Digital beginner (35mm amateur) asking for advice on the first camera

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rurikw
rurikw Veteran Member • Posts: 3,126
Re: Digital beginner (35mm amateur) asking for advice on the first camera
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I don't know which lenses you have but they will probably not all perform well on digital. Depends on your expectations. With APS-C or M4/3 you'd crop the likely soft edges away but the more tightly packed sensor isn't easy on the optics. My 50mm film lenses do fine on M4/3, all other focal lengths so-so or bad.

If in spite of the above, you feel attracted to FF, I've been looking at a Canon RP. Saw one for under 600€/$ on eBay. AFAIK among FF mirrorles only Canon has fully articulated screens which I consider important, particularly for macro, YMMV. Budget allowing you could get an adapter and build up an assortment of cheap but good DSLR lenses over the years.

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