A&P Want to get into Marine Photography

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  1. momoarrowz

    momoarrowz New Member

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    Hey All,

    I want to a get a DSLR with a good macro lens for coral photography and decent all-around lens for fish photography. I plan mainly to start with aquariums (i.e. my home one first). Then moving to underwater photography when i start diving again in the spring.

    Any ideas on a good body/lens? Just got the xmas bonus and im itching :wiggle:
     
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    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    well I can speak from my experience..its a PAIN IN THE ASS..the blue hue will drive you crazy.. i recommend saving for a hard case..as the cheap soft plastic cases are almost impossible to use (I own one)

    for a body a camera that gives good high ISO values is great..this generation of semi pro cameras are all good (d300, 40d, 7d) the case will set you back about 1.5k and of course you need a good fast lens
     
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    the 40d kits are kind of expensive hovering around 1400, i wanted to keep the body+lens to around 1000-1100.
     
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    you are seeing into the future :eek4:
     
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    hmmm well I guess you can then buy a 30d o a d200..those are going down in price extremely fast these days since the new generations came out.
     
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    a 40d is not out of the question, but is it that much better then a 30d which is 500 less?
     
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    IMO yes, the 30d to 40d was a much bigger upgrade then the 20d to 30d was
     
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    Wish I could answer that question..I don't know.
     
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    Is that strictly due to the crappy lens that comes with the 30d? the 18-55mm ES-F or something
     
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    20d to 30d was more of a firmware update than anything else, and a larger LCD.

    40d adds quite a bit more, but that $500 difference would go a long way towards the lenses and other accessories you'll need that will make a much bigger impact on image quality than the difference between 30d and 40d
     
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