too..less megapixels + better lens is better than more megapixels and a shitty lens
     
  8. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    46,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Korea
    Thanks for the answers guys, I appreciate it :hs:


    I found the 20d for just a few hundred dollars more but how user-friendly is it? :noes: I assumed both cameras were close to the same quality, or at least I would get better results with the 350d just starting off....seems more like the person shooting than the camera. By the time I know what I'm doing and become good with the equipment something much better will surely be out anyways.

    I noticed filters vary mm's in size, is that the thickness of them and how much they filter out? What is the average one people use? :hsugh:
     
  9. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    46,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Korea
    I will also be shooting aircraft so I wanted the AI servo on the 350d, but mostly I'll be doing landscapes :hs:
     
  10. vizual

    vizual → 190½ ЯBI ←

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2001
    Messages:
    13,086
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gouge Eye, Ca
    the filter size is the size of the end of the lens. my 50mm prime uses 52mm and my 28-90mm uses 55mm. It all varies depending on the lens you have.
     
  11. JordanClarkson

    JordanClarkson OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2002
    Messages:
    59,955
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Go Dodger Blue!
    You'll probably be focusing at infinity all the time shooting aircraft :dunno:
     
  12. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    46,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Korea

    I doubt it, I can get pretty close :hsd:
     
  13. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    46,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Korea
    ^^

    bump :hs:
     
  14. CRC

    CRC New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Messages:
    14,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PDX
    5fps + dial on back = the win
     

Share This Page