Camera Musings

"Nothing i would trade my new Canon 400D for just yet...."

Thomas posted the above in our comments and it got me thinking (always dangerous).....

What *would* you trade you present camera in for? Regardless of whether you're a point-and-shooter or a pro, what features, real or imagined, already existing or not, would you trade your present camera in for?

As a brand new SLR'er (that's an awkward word), I can't imagine ever needed anything more (well, maybe faster). So what is it about the Nikon D70 or D80 (both supposedly better than what I'm using now) or a pro Canon camera that makes them "better" cameras? Is it just more megapixels? Bigger sensors?

A bigger sensor. I don't

A bigger sensor. I don't care about megapixels anymore. The ~10 megpixels in the 400D are more than enough for my uses. The thing i will be spending my money on is lenses. Having gotten my first L lens (17-40 L) im going to save my nickels (or "øre" as the case may be) for a 200-300 mm ... single focal length L lens. Probably this one:
http://www.canon.dk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/EF_Lenses/Fixed_Foca...

/thomas

" The thing i will be

" The thing i will be spending my money on is lenses."

And they don't come cheap - not the good ones, anyway.

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Shawn King
Host/Executive Producer
Your Mac Life
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yeah, but i'm finished

yeah, but i'm finished getting cheap lenses, life is to short to buy a good camera body and put crappy lenses on it. Only L lenses for me ...

/thomas

"Only L lenses for me

"Only L lenses for me ..."

What's an "L" lens?
--
Shawn King
Host/Executive Producer
Your Mac Life
http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com

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