I have been reading and searching for info for at least a year, first off I am considering purchasing the 70D for its FPS and weather sealing, I haven't had one in my hands yet, I will be shooting ranch type work, normally dusty conditions, most shots will be of working dogs moving at times very quickly, I read somewhere that a pro used both canon and nikon dslr's
but never left his nikon in full auto, but could leave his canon in auto, my thinking i will be wanting to use auto while learning
I know it will take some studying and some practice, but do not plan on using full auto any longer then is needed.
I also read, that Canon's might be more user friendly then the nikon, menu's easier to navigate, I know both are excellent
cameras, in fact most reviews say the nikon has better image quality then comparable canon, but I also have read enough, to know post processing can fix most problems, and I have seen some awesome pictures taken with canons. I also know its the person behind the camera, so i know I have a lot to learn, and I am looking forward to it.
Thanks for any advise you can give me.
Yes, Any Canon camera with Kit Lenses that you have the most money that you want to start to pay for your new Hobby. But the most important thing to improve the quality of the photos are :
1) practice , practice and practice
2) If you live in USA. at your home city, There are Community college that offer the continueing education / Night Class = Photography classes, start from Photography for the Beginners, Up to the Advance in Photography + Studio Lighting---Yes, Take a classes as many as you want.
3) In your home city/ Home town, Ther might have the Camera/ Photography Club, and you just join them, to learn the new trick from the experts.
Yes, After 1 year of Learning and Practicing, You can buy more equipment according to your needs and your style of Photography---Such as, If you love to shoot the People portrait Photos = Get 85 mm. Lenses, If you fell in love with the photos of Butterfly or flower= Get good Macro Lens or The Tube and use with your Kit Lens----Yes, If you love Birds Photos= Yes, that are the big money to buy the Long Zoom Lens or High cost Prime 400, or 600 mm Lens.
Yes, The Best source to improve your Hobby Photography = To come to read and Learn from This Great CR. Web site---Yes, We have so many PRO, and so many High Level of the photography Expertise Members that can help you to understand the problems.
Good luck to your new Hobby.
PS. Yes, My son = 32 years old man, start to love Photography Hobby in last year, And He start like I write to you too. NO my son can not learn from ME, His Daddy---Ha, Ha, Ha---Because when I teach, He start to talk back to me, and I can not stand it. And I give up, and let him learn from some one else.