I've been asked quite a lot lately what kind of camera I have so I thought I would share the details with y'all in case anyone else is wondering. I currently shoot with an old Canon Rebel XT. I think it's about 5 or 6 years old. The poor thing has been dropped, scratched and yet still has served me well. Many people look at my pictures (for the record I don't always care about my picture quality when I blog so don't judge my camera for my laziness) and say, "wow, what kind of camera do I need to get a picture like that?" I would like to privy you to a tiny bit of information that you probably are already well aware of or maybe not. The camera is definitely not everything. Yes, it is extremely helpful and will greatly impact the clarity of your images and nicer cameras have so many more features to let you manipulate lighting, motion etc. but some other things to consider: lenses are also very important and lastly 99% of the people whose pictures I oooh and aaah over, edit their pictures to suit their liking. My pictures often come out nice but, sometimes a tad too dark for my liking even if I meter them correctly so I usually lighten the images with software on my computer. I also try really hard to use the manual modes on my camera as often as I can because I am able to get better exposures than what the auto setting captures for me. These days you can get great pictures with a nice point and shoot camera so don't feel like you have to spend a lot or go all out! If you are wanting a professional grade camera such as the last two I've shown in the pictures below, the 50D and the 5D are absolutely amazing (also very expensive) and would be a great invenstment if photography is your passion. I love that cameras have come such a long way and are getting much more accurate in auto mode so everyone can enjoy great pictures now!
What kind of lens do I shoot with? I am poor so I shoot with best quality offered for the lowest price....(well, I am by no means poor but, I will say I would definitely upgrade my lens if I could afford to but, for now I am very content with the one I have)...I shoot with a Canon 50 mm 1.8 f lens. It was about $100!! Seriously, for the quality it offers you really cannot beat that price. It is a prime lens which means that it does not zoom in or out and is designed primarily for sharp portrait style pictures. It has flaws as all things do. Color wash out being the most frustrating thing but, this can be corrected with a few simple editing steps. Otherwise I love it. The reality if if you love photography, work at it with whatever camera you have until you can upgrade. I used to do photography challenges with my point and shoot in manual modes and loved it! I am currently saving my booty off for the Canon 50D. I would love to buy the Mark II but, for now the 50D will be a very nice upgrade, especially since I am pursuing photography as a career at this time. I have a whole slew of nicer lenses that I will invest in eventually. Any questions? What camera and lens do you currently shoot with and what camera and lens would you love to have?
I'm saving hard for the 50D at this time. It has so many features that my current camera doesn't. I'm giddy with excitement about owning it someday...but till then, gotta be patient. :-)
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