My partner Russell jokes about how I will research for 2 weeks before I make a new purchase. I'm not a 'throw-away-society' kind of person. Buying a new camera takes me a while!
My first real camera came from my Dad. I was super interested in photography by 16. He decided to trade me his Minolta XD11 for my snappy. Now that was a deal! I learned on that Minolta, used it through college and didn't go digital until at least 10 years after college.
Then I bought my NikonD60. Didn't have much money, so I bought what I could afford. And yes, it took me a while to pick that camera. I definitely wanted the most for my little bit of money. It was at least 10+ years that I used that camera only. And only with it's kit lens!
You definitely don't need the most expensive stuff. Though I'm not complaining when I get something really nice! Without a drive to create and an eagerness to learn, none of that matters. Make art with your phone or your point and shoot. Who cares what anyone else thinks. Art is about expressing yourself first. Then, with some strategy, you find all those kindred spirits who like your style, too.
So... after those 2 weeks (months) of research, I chose a Sony a7II . Not the most expensive, but with all the features my interests require ( at the moment)! More megapixels, manual focus for stop animation fun, amazing viewfinder visuals, allowing you to see your exposure adjustments before you take the picture, and way more that I won't keep listing.
Tip- Buy a lot of extra batteries! It's a hog. But so worth it!
Obviously, the best part of art is how every artist does something different with the same equipment! I love Surreal Abstract Art, Dreamy effects and Graphic stuff.
Check out my work with the Nikon and Sony Cameras. And, if you're a kindred spirit, decorate a wall!
And please! Post a comment with some of your work with these great cameras or tell me about your creations without the million dollar equipment! Or with it if you're lucky enough!
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