What if you had $5000?

Started Nov 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 7,467
Re: What if you had $5000?

Darrell500 wrote:

Just for fun if you had $5,000.00 to put into camera gear for semi pro work, such as weddings, concerts, studio portraits, fashion and seniors, which gear would you buy?

I'm curious because I have a bid of about 4K from KEH for all my gear except a couple shg lenses which I might keep in case I pick up a EM1 at a later date. I can throw another $1,000 into the pot giving me only $5000.00 US to work with, not a small amount but not large either when trying to buy into a new system, so where to start, any ideas?

Had I bailed a couple years ago I would have gotten a lot more for this gear. I thought about selling individually but KEH makes it all so simple send it all off and collect your money.

Hi Darrell,
If as you say this is for semi-pro work I'd go for a brand new body,  and look for value in used lenses.

D610 or 6D for the body,  then as already suggested,  a quality f/2.8 zoom in the 24-80mm class,  And I'd suggest a fast prime f/1.8 or faster for doing those subject-isolated portraits that FF cameras are so good at.
If you go Canon I suggest you look at the Yongnuo flash equipment which is 100% Canon compatible at 30% the price.


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