Chum wrote: bada wrote:
KC wrote:I'm getting into photography...
Does anyone know about vintage cameras? Photography?
Any advice? Opinions? Suggestions?
Anything will help...
I started getting into it a bit a few years ago. Invested a few thousand in equip (nearly entry level stuff) and had fun. was a nice hobby, however it just wet my appetite for better lenses.... I pretty much gave it up there as I just was not willing to spend 2-$5,000 on a single lens.
There are some expensive lenses you need to do certain things, but by no means do you need to spend that kind of money to take great photos or to learn about photography.
I'm not into it but my dad, my wife and my boss are all photographers of different levels. My boss is actually a professional photography (part time) and while does use expensive equipment he doesn't use top of the line stuff.
My father hasn't done much with photography in a long time.... he used to have his own dark room and a lot of very expensive equipment.
My wife has only been at it for about 5 years now, and she has the cheapest equipment of the three, but honestly some of her photos are as good or better than either my dad's or bosses' stuff.
Your choice KC but for cost purposes I think digital is the way to good. Digital editing can be a lot of fun, and even cheaper cameras can have excellent resolution these days.
My wife does a lot of digital editing and she also likes to make short films. She has a decent Cannon SLR camera but she has since ditched it for a digital with good film capabilities.
She's using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (about $350 before accessories) and it's an amazing little camera. If you want a nice combo of good photos and good video this thing is great.
Here's some of the things it can do...
Anyway, my point is you don't need to spend a ton of money to take great photos or take great video. A beginners photography class would probably help you more than a $5000.00 lens.