Teen son DSLR options (He maybe going pro)

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BodkinsBest Regular Member • Posts: 335
Re: Teen son DSLR options (He maybe going pro)

101101 wrote:

I am in a dilemma of sorts, trying to guide my son to which system and camera to use.

I inherited some camera equipment from my late brother.
I gave my son the Sony SLT55 with kit lens and we are in the process of repairing a zoom lens with a stuck aperture ring. He has been shooting since he was 10 and 3 years with his current setup. His shots have improved to a point that he is shooting professionally with his current setup at 15 years of age.

The rest is a smorgasbord of various lenses and lighting.
The notable lens includes a 28-135mm macro lens and 20-35mm (3.5-4.5). Both of which are made in Japan Canons. One Sigma 150-500mm (5-6.3) APO HSM. They are all Canon mount lenses.

My question is....should he buy a body to suit the lens or sell it all and move to a new system?

The caveat is that he will be self-funded and he has only one gig which is paying a fair price. Before I forget, we are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kindly detail your decision thank you.

If he's happy with the way his lenses work on his current body then stick with it. No sense in switching systems and mounts if he's content. Although if he feels the need for more speed/MP/features tell him to do some research and see if anything would satisfy the desire for better hardware.

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