Friday, April 1, 2016
Photography Basics: Equipping yourself Part II
At this point in time, I am advocating that you purchase a camera that is about two upgrades behind. Let me explain with this example. Nikon now has a D5500 that sells for about $899.00 U.S. You can still find deals where there are new D5200's, or factory refurbished, or used with a five star rating, that sell for $319.00 (camera only.) The D5500, D5300, and D5200 all have a 24.1 MP sensor that is similar if not exactly the same. In other-words, the D5200 camera will do all you want it too, at a much lower initial cost.
What I am suggesting is that you put some thought into the situation before you invest. If you are headed to your local Best Buy or some other electronics or camera store, do not allow the sales people to sell you an expensive outfit at the onset. Make sure that you have the passion and you are learning the skills necessary to make great photos. I will cover a lot more in subsequent posts but I suggest that you read these articles from the beginning and keep up with them to gain further understanding.
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