..what do you do with your camera ? Leaning towards PRO- does that mean studio work ? Assignments ? Doing lots of closeups or telephotos ? Sports and Action reportage ? Magazines ? ---all for the $$$$ ?
I wish to move into the Digital age. Something up from my old reliable Minolta Maxxum 5000i SLR. I would like something that leans toward Pro Level at least 8MP. So I have been thinking either Nikon D70 or Cannon EOS 20D. I have been going back and forth and back and forth thinking I would pick whats really the better of the two.
The problem is that some of the little Point and Shoots are creeping up with admirable qualty however no SLR. Like the Luminex with Carl Zeiss zoom lens, Man I was so surprised at the distance and the quality of the image the camera could produce. I think it was even capable of the RAW format maybe not. It was impressive for just $500 or so dollars. Again I know its just a little P&S.
Them there is the new EOS 5D that Cannon just made out of the 20D. 12.8MP. Man!!
What I really wanted was the EOS-1 Mark II Ds But I ain't got the $8Grand and thats just the Body. But I will someday. The point is what to buy now with about a $1000 - $1500 general budget when these little guys are getting so powerful and I am way off on budget for the 12.8 or 16.7 MP cameras that draw more toward the PRO level. After all Half the Job is the Right tools.
Any of you members have any professional input for this Remedial learner.