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Old 04-17-2017, 07:18 PM   #1
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I am headed to Saskatchewan in November and looking for a good camera for both wildlife photography and for taking more pics of my boys. I don't want to go cheap but I don't need the Bentley model either. Suggestions?
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:15 AM   #2
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It's always good to provide a budget range. Also, do you want to be able to buy more lenses later? Or are you just looking to make a single purchase and don't care about expanding? I think you'll get more responses if people have a little more info to go on.

B&H Photo is a good source of info and you can read reviews... https://www.bhphotovideo.com
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:23 PM   #3
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$1000-$1500 and I would like to have the option of changing lenses down the road.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:50 PM   #4
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I'm no pro like a lot of guys one here, but i really like my Canon equipment. With your budget you could get some nice stuff. As suggested, do some research. I bet you find some good deals on some really nice equipment. Good luck ~
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:54 AM   #5
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Lenses are generally a better investment than camera bodies. A good lens will remain a good lens, but the technology in the camera bodies changes rapidly, especially with regard to things like ISO performance. But in the new market, your budget will buy a pretty good body or a very good lens, but not necessarily both. So you're probably looking at a decent body with a decent kit lens to start off with. Something along these lines would probably fit your immediate needs and be a good starting point to expand your hobby...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._t7i_dslr.html

That's just one I pulled up real quick as an example. To be clear, I have no experience with that camera or lens, I'm just partial to Canon. So don't take it as a recommendation. You should continue to research, compare specs, etc.

Another approach would be to look for good used equipment. In which case, I would probably concentrate on lens quality, with the intention of upgrading the body at a later time.

I know this isn't a lot of help, but maybe it will just give you some things to think about.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:53 PM   #6
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I would avoid the Rebel cameras and go with the "professional" models. They just seem to be built better. It's hard to beat a new 70D or used 5D Mark II or 7D Mark II in your price range and add a used 24-105 L lens. I would lean towards the 5D Mark II over the other 2.

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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._70d_dslr.html

5D Mark II
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...d_mark_ii.html

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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...d_mark_ii.html

BH doesn't list any used 24-105's, but you can usually find one for $550-$650
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:06 PM   #7
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I've got a 70D and I'm thinking of selling it. Why? Because I just saw the Nikon P900, all in one camera. And for only $520 at Wal-Mart
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I want to take it on our bear hunt to Alaska next month, chomping at the bit to buy one.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:03 PM   #8
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I've got a 70D and I'm thinking of selling it. Why? Because I just saw the Nikon P900, all in one camera. And for only $520 at Wal-Mart
YouTube it.
I want to take it on our bear hunt to Alaska next month, chomping at the bit to buy one.
I considered one of those to kick around with though I'm a Canon shooter. Not being able to shoot RAW killed it for me though. It is a nice one though. Held one while out shooting bird photos one day.

Canon has an 80D out now.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:32 PM   #9
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Looking at the Canon EOS and Nikon D type of cameras
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:38 PM   #10
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I'm a fan of the Canon Rebel series. Good bang for the buck, and easy to use. Look at http://thedigitalcamera.net/canon-eo...he-difference/
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:00 PM   #11
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Sony alpha A9 mirrorless is probably the best out there if you can find it.
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