Buying a Digital SLR
I quite often get questions about equipment and especially buying digital SLR camera gear. It is a confusing bunch of hyperbole and marketing mis-information when you go and talk to the guy behind the camera store counter. When it gets right down to it, any digital SLR that is currently for sale is capable of delivering superior results compared to any 35mm camera or any point and shoot digital camera. That statement makes buying pretty easy doesn't it? Here are some of my myth-busting, bet you didn't know statements.
- A six megapixel camera will deliver a beautful 24x36 print. Anything more than six megapixels is overkill for most people.
- You don't have to buy an expensive lens to get good results - the 50 f1.8 lens that runs less than $100 can give you fantastic images. However, a good zoom isn't cheap.
- Buying a good camera won't make you a better photographer. Um, sorry about that. It will improve your ability to control things and not put a limit on the quality you can receive.