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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Getting started in photography

as the title says, I am trying to get into photography more and more. I am just curious what some of you guys are using to shoot with?

I am mostly looking to get into portrait/wildlife shots, similar to what you might see on some of the posts here on the photography thread, nat geo or some of the videos you might see at the fly fishing shows! I know thats a lot to ask for, but curiosity has me searching all over the place
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My 2cents...... I’ve been lucky enough to be interested in photography most of my life and have been able to pursue it as a career for the past 7 years full time. I personally shoot Nikon lenses and bodies with a few other manufacturers, sigma and tamrons new lenses.
Having said that I would steer you towards a Sony. Depending on your price point I would say purchase an a6500 body with high quality glass. For the type of photography you are talking about landscape and wildlife the lens requirements are completely different. Landscape for me is shot with very wide angle prime lenses I usually use the same lenses to shoot Astro photography. Wildlife will require long lenses. The new Sony 200-600 is reported to be a very capable lenses for the money and will give you a substantial focal range for wildlife specially on a crop sensor camera. I would look at Sony’s fixed f4 lenses and start from there then when you actually feel like the camera is holding your work back upgrade the camera. But I imagine that won’t be for a little while. Don’t fet caught up in megapixels etc I still shoot a lot with a Nikon d4 which has 16.2 megapixels but is an amazing camera
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For portrait work get an 85mm 1.4f
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My 2cents...... Iíve been lucky enough to be interested in photography most of my life and have been able to pursue it as a career for the past 7 years full time. I personally shoot Nikon lenses and bodies with a few other manufacturers, sigma and tamrons new lenses.
Having said that I would steer you towards a Sony. Depending on your price point I would say purchase an a6500 body with high quality glass. For the type of photography you are talking about landscape and wildlife the lens requirements are completely different. Landscape for me is shot with very wide angle prime lenses I usually use the same lenses to shoot Astro photography. Wildlife will require long lenses. The new Sony 200-600 is reported to be a very capable lenses for the money and will give you a substantial focal range for wildlife specially on a crop sensor camera. I would look at Sonyís fixed f4 lenses and start from there then when you actually feel like the camera is holding your work back upgrade the camera. But I imagine that wonít be for a little while. Donít fet caught up in megapixels etc I still shoot a lot with a Nikon d4 which has 16.2 megapixels but is an amazing camera
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I really appreciate the info! I actually got points from my job that allows me to spend those points on a company website and they have the a6000 available so I may just do that then buy the lenses for it afterward. I talked to a few folks around some camera shops and they told me the a6500 is awesome because of the stabilization system within the camera however, they are almost the same camera for my purposes. So I think I am going to pull the trigger on the a6000.

I really appreciate your help!
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