Selecting Camera

Started Jun 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
miketala Regular Member • Posts: 269
Re: Selecting Camera

If you have no prior experience using a mirrorless or DSLR camera I strongly you also buy a book on photography.  These are different beasts from small point and shoot cameras.  Knowing how to control everything, and why you might want to change things, such as the aperture, will give you a much better experience.

For example, I got a G3 a couple years ago to take pics of my kids and my pics looked like crap at first.  I freaked out.  The camera was far more complicated than the point and shoots that i came from.  So I bought 2 ultra basic photography books that were highly rated on Amazon, read them quickly (they were quick reads) and now I have a ball with the camera.

I got the 14-45 lens and also the PL25 f1.4.   The zoom is good, and the new 14-42 is good too.  But the PL25 kicks ass for taking pics of my kids and it mostly lives on my camera.

Here's just a couple of examples of what you can do with the PL25.


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