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Old Jul 18, 2010, 9:43 AM   #11
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for the reply. I have changed the canon kit lens as mentioned below. Now I have two questions.

Q1)For fashion photography, which one you prefer for me

1) Canon 550D with 18-135mm lens
2) Nikon D90 with 18-105mm lens

Q2) In future if I plan to upgrade the lens to produce more good fashion photoshoots work then from above cameras bodies which one is better for me?

ps: I have done some shoots with my semi pro camera SONY DSC H50, now i want to go for DSLR for some high quality work. YOu can see my work at www.eshban.com

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Old Jul 19, 2010, 5:16 AM   #12
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waiting for reply please
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 5:29 AM   #13
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It looks like you've taken some good shots so far. As for the camera, either option will allow you to create better photos than with the Sony, however, be aware that you will have new things to learn as all of a sudden you will find it harder to get everything in focus as the depth of field is narrower with a dSLR. This isn't a bad thing and actually it will help with getting backgrounds out of focus etc for your shots. I would personally say go with the the camera that feels better to you and then also consider a 50mm f1.8 lens for it as this will allow you to be even more creative with out of focus backgrounds and it's not an expensive lens on either option.

The D90 is a bigger camera and personally would be better for me as I have large hands, even though it is a lower resolution than the Canon.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:20 AM   #14
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Many thanks for the reply and help me in this critical situation. I have a total of US$1000 to invest on camera. It would be my first dSLR camera for fashion shoots so I need lot of things for learning.

Now I have following options
1) Nikon D5000 = US$660 in my country
2) Canon 500D = US$780 in my country (18-55mm lens)
3) Canon 550D = US$875 in my country (18-55mm lens)
4) Invest US$1000 and buy D90 or Canon 550D with 18-105mm lens
According to your suggestion, Please tell me that which option is best for me?
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 7:01 AM   #15
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I would go for a better lens so possibly the Canon 500D with a longer lens if that is a possible. It hopefully will be about $100 cheaper than the 550D allowing you to get another lens or put something towards an external flash which will be very helpful.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 7:18 AM   #16
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thank you so much for this. I really appreciate.
Will this option allow me to not change my camera till years?
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 7:24 AM   #17
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That's always a difficult question, it will depend on you but the camera will take shots equally good in 5 years time so no major problems there. Upgrading to better lenses and lighting will make a big difference as well as learning technique.

I know people shooting professionally with lesser cameras and creating wonderful images as they have the skill, lenses and light for the conditions they shoot.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 7:53 AM   #18
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thanks for such a advise
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 4:19 AM   #19
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One more question:
There are two lens kits available with Canon 550D
1) 18-55mm
2) 18-115mm

Can anyone tell me that whats the difference between these two, as I am not aware from this thing.

What will be the main benefit if I go for 18-115mm

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They are both consumer lenses, neither are great low light lenses or focus fast. But they are pretty sharp. The 18-135 is a good general purpose lens with some range. The 18-55 is a short range lens.
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