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rdt123
17-02-12, 09:34 AM
Hello,

I have never really had a camera worth more than a 100. We are going on our honeymoon in July and will be spending three weeks driving from california to phoenix via yosemite, grand canyon etc. We really want to buy a decent camera and i am particualrly interested in having a wide enough angle lense to take some great landscape shots.

I have looked at the EOS600D and the lumix G3 , any thoughts?

thanks

Rob

wave
17-02-12, 02:29 PM
its really difficult to say get this or that, if i was in your position i would look at a canon sx40hs it should be wide enough and long enough.
I f you went the DSLR route then you would need to invest in another lens too go with the kit one. That said the best pictures will come from a DSLR but you would need to practise a lot with it to get the best out of it. Have a nice trip

Chris Cool
17-02-12, 03:27 PM
I would go for the 600D as it has Eye level viewer, live view, hot shoe flash and swivel screen. Canon EOS600D review (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/digitalslr/128870/1/canon-eos-600d-review-rebel-t3i-review.html)

You need the widest lens you can afford as there is a Focal length multiplier of x1.6 on each lens Read what that means here (http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Glossary/Optical/Focal_Length_Multiplier_01.htm)

For example. A 28mm (film equivalent) lens when fitted to your the 600D will in fact be a 44.8mm (film equivalent) lens. Which is not very exiting when doing extra wide shots.

The standard 18-55 lens that comes with the 600D will become 28.8mm - 88mm which is quite a good range and should cover most situations. With an editor. Images can be sharpened up in post process. Try it first before looking at wider lenses from the likes of Sigma etc., if your budget will stretch to it.

So, to help you on your way. Here is a link to the sister site of WDC, Amateur Photographer where I have listed lots of free programs to help with your photography Clicky (http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?88333-HOW-TO-POST-IMAGES-amp-LINKS-Plus-Free-programs) Look down the bottom of the page for PIXLR Image editor and my tutorials...

Also, learn how to use a DSLR. Look at Canons basic DSLR tutorials and learn how to use it and find out about ISO, Exposure, Depth of Field, Aperture priority, Shutter priority etc in picture form – this applies to all makes of cameras Clicky (http://web.canon.jp/imaging/enjoydslr/index.html)


If that's all too much for you and you're not printing over A4, then take the easy route and get this Panasonic Lumix TZ20 (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/compactcameras/editors-choice/128848/1/panasonic-lumix-tz20-review.html)

I shoot with the Panasonic TZ7 - see the zoom range and quality Clicky (http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?71760-TZ7-zoom-range-%287-images%29&highlight=zoom)

Cheers!