A lot of people get hung up on having the latest and greatest of gear in the hopes that the camera will make them a better photographer. This does have a little bit of truth to it, but as far as camera bodies go, I don’t believe that truth carries much weight. Lenses is a whole another bag of worms I’ll get into another day.
For example, the two camera bodies I have pictured here are my two go to bodies. The Canon 5D Mark iii is a wonderful camera that pretty much as everything anyone could ask for in a body. However, I still love shooting with my old Canon 1D Mark iiN. In fact I shoot with it quite often as long as the conditions(decent lighting) are right. Sure the screen isn’t tac sharp and your not going to impress anyone with your old camera, but the auto focus is great, fast fps and most importantly it produces great image quality. Oh and if some one tries to robb you, you can knock them out with your camera because it’s like hitting someone with a bag of bricks!
Anyhow, I just wanted to show the Canon 1D Mark iiN a little love because it seems people have pretty much written off this camera. I understand the allure of the new bodies like the 5D Mark iii, but an old body can still give you great results. I use my oldie all the time! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
I’m far to new at this to begin purchasing the newest gadgets out there…I do have to admit I would like a new lens…I’ve got 18mm – 55mm and I find it is limiting…having said that I was told I should learn how to use the lens and camera before I make a purchase…I’m trying to be patient… 🙂
Hi Heather, thank you for taking the time to comment. All though you should of course learn to use your camera, I strongly disagree with the advice on continuing to use that lens. It’s not the worst lens ever, however you are going to get MUCH better results with another lens. I’d suggest picking up a Canon(or Nikon) 50mm 1.8, they are around $100 and you can get professional results using that lens. I guarantee you will be much happier with your images once you start using that lens. Using a prime (fixed focal length) might take a bit getting used to to when your used to that zoom, but all you need to do its either walk closer or farther back 🙂 Trust me, that lens will amaze you! It is still one of my favourite lenses.
Thank you Rob for taking the time to respond to my comment in such detail…I’ve heard of this lens before, but being so new wasn’t sure if this was right for me? I guess the only way to know is to try it out…I appreciate the suggestion, there is so much out there it is difficult to choose without the help/suggestions of those who are more experienced. 🙂
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