Help me buy a camera?
September 25, 2011 5:54 PM Subscribe
I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories?
posted by mewohu to sports, hobbies, & recreation (13 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I have about $750 in amazon.com credit and have been wanting a digital SLR for years. I still have a film Canon EOS Rebel G and the 28-80mm lens it came with (though it could use a cleaning) so I want a dslr that the lens would work with. I'm looking for gear that is appropriate for an advanced amateur or beginning professional. Specifically, I am interested in gear that would be useful for portraits, macro shots, and/or landscapes.
I want a camera body (obviously), but also lens, protective gear, and accessories recommendations. (And anything else you can think of.) Because of the $750 limit, does that mean I should be looking at used gear? I would definitely sacrifice newness if that means I can buy higher quality equipment.
So far, I have looked at Canon T1i, T2i, and XSi cameras and a 50mm f/1.8 lens.
Ultimately, anything you recommend must satisfy two conditions: able to be found on amazon.com and compatible with Canon.