Teen son DSLR options (He maybe going pro)

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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.

Just look used market and see what you can get. Once you've got specific options you can evaluate if it's worth keeping current lens or not.

You failed to mention if the current lens were enough for him. He's got the focal range spectrum covered but only with slow zoom. Perhaps a cheap fast prime would be a better addition?

I don't know if in Malaysia it is different but I wouldn't think of a 15 yo shooting weeding? It doesn't make sense to me.

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