What type of camera should I start with?

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Questions thread
Steve_in_FL
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In reply to Truong, Oct 14, 2012

Hi Truong, welcome to the forum.  Before I can answer your question, I need to ask you some things.

(1)  How much is the budgeted amount you wish to spend?

(2)  How good (and patient) are you at learning new things - especially technical things?

(3)  What species do you wish to photograph?  Tiny insects, and large and dangerous animals require very different lenses.

(4)  How serious are you about this?  Are you willing and prepared to spend significant time and money on this, or is this just a casual hobby?

(5)  What will you do with your photographs?  Will you post them online, enlarge them to poster size, publish them in texts or magazines, or print 3" x 5" snapshots only?

If you will answer these questions, we will be much better prepared to give you an educated and helpful answer.

Best wishes

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