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08/07/2018 07:25:07 PM · #1
Im gonna buy a new camera, my budget is 1-2k
Im mostly photograping nature and landscapes or sports, what would be a great camera for me?
Thanks

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08/07/2018 09:05:00 PM · #2
yeah. im gonna buy a new camera too. my budget is half of next summer's harvest, including the seagull. im gonna mostly photograph from the bus downtown. what would be a good camera. im not altogether serious, so thats the kinda camera im looking.
08/08/2018 03:53:46 AM · #3
$10,000 - $20,000 ????
08/08/2018 04:09:22 AM · #4
Originally posted by Tajhad:

$10,000 - $20,000 ????

Sorry I mean 1-2k
08/08/2018 06:49:17 AM · #5
Do you already have any lenses? Have you used a dSLR before? Are you looking for something reasonably light like a bridge camera with an integral zoom lens or a camera with interchangeable lenses?
08/08/2018 08:02:32 AM · #6
Originally posted by SaraR:

Do you already have any lenses? Have you used a dSLR before? Are you looking for something reasonably light like a bridge camera with an integral zoom lens or a camera with interchangeable lenses?

I have two lenses for a Sony a-mount, yes I have used a old Sony a65 SLT for many years but its not o great camera anymore, it dosent really matter if its light, im looking for a camera with interchangeable lenses
08/08/2018 08:44:50 AM · #7
Can't offer a hard and fast recommendation in that budget but can only offer some advice as you look.

Your wants and needs for "Nature & Landscapes" generally stand in direct opposition with those for "Sports" so you need to decide which of those needs are more critical to you. Sports cameras can do nature more easily than the other way around.

Sports cameras demand higher frame rates and usually larger buffer sizes, both of which come at a cost, and generally you will want a cropped sensor since it has more reach. "Nature" can as well if you're talking birds in flight or animals running in the wild. With speed generally comes the need for noise control since higher ISOs are usually required. The good news is that modern censors have gotten really good at controlling noise around 3200-6400 making it usable even for cropping in on smaller birds.

If you're going that way, as a Nikon shooter, I would recommend starting with a refurbished D7200 which will save you some money to spend on glass. Sigma makes a pretty good 18-300mm cropped sensor lens for under $400 that can get you started if you need to stay on the low end and figure it out. From there I'd go to a pair of zooms that complement each other, 18-135mm & 70-200/300mm. The main thing is to make sure the body you choose meets your needs because you'll be using it all the time.
08/08/2018 08:54:24 AM · #8
A7III, super for its price. Fast, not too expensive and if you have A mount lenses you can use them with an A -> E mount adapter.
08/08/2018 10:16:28 AM · #9
oops. sorry, I was so taken with your mistakenly written price range!
08/08/2018 12:14:30 PM · #10
Originally posted by tnun:

oops. sorry, I was so taken with your mistakenly written price range!

Too late for apologies. You are off the welcoming committee. :P

+1 for the A7III. I don't have one, but did some research after I upgraded to the 6DMkII (cuz that's how I do) and Sony mirrorless is where I am headed next time. And as Alex mentioned, you can use your existing lenses during the transition. Good luck.
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