As a teacher and a person who “talkative” about photography, the most frequently asked question to me was: “I am a beginner in photography. There is a camera on what is the most good for me? “Or other questions that are often asked:” I want to try a hobby photograph, which was nice Canon or Nikon yah? “. Questions like almost always asked whenever I teach in the classroom or as a speaker at various workshops. Then how do I answer these questions?
By turning give the following questions 🙂 Well, I’ll give you back the questions that I ask to be answered properly. Because every answer will give you a good overview on them, the camera what is suitable for them. So here are emphasized for those who are beginners or first bought the camera is not looking for a camera that is most flattering or at best, but to look for is a camera that is most suitable for them. Here are tips to buy the first camera for beginners and intend to buy the first camera, please answer the questions below and find the camera best suited for you.
OK, prior to my first question will give you one important fact you need to understand at the beginning. Namely that the hobby of photography is very closely related to the technology. And together with other issues related to technology, then saying “no money no goods” and “you get what you pay for” is very appropriate. Undeniably, if you are looking for a camera or photographic equipment is best, then there is a budget that must be set up.
The more advanced the camera you want the greater will be the required budget. Therefore, if you are a beginner it is better that you are looking for is the most suitable camera and the camera is not the best or advanced. The initial capital and the most important for all photographers not on the sophistication of the camera but the trained eye, and you certainly own eyes. All you need to do is to train the eye with the help of the camera. Ok, let’s get into the first question …
1. What is your goal to buy a camera?
What is the main reason you buy a camera? I think at this stage there are two main reasons to buy a camera (three if you’re a student who took photography classes). First for documentation purposes (usually for family photos, events with friends, office events, etc.) and secondly because you are interested to undergo a hobby of photography. If you are a student participant subjects of photography could be a third reason is to ease you through the class (tasks, etc.).
If the main reason you are for documentation purposes or college, then my advice is buy camera kit. Namely cameras sold in a package of the camera body and lens kitnya (usually 18-55mm lens).
Then, if the budget allows the next step is to buy a telephoto lens (as it usually does not include a camera package kit telephoto lens therein) such as 70-300mm. At this stage you already have one camera body with 18-55mm lens (for indoor shooting and wide) and a 70-300mm lens (for outdoor shooting and photograph distant objects). For documentation purposes then what you have now is enough.
If you do not like mutually lens, then you can sell the 18-55mm kit lens and use the money to add the lens of the budget to buy a lens with a focal length that covers wide to telephoto (commonly called lens “broom universe”) as the lens 18-200mm. Or the other option, when buying a camera you just bought the camera body only, then membli 18-200mm lens separately. The following starter kit for documentation purposes or photography class: