you might want to consider a 60D - they are inexpensive these days. But, there is no shame in starting out with the cheap option to see if she likes using DSLRs.
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Newegg has it for 59.99 when using code LR5CM. I wasn't sure if I should upgrade but the deal is too good to miss out on.
But shooting on full auto and refusing to learn any other modes AND calling yourself a photographer is what I was referring to. The post was a reply to the "do you think either deserve to call themselves photographers?". Just my way of saying hell no!
Now, if they can use full auto as well as other modes to create stunning images then yes I would say that person could be called a photographer.
You gotta know the limitations of your equipment and be able to push yourself and be creative. That person Roo was talking about sounds like the opposite of that.
Sorry, but I can't resist posting this link about...how to be a Professional Photographer:
MWAC Attack-Episode 1: The Camera
I get tickled every time I watch this..or the ones that follow in her series....
On my recent trip to SF, I went to the SF Flower Conservatory for some orchid shots and they were having a butterfly display. Much easier than doing it in the wild.
5D3, 70-200f2.8Lii @ 190mm, 1/160s, f/9, ISO 2500, handheld ambient light.
C69A1140-dpp-c by EricJ777, on Flickr
Design fitting for a Storm Trooper!
Thanks. Even with my T1i I'm able to do well at 6400 with Lightroom 4 and I rarely really even want to go bigger than 2.8 (although 2.0 comes in handy in our wretched gym with the 100 2.0).
Although the new lenses 24, 28, 35mm IS are great, are not as light and cheap as can be EF-S lenses.