#9209063, By Tonka Camera Advice

  • Tonka 7 Dec 2012 09:19:31 27,466 posts
    Seen 18 minutes ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    I read someone somewhere saying get the cheapest possible Canon or Nikon body and then spend your money on a good 50mm f1.8 lens.

    But I don't know anything about either Canon or Nikon bodies so I can't help you there.

    Personally I want my camera to be as portable as possible so I've gone down the mirrorless route.

    But I started out with a Panasonic LX3 and if you just want to try the waters and learn about exposure etc then getting a high end compact might be the best chioce.

    Canon S100
    Panasonic LX7
    Olympus XZ-1

    Would all let you play around with aperture, shutter speeds and ISO settings. People would point and laugh at you if you took it to a photo class but you can learn all that on-line and then a year or so in the future when you know if this is something you really like you can get a "real" camera.

    So, rather than help you I put more thoughts in your head.

    Merry Christmas!
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