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Bozzdivine

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Introduction and the fist question
« on: May 16, 2023, 05:07:48 am »

Hi all! I'm new here and I've created this thread to introduce myself to the community. My name's Sasha and I've been into photography for years but as an amateur.

Now I think about becoming a professional photographer but I still need to learn a lot to make that happen. So, I hope to use this community as a valuable resourse and to provide my help to the other members to the best of my ability.

And my first question to the community will be: what is a better option for a beginner: Canon 650D or Nicon 3200? I'm chosing between the families now and hope to choose the best DSLR I can afford.
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2023, 09:24:34 am »

Welcome! And nice way to start a brawl  ;) You'll fit right in :) Nikon

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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2023, 09:30:12 pm »

They are both 5 letter Japanese cameras. Personal preference really. I am a long time Canon user and prefer them as I like buttons and dials over menus as I can move them without taking my eyes off the viewfinder. Go into a shop and play with them and also read the user guides and reviews.
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2023, 02:46:29 am »

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic, etc, there is lots of choice. Remember, though, it is not just about the body but also the lenses. Once you have made your choice you may find it difficult to change to another manufacturer in the future as you wil probably have body and lenses to change. OK you can get adapters but you may not want to do that. Also you may get stuck with an old lens system. As new mirrorless cameras are introduced new lens systems are also coming in. The Canon EF system, thieir mainstay for many years is one such lens system.

I have only changed manufacturer once. Choose wisely or it can be expensive.

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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2023, 05:19:55 am »

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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2023, 05:50:28 pm »

I've always been happy with Canon.
(Of course you can also shoot invaders with a Nikon, bu they'll keep coming!)
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2023, 08:33:18 pm »

pick the lenses with the IQ you need, can physically handle and walk around with, then get the body you can afford for now.
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2023, 10:21:44 am »

Sorry for the late reply but thank you all guys for the contribution! I think I will go for the Canon 650D body because it seems to be easier to find accessories for Canon cameras in my area. I will change the standard KIT lens with a 50mm one and see how it goes.
BTW, what do you think about buying used camera accessories? Is it safe?

Thanks! :)
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2023, 11:03:44 am »

most of my gear was purchased used. Go for "excellent" condition, at least a few week return period - full refund, and seller with excellent reputation. Test purcahsed gear as much as you can when you receive it. Read reviews on how complaints were handled if available. If buying locally, see if you can try in the store or meet seller and try,  at least.
i would not buy used batteries.
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2023, 07:03:53 pm »

Update - if you are serious about becoming professional then I suggest getting a full frame camera. I only had a Canon 350D for about a year before realising its portrait limitations and getting a Canon 5D2. Bodies are expendable but lenses can last forever. If you buy lenses that only work on crop sensor cameras then that can be a waste. Either brand is fine but I know a well regarded professional using Nikon that managed to shoot an entire wedding without having a card in the camera. You can't do that with Canon!
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2023, 04:53:50 pm »

Although I shoot Nikon - I say choose whichever system feels best in your hands. And also, rent before you buy!
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2023, 10:13:07 am »

Although I shoot Nikon - I say choose whichever system feels best in your hands. And also, rent before you buy!
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Re: Introduction and the fist question
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2023, 10:22:15 am »

I'm late to respond, but what kind of photography do you want to do? It's important to know.

Peter
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