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Camera Wars, Tammy Made Me Do It.Tammy Lankford wrote a post the other day titled Renee Burrows inspired me to spend money. Tammy was having issues with her Kodak camera and either needed to upgrade lenses or upgrade cameras. So after reading Renee’s post she upgraded her camera. She selected a new Nikon camera with a wide angle lens and the comparison to what she had been using was off the chart. She will be posting such nice photos online from now on and her competition had better get ready to be shown up.
I have also been battling with what to do about getting a new camera. I have talked with some ActiveRain Members and agents in my MLS to get their input about what they were using. I have even visited the local Best Buy to talk with a camera expert about what would give me the photos I desired. My issue is that I am wearing out cameras and having to buy a new one every year because of the large number of photos I take. The expert told me the little auto-shoot type cameras I have been using only have a lens life about 5000 shots. Well when I take about 100 per listing and go back and refresh when the seasons change or improvements are made, then a year is about it for me. I was not getting the quality I wanted either. So now let the Camera Wars begin.
Taken with my old Nikon Coolpix camera.
I have always bought Nikon Cool-Pix cameras and was fairly happy with their ease of use. Then when I joined ActiveRain, I saw really great photography and it made me yearn to have something that would do a better job. And then the post from Tammy about getting a new camera and what a great job it was doing pushed me over the edge.
So I furthered my research on the internet, making myself knowledgeable on the different types of cameras. First I had to decide what my goal was and what I was trying to achieve. It was to get really good inside photos of my listings and to advance into some beautiful landscapes and nature photos like my AR friends have been posting. I wanted clarity and great color from my camera. After reading dozens of reviews and comparisons, it came down to a Nikon 5100 or a Canon Rebel T3i. They were at the top of every single review list I read.
Now it’s Camera Wars; Tammy made me do it or at least she gave me a gentle nudge. I have decided on the Canon camera. The reviews say the color is excellent and Canon is known for its quality lenses.
Taken with my New Canon Rebel T3i. You be the judge, which is better?
My new Canon Rebel T3i has arrived and I love it. I will first need to learn all its many functions and then I can share some really good photography with my ActiveRain community.
Tammy got a Nikon, I got a Canon and we are both happy with our choices. So a thanks go to Tammy for giving me a push, inspiring me to spend money and starting the Camera Wars.
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