Help & Advice: What camera to buy to start professional photograpghy

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  1. tender_heart

    tender_heart TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone,
    Yes I am new to this forum. I would seek your professional advice on what camera to buy to start my professional photography era.

    I was looking for the entry professional cameras and end up with the below list:

    1. Canon EOS 50D
    2. Canon D300S
    3. Nikon D90

    I am not sure if I am in the right path. And, still open for your recommendations and advice

    regards,
    O
     
  2. JimmyO

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    You are not a pro, why would you want a pro camera


    BTW none of those are pro cameras

    FAIL
     
  3. tender_heart

    tender_heart TPF Noob!

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    Hello Jimmy,
    I know they are not. That's why I am looking for an entry level (first step) to professional photography. Picking a very high end professional camera won't be wise for me as a newbie for this.

    I am open for any suggestions / recommendations
     
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    syphlix TPF Noob!

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    a pro camera does not a professional make

    if you were good enough to be a pro you wouldn't need to ask this question...
     
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    Mulewings~ TPF Noob!

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    Get a good entry level camera and start using it. Going pro takes more than just a camera and equipment, which I am sure you know.

    Practice, learn, work hard at it. You want to put as much effort into your efforts of photography as you would getting a degree in college and then put more effort into it.

    I'm not a pro, I enjoy my work as a hobbyist and will stay as such.

    Do some research on the cameras you are interested in.
    Do some research on the types of equipment that you may need [lights, lenses, etc.]
    Compare and do some more research.
    You yourself can make an informed decision!

    Good luck.
     
  6. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What do you want to shoot? Bodies have different qualities and attributes. Some are better at sports and some are better at portraiture. And by the way, it's a Nikon D300s, not a Canon.

    So I've been wondering, are you 12? Most of your comments are demeaning and trite and you really remind me of the 12 year old kids that I hear yamering on, on PSN when trying play COD:MW2.

    FAIL!!!! HAr har?!?! You're soooooo funny.... :grumpy:
     
  7. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Why wouldn't a regular person nor a beginner want a pro camera as long as they have the money?

    Few years ago, I know a doctor just went out and drop 8 grands for a body and another couple grands for 2 lenses. He is not a pro, but he can. I do not see why not. If I have the money, why can't I start with a pro body and pro lenses?
     
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    ^ Instead of asking "why not," I think the question is "why?" Bragging rights? Having a top-of-the-line camera and really expensive glass isn't going to make you a better or more capable photographer. You're just going to have a really expensive camera with more features than you can realistically use to take crappy shots with.

    That being said, Canon and Nikon are pretty much interchangeable as far as quality. Find somewhere you can hold a few in your hands, play with the buttons, look through the viewfinders, etc. You can't go wrong with any of those on your list.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    The misinformation in this thread is almost hilarious, thanks for the entertainment.
     
  10. JimmyO

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    Im 13 GEEEZZZ OMG LIKE TTLY foreal BFFLs

    gtfo

    So um, you still play video games?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What's wrong with enjoying video games as an adult?
     
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    Why so much venom? :p

    Give them the benefit of the doubt, and if you think about it, it's not so hard, eh?
    You have money and you want to buy a laptop, you'll go for the top of the line laptop BECAUSE it performs better, and it holds true for most durable commodities. Isn't it very easy to see why people without any knowledge about photography think that about cameras too? :)
     

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