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« on: August 03, 2016, 04:35 »
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Hello, I'd like to get a tip on a camera that will be mostly used for light tent photography intended for stock. Never used a reflex camera before, only pocket ones. Any advice on what can I get for 400-600$? Will I need additional lenses?


« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 09:08 »
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i guess it's like painting or music;
beginners always ask the question, what "professional" equipment i need to shoot "professional" quality???

as the violinist asking an old man how to get to Carnegie Hall, got the answer, "Practice, practice and more practice, my son!"

these days, any used camera will do. just brush up your basics in photography and grow along with your skill, you get a better camera. by then, you will know which camera and lense you need.

to get back to inspire you,  ... a long time ago, a lady went into a used camera store to buy
a camera so she could also, like you, begin to shoot for microstock.
a few years ago, she celebrated to sell her millionth download... and is still one of the most
popular and humble top sellers in istock.
 no name required, as she would appreciate i don't sound her horn for her.

Benozaur

« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 10:09 »
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i guess it's like painting or music;
beginners always ask the question, what "professional" equipment i need to shoot "professional" quality???

as the violinist asking an old man how to get to Carnegie Hall, got the answer, "Practice, practice and more practice, my son!"

these days, any used camera will do. just brush up your basics in photography and grow along with your skill, you get a better camera. by then, you will know which camera and lense you need.

to get back to inspire you,  ... a long time ago, a lady went into a used camera store to buy
a camera so she could also, like you, begin to shoot for microstock.
a few years ago, she celebrated to sell her millionth download... and is still one of the most
popular and humble top sellers in istock.
 no name required, as she would appreciate i don't sound her horn for her.


True words...
Anyway an entry level Canon or Nikon will be a good start. Just do your research first because you will probably want to stick to one brand because camera bodies change but the lenses that you buy could last your whole career...

Can't go wrong with this:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/945054-REG/canon_8595b003_eos_dig_rebel_t5i.html

Or get a used canon 550D on ebay.

I started with the Rebel t2i and it was great.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2016, 04:59 »
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I Started with a 600D (I think that's the T3i) and I concur that they're really good for the price. If there are still any new ones around then $600 wouldn't be a problem. Second hand, you'll probably have enough left over for the f1.8 50mm lens. 

« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2016, 09:52 »
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Leica M + 35mm summicron

« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 17:17 »
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why in Gods name use a light tent?! you spend your whole day cleaning up images in post, invest in proper equipment, you'll end up wasting money on crap like light tents

« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 19:05 »
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iPhone should be fine.


 

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