Is sony Alpha DSLT/DSLR the right platform for learning photography and growth?

Started Oct 21, 2012 | Questions thread
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MrCool77 Junior Member • Posts: 44
Is sony Alpha DSLT/DSLR the right platform for learning photography and growth?

Hi all,

I am graduating from the world of P&S (FZ 50) to SLRs and was intrigued by SLT A57s reviews and what i saw at the store. I was looking to order one and dedicatedly learn photography (as a hobby not profession).

However, when I met our Photography coach before enrolling in the class, he advised me against going for Sony and asked me to choose Canon or Nikon. He cited multiple reasons, range of lenses and equipment, Service options and also that the Sony platform will not be the right investment from a growth perspective.

I still like a57's the SLT technology and features (which seem to be better than entry level Canon, Nikon) but I am also confused now as our coach is photography veteran, professional and specialist in industrial and interior photography and his views certainly come from a lot of experience.

I also dont want to invest a lot into a entry level camera, but certainly want something which can be my learning platform for next 3-5 years. Also i will only invest in a few basic lenses to begin with 1 or 2 (suggestions welcome) but again would like to see if I can use them even when I change/upgrade cameras.

Since there are so many great photographers who have experience with Sony and other platforms, i would appreciate your guidance and thoughts on this issue.


 MrCool77's gear list:MrCool77's gear list
Sony SLT-A57 Sony a6000 Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM +1 more
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