Best used FF camera for artist/enthusiast

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Best used FF camera for artist/enthusiast
10 months ago

Let's say an art photographer/student/hobbyist wanted to go FF from crop sensor/small sensor current cameras.  Obviously, this person does not have a lot of money, so used equipment is probably what he or she is looking at.  This person has no FF gear so is open to any brand, and has no interest in zooms.  He or she would be looking for a body and eventually a very small collection of moderately fast primes in moderate focal lengths.  One good macro lens would be essential in the long term plan.

This photographer shoots mostly static subjects in the field (as opposed to in the studio), and has no interest in action, sports,  long tele wildlife work, or video. Good low ISO performance would be a plus, as this photographer works strictly in available light.

What should he or she buy as a first FF body,  and which first prime?  His or her favorite focal lengths are 35, 55 and 85-90mm.  What kind of budget would you say would be necessary for this initial purchase?  Is this something this person should do now, or will waiting a year change the landscape enough to justify waiting?

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