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10/12/2020 02:38:53 PM · #1
So I recently made a post asking what a good budget mirrorless camera is, but in talking to my mom I now know that I don't need all the expensive and top of the line stuff.

Hi, my name is Aiden. I'm 13 years old and I have just picked up photography. I currently have a Canon EOS 50D, and I have 3 lenses for it. The Tamron 28-75 f2.8, Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6, and the Canon 50mm 1.8 II. I am thinking of upgrading to an app-c camera. It can't be too expensive because my mom will be getting it for me for Christmas. I am thinking about getting the Canon EOS 90D, but I also want to know what lenses I should get and other good accessories that you guys have and recommend.
10/12/2020 03:08:55 PM · #2
I think that the biggest question is, why do you want to upgrade? You have some smashing len's right there as well. Your 50D is a mid range great camera. The 90D is over $1000.

Have a look at the Users of the 50D and their photography , maybe that will help. 50D
10/12/2020 03:31:03 PM · #3
My camera has actually had some issues recently and also the front dial doesn’t work and the autofocus doesn’t work sometimes
10/12/2020 03:48:19 PM · #4
I believe you already know that APS-C is a crop body so the lens that you have let's start thinking about those first

1. 28-75mm f2.8 --> f/2.8 is really good but that 28mm would actually be 28*1.6 = 44.8mm which would be near to 50mm on full frame camera meaning this lens won't be really wide enough
2. 10-20mm --> Now this one would actually be like 16-35mm on full frame camera which is really wide for the camera that you would like to upgrade to
5. 50mm --> is like 80mm 1.8 which is really good for portrait so keep that one, it is one of the best lens and really nice bokeh.

meaning in case if you would like to have another APS-C camera then I would say look for 90D but then get raid of 28-75mm and get something more like 17-40mm which would be 27mm on full frame camera and other wide angle would be covered by your 10-20mm.

OR

you can keep the same lens, get 90D and use those what you have and then after few months buy new lens that way mom doesn't have to pay all at one time but slowly.
10/12/2020 03:53:21 PM · #5
Ok

Message edited by author 2020-10-12 15:53:55.
10/12/2020 04:05:29 PM · #6
What type of photography interests you the most? If you like landscape, the 10-22 is a great lens. If you're interested in wildlife, look for a used 100-400L. (not the 100-400L II) Here's a used one from adorama for just around $700.

The vast majority of my ribbons were won with that lens. L series, sharp, really nice. Great on the crop sensor, as well.

10/12/2020 04:42:01 PM · #7
Mostly landscape. How much is the 10-22 and also I have a 10-20 so I might go for the 100-400
10/12/2020 11:37:28 PM · #8
Originally posted by photoboy19:

Mostly landscape. How much is the 10-22 and also I have a 10-20 so I might go for the 100-400

Your 10-20mm is just fine. No need to switch that out. Ditto your Tamron 28-75mm, which is one of the great 3rd-party performers. I'd suggest you look into the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM: it's got better-than-average image quality, a USM motor, 2nd-generation IS, and is relatively compact and lightweight. It can be had new for a tad under $500.00 if you shop around. You won't find a decent Canon 100-400m L, even first-generation, for less than $700.00 and they are a BEAST to carry around and use. I know, I've had one.

Message edited by author 2020-10-13 00:03:35.
10/13/2020 11:34:27 AM · #9
I see you have sony cameras and lenses Bear. Do you use them?

Message edited by author 2020-10-13 11:40:40.
10/13/2020 12:06:45 PM · #10
Originally posted by photoboy19:

I see you have sony cameras and lenses Bear. Do you use them?

Hi Aiden, Robert's partner, Penny, here.

Robert lists all the cameras in the house on his profile and may use them occasionally, but I'm the primary user of the Sony camera and lenses. I recently also used the Canon fisheye on the Sony for the first time which was fun.

ETA: Robert used a Sony mirror-less camera and Sony lenses for many years so he IS talking from experience

Message edited by author 2020-10-13 12:08:38.
10/13/2020 12:11:37 PM · #11
Oh ok.
10/13/2020 03:34:04 PM · #12
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by photoboy19:

Mostly landscape. How much is the 10-22 and also I have a 10-20 so I might go for the 100-400

Your 10-20mm is just fine. No need to switch that out. Ditto your Tamron 28-75mm, which is one of the great 3rd-party performers. I'd suggest you look into the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM: it's got better-than-average image quality, a USM motor, 2nd-generation IS, and is relatively compact and lightweight. It can be had new for a tad under $500.00 if you shop around. You won't find a decent Canon 100-400m L, even first-generation, for less than $700.00 and they are a BEAST to carry around and use. I know, I've had one.


It definitely is heavier than the 70-300, but the quality is SIGNIFICANTLY better. You're young. Bear's ancient and decrepit. For only a couple hundred more, I'd get the first generation L. :P

(I removed my canon lenses from my profile, because I sold them. But I used them for 15 years.
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