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Christopher Trauco

Purchase New Intermediate Camera vs. Older Professional

I have been largely absent from photography the last 7 or 8 years, this account is from some dabbling I did as a teenager... However, I am preparing to leave for Belarus for 6 months in January, and I really want to be able to capture the essence and spirit of the places I visit through photography. I have traveled the world, but all of my photos are just from regular point and shoots, they don't inspire the awe that others are able to capture.

I am wanting to purchase a quality camera, and I have decided on mirrorless... My budget is $500-800 USD, and while I would love the Sony Alpha A7R, I know that making such a purchase would be a mistake. I had settled on the Sony A6000, after much research. However, I also looked up the top mirror less cameras from 2013, and some of the enthusiast(around $1000) level cameras, I can now buy used for $250-600(e.g. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 or the fujifilm x-e2), just for the body, lens are usually separate.

My question is this, would it be best for me to buy an intermediate level camera like the a6000, or purchase a 2-3 year old camera for the same price, that would have been top of the line at the time? Some of the higher end functions, especially the superior iso and video recording capabilities appeal to me.

I know the Sony a6000 is a great beginner camera, but I wanting to get the best bang for my buck. I am enrolling in a photography at the local community college, so any thoughts or recommendations?
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hinizturgay

hi all, I need some advices about canon lenses.10-22 or 16-3

You must be using a crop sensor camera as the 10-22 is an EF-S lens and foes not fit the full frame cameras (like 5d).
with a crop sensor you must know that using an EF (not EF-S) means a multiplier of 1.6 to the focal length. So the 16-35 (which is a favorite of mine) becomes a 25-56. These are not close enough to do the same functions. The costs are not similar either as a 10-22 is a about $650 new and the 16-35 is about $1000 more. If you are beginning I suggest limiting the expense until you find your voice. Then spend resources there. You may find an specialty that pleases you and those lenses may be completely different than where you began.


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Timothy Cifers

Tripod and ballhead

I agree
14.02.14, 20:24
I agree
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