Hello to all,
I really need your help.
I always loved photography, I had until now a Canon Powershot A610 but I just got married and my first son is on its way so I want to buy my first reflex.
Even though I know Canon and Nikon have both great cameras, I decided to go for canon since I think the menus are much better (easier and faster access, the building quality also better especially on some of the lenses, and the built in focus motor).
I honestly was thinking in Buying a basic entry camera Canon 1100d, because from what I’ve read the difference between the pictures taken by any of the entry level cameras (1100d; 550d; d3100 or d5100) is not that great and I have serious doubts that I can take real use of the video function of these DSLRs that is another reason why I putted Nikon 3100d out of the way.
But when I started looking to the packs available in Portugal for the 1100d I got a little disappointed. I think canon is really making a big effort to separate their cameras from each other.
The only pack available with stabilized lens is with a 18-55, and what everyone tells me is that a 18-55 lens in very limited and that in a few moths I’ll be looking for another lens to work with and I’ll spend more money after ,then if I would buy a better pack now.
So I started looking for the body only and lens apart and I found a good deal for the 18-135 canon lens stabilized 349€ with the body only (399€+349€) 748€.
The real question comes now, there is also available a pack of the 550 with the same lens for 849€ with of course Full HD, more ISO, and a 1M dot screen, but does is it worth the extra effort?
So resuming I have four questions for you:
Do you think 18-55 lenses are really a poor lens to entry the SLR world and should I go for a all terrain 18-135?
Do you think the 550d is worth the extra 100€?
Does anyone with a 1100d or 550d can tell me if they actually use it for
filming (normal people please
no pros for this one)? Is it relatively easy to keep the children focused when they are running if you shoot with a closed aperture for example?
Please a really appreciate you help on this, it’s the first time a really look to DSLRs and I’m a bit lost.
All help is appreciated