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A question on lens or camera upgrade.

Discussion in 'Photography Forum' started by Jellyworm, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    I m still using my faithful Canon 400d that I bought in 2007 (I think). Recently though I am wanting more in less than brilliant lighting conditions. I ve got my head around the "exposure triangle" and still I m lacking the sharpness in landscapes that I see from others images.

    So do I save and upgrade the camera....but that will no doubt end up as a kit with a similar lkens to the kit lens I m using now. Or,
    Do I go for a 50mm prime lens and if so what Canon fit lens ?

    Any thoughts ?
  2. Glenn Kilpatrick

    Glenn Kilpatrick Blenny Staff Member

    Depends how much cash you got Dave :) I think an upgrade in camera would serve you better than a new lens at present.

    My Fuji Came with kit lens and I know that combination knocks spots off my Canon with any of its more expensive lenses on.

    For Pounds spent I believe the Fuji mirrorless systems will be better than most other cameras in the same price range.

    Kev and Miff, @supersonic and @West Cliff Miff also opted for The Fuji and both are in love with their purchase.
  3. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    Which fuji is it ? I ve got a lumix dmc lx3 compact but the fixed zoom lens leabes me wanting at times.
  4. Glenn Kilpatrick

    Glenn Kilpatrick Blenny Staff Member

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015
  5. Glenn Kilpatrick

    Glenn Kilpatrick Blenny Staff Member

  6. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    I won t be affording one of them anytime soon.....can still wish though. ;)
  7. jimlad

    jimlad Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    The Canon 50mm prime lens seems to be an excellent lens for indoor, low light pictures of people. Landscape photography i'd opt for a wide angled lens, but it depends on budget. I've purchased a 14mm Samyang Prime lens which is awesome, very low aperture and great for night time photography as well (have a look on youtuube for examples). The Canon equivalent is a hell of a lot more money....

    I used this on a Canon EOS 100d, tried it out the other night, but i'm still a learning novice at the moment. I'm trying to get the milky way, but haven't travelled far afield enough to get away from light pollution


  8. jimlad

    jimlad Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Forgot to mention, Canon do a 28mm Pancake lens which is supposed to be good for the price. Tiny as well, so good to carry around

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