Upgrade Advice?

3 months 1 week ago #683858 by Hwheeler
I currently have a Canon T2i and am looking to upgrade, whether that be in lens or in camera body.I really only take photos as a hobby, but I care enough to want my photos to look as professional as possible. However, I've had problems with getting sharp landscape photos... particularly of trees in the distance and clouds on the horizon.I purchased a Canon EFS 15-85mm with Image Stabilizer a little over a year ago based on online reviews, thinking it would be an upgrade from the broken Tamron 17-50mm I had before. I do like that the Canon lens has a wider range, but I just don't like how my photos are turning out. The Tamron took sharp photos, so I'm considering going back to that and upgrading to the verison that has VC.All that said, I'm also wondering if it's time I save up for a new camera body, but I have no idea what would be the best camera to aim for. Would the latest Rebel or version of the Rebel really be any better than my T2i? Or is there a better camera out there that would be a step up without breaking the bank?Thank you in advance for any camera or lens recommendations!


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3 months 1 week ago #683863 by garyrhook
That camera design is 10 years old. A lot has happened since then.

We don't know what would "break the bank" for you. You can shop just as easily as anyone else.

Taking photos of things far away means atmospheric interference, which is counteracted with a small aperture. Those Ansel Adams pics? large format camera at f/64 (I may be exaggerating a bit).

You don't explain how you've arrived at your conclusion on "not sharp". You don't define "better"? You don't mention shooting conditions (noon, dusk, sunny, cloudy?) You don't clarify settings? And you don't provide any image examples to clarify shortcomings you wish to overcome.


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