Semi Pro Camera

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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skanter
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Re: Semi Pro Camera

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 http://bestpricephoto.com,  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.

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/bestpricephoto_5

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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