yeah yeah the perennial question discussed ad nauseam here and everywhere else but there're always variables which affect it each time, confusing me everytime so pls bear with me. the common beginning of any reply to such a question is,'that depends on your needs....'
as my nick indicates, i'm a cityscape and architectural photography lover - just initiating into it (ref. my introduction). have an old canon ixus 50, and everyone everywhr indicates a DSLR is a must, so the local canon showroom suggested i start with an entry-level EOS 1000D Kit (EFS 18-55).
first, what i KNOW i want and dont want:
outdoor/landscape - yes
night photography - YESSSS
portraits/products - no
sports/moving obj. - no
video photography - NO
flash- a part of every camera, i know, but not a big fan of flashes, probably out of ignorance! not very happy with its use as such, and after learning about the interplay of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and trying very amateurish night photography, i'm excited at possibilities in available lighting, esp full moon or single lights. very keen to pursue that, particularly in B&W.
budget - utpo $1,500 (all inclusive-camera, lens, tripod, shutter release, etc.)
from what i've read here and around, the obvious limitations of the 1000D to me seem -
- 10.0 MP
- max ISO 1600
- 2.5" LCD
Does this mean if I pursue the hobby VERY seriously, i'll have to upgrade very soon??? what would be the next-model option? canon of course says tilt-and-shift is a must for architectural photography, but i have some way to go before i go THAT expensive, right? esp. given so many differing opinions online on their very need...
what abt other lenses? as a starter, do i need more than the kit for architecture? i read somewhr if i'm gonna go for the kit, i might as well save my money and use a PnS!! is the kit THAT useless? whats next in lenses then? (maybe 1-2 for now without complicating my life so much i give up!)
attaching a comparative chart of the EOS 450D Kit II (EF-S18-200), EOS 1000D -Kit (EFS 18-55) and the PowerShot SX210 IS (surprise surprise - for its price & features, it doesnt seem a total throw-away!) http://www.canon.co.in/compare/produ...3=1424&lang=EN
or some other model perhaps? can u help?