01-03-2017, 01:21 PM
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I switched (after 6 or 7 years) from Canon to Sony. The a6000 with a Zeiss 16-70 lens is great for walking around and has amazing image quality.

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 01-03-2017, 07:52 PM
  • GreeneMD
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Sadly my iPhone 6.

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 03-03-2017, 12:29 AM
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Mike to be honest, most cameras in a given price point are going to be about the same in quality.

First, If I was new to this digital photography I probably wouldn't start that expensive.

Find something a bit cheaper and it will teach you exactly what you want.

Even when later you have that state of the art monster, you will still be glad to have a knock about camera for grab shots that you didn't have the big gun for. Also with less to loose, you may take it to places you wouldn't think of taking the big gun....

When people ask me what kind of computer they should get I explain that this cannot be answered by me but if they get any computer at the local place they get that stuff, after just a very short time they will know exactly what they want in the next one.

Believe it or not, there is a longer learning curve to mastering a digital than the old 35mm for which we can no longer get film.


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 03-04-2017, 07:47 PM
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For simple look for a Cannon around 300. You will learn about digital and when your ready to move up you will have a second camera around for grab shots ( where you might not take or have that big one with )

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 03-16-2017, 12:42 AM
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(09-04-2012, 06:28 PM)MickToley Wrote: Thanks.  Could you guys post some links or let me know some places to shop around?  Basically, I'm looking for something simple for a beginner to use that takes quality pics and good close ups. If I need to spend a bit more for a lens on top of what I'm willing to spend it's not a problem.

Something simple would be a Cannon but a ton less than 650, say around 300. Use that to learn about digital and if you move up later you will have a good camera   to have around for  Grab shots.

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 04-30-2019, 05:01 AM
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I had a 35mm film roll Canon, an eos 650.
I was an amateur but had fun with. Somehow I lost interest in photography 20years ago.

Along came smartphones and ... photography built in themSmile
I started to take pics with them.

Some 2 years ago I bought from reptile funds
a Canon eos 6d Mk II and hoped ti get along with my old ef 35-135 and 100-300 zooms.
Those weren’t disappointing but a Sigma 50mm art f1.4 opened a can of worms.
Sigma 20mm art, Canon L 100-400 Mk II, EF 100mm f2.8 L IS USM macro, 35mm L Mk II 1.4 and Canon 17-35 L f4 were added.

Still an amateur and a lot of glass to carry around, but I love itSmile

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 04-30-2019, 11:05 AM
  • RyznRio
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I have a Lumix FZ 1000. in your budget. 

1 inch 20 megapixel sensor.  (always know the size of your sensor)

25-400mm non interchangeable zoom lens. the camera is made by panasonic. the lens is made by Leica. (what sold me)

weighs 831g = 1.83lb with card and battery in place.

records 4K video (doesn't care if the human eye can appreciate that level of sharpness or not)

excellent image stabilization and color reproduction.

shoots in raw or jpg or both at once.

does more than I will ever ask or realize that it can do. (I just care that it takes great pics)

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