New to Canon EOS R, seeking advice on gear

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Croomrider Regular Member • Posts: 478
Re: New to Canon EOS R, seeking advice on gear

danferrin wrote:

I disagree. The OP says he has aspirations to do professional work. He won’t do professional work without professional equipment. He might do good work. He might even shoot a lot of great photos, but without that 85mm f1.2 lens, there will be shots he will never be able to get. And he won’t have those shots in his portfolio. If you want to be a professional, equip yourself with professional tools and learn how to use them. If you choose to cut corners, you can still learn and take some great photos, and even make money with your camera, but if you want to be a professional portrait photographer and support yourself with your work, again, get the right tools and learn how to use them.

You are welcome to your opinion, but I'll bet there are 100 times the professional Portraits shot between F2.8 and F8 than there ever are shot at F2.0 or faster. Also, the OP didn't say he aspired to "be" a professional photographer, but that he wanted to be able to take "professional level" photographs. From what he states and the questions he's asking I'm under the impression he's closer to a beginner than an experienced amateur coming from another system. However, it does seem that he's done some studying and watching videos on YT. That is why I made the recommendation to start slowly by picking a body and a general purpose zoom so that he can get experience and be better equipped to make educated decisions about his direction forward after that.

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