Which camera to buy for large oil murals?

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  1. Silverknite

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    Guess in my case it's a bit of a no brainer and will stick with the 30mm lens for now and perhaps a 20mm in the future.

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    Thank you for the info...would have come in very handy when I was taking two shots of each painting then stitching them together. Did I say two? I meant at least 40 of each half hahah!... I will have to look into it a bit more now that I've discovered the power of forums! :D
     
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    I forget do you already have a decent tripod? If so, you will have enough to get going and practice some. You don't want to buy too much right away. Learn some first. And you will be better informed in your later purchases.
     
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    That will do for now with inside work. Just don't bump it. :aiwebs_016:

    When you take pictures of your work, use the self timer on the camera. That way you hitting the shutter will not shake the camera.
     
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    It gets a bit top heavy huh...Ill try to remember that...

    I've actually had it since High School...the One good thing public education was good for haha
     
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    Actually the D3400 is very light. And either of the lenses as well. But it's a very light tripod too. But a light camera and light tripod, a bump doesn't mean falling over disaster, but with it's total weight light. A bump will move it and or show on the picture as shake if done during the actually picture taking.
     
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    Right.. by the way I'm looking at the softboxes & monolights you mentioned.

    Two of each or should one be enough?


    Amazon.com : Godox 47"/120cm Umbrella Octagon Softbox Reflector with Carrying Bag for Portrait or Product Photography +SUPON USB LED free gift (120cm) : Electronics

    Not sure which monolight I should go for though.

    Amazon.com : NEEWER DS300 Studio Strobe Photo Flash Light with Bowens Style Mount - 300W Photography Monolight : Photographic Monolights : Camera & Photo

    Amazon.com : Neewer 300W 5600K Bowens Mount Photo Studio Strobe Flash Light Monolight with Lamp Head for Studio, Location and Portrait Photography (SK300) : Camera & Photo

    Ugh looks like they don't come with tripods... would you recommend a lighting kit?
     
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    Your going to want square ones. And with your bigger murals probably 2 will be needed.

    Yes, will need light stands. They are less expensive than tripods.
     
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    I woulkd pay the little bit extra and buy the Neewer SK300 monolight because it offers 20 power increments, more than the other unit offers. Finer power control increments would be nice for some things...the lower-cost unit has 8 power levels.
     

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