I am starting a photography program at a community college. I have done some research on Canon cameras and have decided that it is the brand of camera I wish to purchase. If anyone can give me a little insight on which model would serve me best and which lenses would be best to start out with, I would really appreciate it.
It is a little hard to give you any advice since you didn't tell if you need a film or digital camera; compact or with interchangeable lenses; what kind of photography you plan to do (indoors, outdoors, nature, wildlife, portrait, sports, landscapes, nature, reporting?), etc. Also, you may want to ask the teacher(s) at the college for advice.
What did you base your choice of Canon on? Canon makes excellent cameras, as do a number of other companies. Knowing why you zeroed in on Canon, may make advice more applicable to your situation.
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It's a 2 year program, and initially they want us to have a 35mm film SLR that can be switched from auto to manual. I've based my choice on a canon because of the availability of lenses and accessories available used at fair prices.
The Canon Rebel K2 or T2 make a perfect fit. They have the auto to manual feature, and make great beginner camera's. K2 goes for about $200, while the T2 goes for about $300. The K2 does most of the features though, and rec. that model. Have fun.
Thanks Doyer, I bought an Elan 7e yesterday, got it for $210 with three lenses. I think that it will do the trick.
Man! you got a bargin........Have fun! I have an older Elan IIE and I wouldn't sell it that cheap, love the camera, still don't use all of the bells and whistles....