Semi Pro Camera

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Semi Pro Camera
In reply to Aloke, Apr 23, 2013

Aloke wrote:

Hi Folks,

I want to buy a semi professional camera and have a budget of USD 1200 . I am evaluating the following options, please let me know your suggestions .

Option1: Canon 7D+ Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens ( Pro body with Cheap lens)

Option 2: Canon 60D + Canon 24-105 L lens  ( Cheap body with pro lens)

I intend to specialise  in portrait photography .

Also in intend to purchase it from,  so if any body has ever purchased anything from this website, please share your experience.

I would stay away from bestpricephoto, stick with a more reputable dealer like B&H, or Amazon.

For portrait work the 60D is fine, no advantage to 7D which is only better for sports. Previous posts are correct, lighting and PP skills are most important. Perhaps get a nice prime like the 50mm 1.4 (or even 50mm 1.8) which is pretty inexpensive, until you have more experience and know what you need.

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Sam K., NYC

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