Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:16 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Default Any reason not to get this Canon set up?

I've been hee-hawing around try to figure out what would be a good starter DSLR for me to purchase to cover general photos (kids, traveling, family - no real specific needs) I am leaning towards a Canon T1i with the 18-55 lens kit and also purchasing the 70-300 IS lens to cover most of everything else. At around $1300 this is pushing (overflowing) the upper limit of my camera budget.

Any other configurations that I should consider?

Thanks
eswau is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
TCav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC, Metro Area, Maryland
Posts: 13,544
Default

That will be a nice setup. It will do everything you say you want to do, and do it well.
__________________
  • The lens is the thing.
  • 'Full Frame' is the new 'Medium Format'.
  • "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot.
TCav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:37 PM   #3
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,529
Default

well, I'll say there's one caveat - it wont do indoor family photo type stuff well - birthday parties, Christmas, etc. For that you'll need an external flash. What types of photos are you planning on using the 70-300 for? You might be better served going with something like the 55-250 and using money towards an external flash.
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:28 AM.