To decide what camera to buy first can be difficult, so what camera to Buy? There is no shortage of advice from experts and it seems that no two experts give the same advice which makes the whole decision process very confusing 🙂
Nowadays I am pretty busy with Landscape Photography, leading Photo Workshops and Photo Tours, which gives me the chance to interact with a lot of people with all kinds of camera and all kind of ideas on what’s the best stuff out there. The thing is if people know their camera and its settings: iso, aperture,speed and how to set it manually, all depending on what they want as an outcome, the Brand seems irrelevant as the photos are of similar quality.
Photography is always about light and composition… not stuff.
Personally I use Canon, not because I claim it’s better than something else, it was the camera I started with. I bought lenses and all kind of accessories so when I upgraded I got Canon again. I like my Canon so I see no reason for me to switch brands.
To be fully honest I don’t like giving advice on Brands, because brands have nothing to do with what kind of camera gear you need.
Photos taken with Canon eos 400
If this is your first camera buy, any entry level camera with a kit lens will do. Just make sure you have manual mode! You need to be able to adjust ISO, Aperture and Speed manually. In my opinion you will not become a great photographer if you don’t know how to and why you would adjust those settings manually. Keep in mind to pick a camera you can upgrade later and still be able to use all your accessories and lenses.
Canon EOS 750 is a great entry level camera and here you can get everything you need to start for under 500 usd!
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With this camera (or similar) you can add to your arsenal when you need, and slowly you become your own expert on what to buy next. But do keep in mind that people have created masterpieces with far lower quality cameras than this one, because in the end it’s not about the equipment! To get great photos you have to know how to work your camera and of course shoot-shoot-shoot… preferably every day. That is what will make your photos great, not an expensive equipment.