New to this site, first post for me & new to the world of DSLR...!
After years with a point & shoot digital camera I have decided to take the plunge and go back to slr camera. I have spent too much time (!) iin the last 10 days looking at various sites, reading reviews etc that I have thoroughly managed to corner myself as to what camera I should purchase.
Generally I prefer to buy as well as I can and having started looking at a Canon 450 (as there are some good prices around at present) I convinced myself that the 550d would be a better long term investment.
No problem - until I followed advice I saw on many of the forum sites and went to physically handle the camera, at which point I was also shown a Canon 50d with a Cannon EF 18-200mm IS lens which the retailer was very much trying to steer me towards as opposed to the 550 with Canon & 18-55mm & Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Lens . No doubt I prefer the feel and build of the 50d and the retailer did a good job of telling me that the d50 lens with IS was a better lens (is it?) and I could add a converter if I really wanted zoom...aaahhh help.
My useage is familly, holidays, occasional sports and general photography. No doubt I enjoy it and if time allows I will experiment further and try different types (I particularly like Black/White pics) but to start it is very much general use.
I've looked at reviews and comparisons but there is soo much tech jargon that it makes it very hard to decide for a "novice" and I wonder how much of it really makes a difference unless you are operating at a semi-pro level. Aplogies for such a long post but damn - this is confusing! Any comments gratefully rec'd.