Thank you for all your advises I have truly appreciated them! But I'm leaving now.

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
s_grins Forum Pro • Posts: 12,237
Re: Thank you for all your advises I have truly appreciated them! But I'm leaving now.

Stepside wrote:

My camera buying strategy. Or my: I want to make photos, manifesto
(for those off us who don't earn a living making pictures...............)

About equipment
1.  Read everything there is to read, even forums like this one
2. Talk to everyone there is to talk to (about cameras)

Make a purchase based on your acquired fragile knowledge  It will probably be the wrong one, but your learning. Buy one extra lens if you absolutely have to, maybe not the most expensive.........

Are you happy? Go to 3. Not happy with your choices? Read on.

Sell your camera (and maybe/probabaly lenses) you will lose money Photography as a hobby or semi prointerest, is not about making money).

Go back to 1 and 2

Make a new purchase based on your not so fragile knowledge, and stick with it. Read on.

3. Buy the best lenses, not the best you can afford, buy the best, If you cant afford them save. Be very clear about what you really need. No one, that's not professional, NEEDS more then 3 lenses (maybe 4..................)

Stop reading forums like this one, don't read tests of new hardware  don't buy magazines that contains reviews of equipment (types)  you already have!...............

Make photos, make pictures....make art....even make what you like the best ..

When your camera breaks, go back to 1, but this time, only read about what camera fits your lenses!

Exceptions to the rule:
If you buy a big heavy DSLR like Nikon 800 or Canon 5D you are permitted to buy one decent compact, NOT RX1, its to expensive , buy RX100 (to give you an example).

I'm  puzzled!!!

What camera do you want? What for? Do you already have something? Smartphone? Are you happy with something you already have?.

One thing I agree with you: do not go forums! DPR reviews are more than enough. Forums drive many folks crazy.

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Panasonic G85 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S +3 more
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