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Old Aug 24, 2010, 7:24 PM   #1
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I currently own a Canon Rebel XTi with a Tamron 28-300mm lens and a 430EX II Flash. This camera works well for me, but I want something that gives me photos that are more professional in quality. I am primarily using it to photograph my son (he's 3 months old); although, I am hoping to start a photography business and will use it to photograph babies and children. Possibly a few weddings too. My questions are:

What camera would you recommend? Or should I just get better/different lenses?

What lenses do you recommend for either the XTi or whatever camera you think I should buy.

I would like to spend less than $3000, but if it is a little more that is fine.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 7:31 PM   #2
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canon 5dmkII or nikon d700 if you want to go pro with the highest image quality. If you were looking a bit less money, the canon 7D or the nikon d300 with their aps-c sensors. These would be excellent starts. But I would go with the 5d or the 7d only because you already have some canon stuff. The 430EX II would make a great slave flash with the 580EX as the master.
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portrait photography is more about the lighting and backdrops than anything else. Then comes lens quality then finally the camera body. Weddings are a completely different story -body, lenses and flashes are all important.
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Plus you would need backups of all things!!
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