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Old 07-31-2013, 06:45 AM
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Do you have a brand preference/budget?
I do not have a brand preference. I have a my Cannon Powershot that I really like, but I don't have any sort of brand loyalty to Cannon. But I know that this jump is going to push me to brand loyalty. Once I collect a lens or two from one brand, I am unlikely to want to switch to another.

I also don't have a real budget in mind yet. I want something that is beginner friendly, but with enough oomph and control to not become a frustration after a year or two.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:51 AM
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Yeah, I would say a rebel would be good. If you want to save a little you can find older versions to buy used. They're nicely affordable cameras new or used so you can sink some money into lenses, that's where you'll really want to spend $$ *laments*.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:29 AM
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Well I shoot with a Canon, so I'd go with a Rebel. I started with a T1i and loved it. They're up to a T5i now so the older models can be found used for good prices. I'd go that route and invest in a nice lens, especially if you want to take better action and low light shots.
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Well I shoot with a Canon, so I'd go with a Rebel. I started with a T1i and loved it. They're up to a T5i now so the older models can be found used for good prices. I'd go that route and invest in a nice lens, especially if you want to take better action and low light shots.
What's your favorite lens for dog action shots?
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What's your favorite lens for dog action shots?
I'm pretty thrilled with my 80-200mm f/2.8...although you weren't asking me
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I'm pretty thrilled with my 80-200mm f/2.8...although you weren't asking me
Your input is equally valuable you shoot with a Nikon right? I want a new lens but I'm stuck on where to go for less than $1,000. I love love love my 85mm but it's not a zoom lens which kinda sucks.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:43 AM
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Your input is equally valuable you shoot with a Nikon right? I want a new lens but I'm stuck on where to go for less than $1,000. I love love love my 85mm but it's not a zoom lens which kinda sucks.
I'd recommend to you what kady rec. to me, 70-200mm f4. The non is ones run about 5-600 used from what I've seen, is ones more like 900. It's a really nice lens, going to buy one or possibly the 2.8 v sometime.
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What is it that makes each lens more or less expensive? I randomly got this lens for my birthday two years ago and really like it, but I would like something a little nicer... I'm just not sure where to start analyzing them, spec wise..?
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I'd recommend to you what kady rec. to me, 70-200mm f4. The non is ones run about 5-600 used from what I've seen, is ones more like 900. It's a really nice lens, going to buy one or possibly the 2.8 v sometime.
Yup, that! 70-200mm f/4 (non IS) is what I have. It's also a great portrait lens. It is NOT good in low light though.

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What is it that makes each lens more or less expensive? I randomly got this lens for my birthday two years ago and really like it, but I would like something a little nicer... I'm just not sure where to start analyzing them, spec wise..?
How sharp the images are/image quality, how accurate the colors are, speed of focusing, how durable the lens is (weather sealed, etc.), how low the fstop number goes (important for low light), whether or not it has image stabilization (not sure if it's a different term for nikons?), etc. is all going to effect the price, to name some things. When I'm considering a lens I like to go on flickr and search tags for the lens, and see what kind of photographs have been taken with it.

Oh, and Kady, sorry for not capitalizing your name, was on a phone and didn't notice.
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