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What's a good mid level digital slr camera to start with?? seen few posts saying going with entry level is pointless so wondering where to start as so many on the market Read More
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4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
What's a good mid level digital slr camera to start with?? seen few posts saying going with entry level is pointless so wondering where to start as so many on the market
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4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Try Cannon 1200 D, I have one a fairly cheap option to get use to all the features of a Dslr.
#2
Get a Nikon 5d
#3
Budget?
#4
don't wana spend more than 500 really
#5
I'd get a second hand top end one that's a few years old.
I use a 20d Canon for an everyday camera cos it's a really sturdy and it can handle a few dings.
Studio cam's a 1d/5d.
The lenses are the most expensive part of photography.
#6
Buy a camera body with a lens kit. They are basic zoom lenses which are great for starting with.

Your next step should be a prime lens with better f stops for low light photography and more creative shots.

The lenses won't be too expensive for DX cameras, but will cost a lot more if you purchase a body which is FX (full frame).
#7
Canon 750 or 760d. Brilliant for the money if you want new if not get a lower level. If you do but new have a look at camera price buster to find cheapest.
#8
Ask yourself first - why donI need an SLR. I do I am a photographer and people expect you to run around lugging a great big slr with lenses.
Personally I never bother carrying one for my own use. There are plenty of amazing bridge cameras and compacts that produce results that will meet most people's needs.
I have a Canon 5D, mk II and mk III. Plus an old 40D and a 60D.
Someone mentioned a Canon 20D. . I used to use these excellent starter camera. Smallish viewfinder fly today's standards and I think 8 odd mpx. Which to honest is enough.

For myself I would get a Panasonic LX7. ....brilliant compact with a great fast lens.

For something slightly smaller and some will argue better the Sony RX100. A mk I if you can find one. Great camera.
#9
I like atmospheric black and white photos...I have a Nikon think it's a D3200....has a great guide on the Nikon to help you to learn the more manual side of photography but sadly you can only turn images black and white after taking. I believe the Canon ones in the same price band have a Black and White photography option.
#10
DizziSquirrel
I like atmospheric black and white photos...I have a Nikon think it's a D3200....has a great guide on the Nikon to help you to learn the more manual side of photography but sadly you can only turn images black and white after taking. I believe the Canon ones in the same price band have a Black and White photography option.
use the monochrome option in picture controls?


Edited By: brilly on Dec 07, 2016 23:12
#11
to op, you say 500 budget
is that all in or to start?
you need to decide what photos you want to take whether landscape, macro, wildlife etc
cos each type could probably use a different lens (or more)
if you get a camera with a fixed lens rather than interchangable like dslr (why not seemingly considering a mirrorless?) it will generally do maybe one/2 of these things well or all of them okayish (or badly)
but the plus side is you can cut down what you carry a lot etc
#12
Hi Brilly, well it may be me ...but I have only found the monochrome function to work after taking the photo. I would like to see the shot in black and white before taking and I thought, on the Canon a friend had, that there is a dedicated Black and White function allowing you to do just that?
#13
I'm with Teezgaf - look on Ebay, you can get a decent second hand high spec camera for a reasonable price.

My mate bought a very old battered EOS-1D that was ex paparazzi with over 100,000 photos taken. And he took some cracking shots with that, one of them won a competition in a magazine.
#14
Alot of the pro's I know are now going back to film too.
Still got an AE-1 Program and a Eos 1V HS. Two of the best camera's I've ever owned.

Dizzy on the Canons change parameters in menu to B/W and will show B/W on screen when image taken.
#15
DizziSquirrel
Hi Brilly, well it may be me ...but I have only found the monochrome function to work after taking the photo. I would like to see the shot in black and white before taking and I thought, on the Canon a friend had, that there is a dedicated Black and White function allowing you to do just that?
well tbh i dont have a nikon so unsure but that seems odd that it would change after and not before
you are going to picture control via menu and not using the retouch function?

on my camera it applies the effect to the preview screen and jpeg whilst leaving the raw untouched

could it be a live view thing on your camera?

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