« on: November 08, 2014, 10:53:55 PM »
Again thanks everyone for the advice lots of good points.
As to why the want an slr, they have an interest in photography and like most novice users they associate good image quality with slrs and want the best pictures.
Regarding primes, I think they teach some really important lessons regarding framing and depth of field, as well as generally being higher quality then zooms at a comparative price point. Also i think primes are the cheapest way to get the shallow depth of field look to photos that people associate with an slr, particularly when shooting portraits.
I think the video point is a good one, i like both the 600d and 700d for their video abilities particularly the rotating screen.
I will see if they are interested in refurbs, but we don't get many in Australia, but i do rate the 60d quite highly