So everybody knows that a Digital SLR is much better than a point and shoot. How much better though? I would compare it to Home Brand ice cream against Gelato Messina. No competition there.
If you were a loyal long term reader, then some of you might realise the significant improvement in picture quality ever since October 2010. That was when I got my sexy Canon EOS 550D.
A good'o comparison picture explains all.
Point and Shoot
Same restaurant, same dish but totally different effect. You can see that the image is much sharper, macro effect is better and the image have a feeling of depth.
I bought the Canon 550D twin lens pack but once I started to tread waters into the world of DSLRs, I realised that the two lenses are crap and desperately needed an upgrade.
During the awesome lunch at Lotus, I hassled Mr. D about camera lenses. Comon, I'm not gonna miss out the opportunity to ask a photographer when I was sitting next to him!
Since there is an overwhelming amount of lenses and I'm a little dim witted in this area, I am now debating between 5 different lenses to use for food photography (I mainly shoot in restaurants with dim lighting).
This is where you guys come into play. Help me decide please!
Canon EF 24mm f2.8 $479.95
Canon EF 28mm f2.8 $319.95
Canon EF 50mm f2.5 Macro $449.95
Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II $149.95
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM $499.95
Obviously, these lenses are all within my budget but I am really having a hard time deciding what I should get cause the descriptions pretty much sound the same to me! Photography forums all say different things and I am now more confused than ever. I would be greatly appreciated if you can share your opinions :)
The descriptions and specs are all written in the links so please click to see!
All images of the lenses are taken off of the Ted's Camera website.