Beginning into photography

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AlbertTheLazy Veteran Member • Posts: 7,640
Re: Beginning into photography

Hight Fly wrote:

I love to learn, this is my passion, therefore I am ready to invest time, may it be months, to learn how to perfectly use my camera and to cover all the possibilities it offers.

An interchangeable lens camera will give you more possibilities. Definitely.

I am prepared to carry the extra weight, because I used to wear my father's DSLR when I was a child whilst hiking. Since then, I have never wore a mirrorless camera, so I don't know that I'll lose.

For most purposes having a DSLR or a mirrorless of about the same standard is immaterial. 95% of the knowledge that you gain will work with either.

For a beginner with the chance to get a good camera for free the choice is obvious, to me.

Take the D300. Shop carefully for an older, hence cheaper, zoom to use with it and if you have any money left over get a cheap fast prime -- f:2 or faster in the 35-50mm range.

Use that combination for a year and then either build on it or decide what would suit your (by then known)  needs better.

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