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Hi travelers, I am just an ethical hacker who shoots photos but here are some IMHO!! valuable tips for all photographers out there … work in progress btw ..
Date Nov 2016 …
Upfront one of the best newbie gear atm a Canon 550D, flash it with Magic Lantern, buy a Canon 50mm 1.8 stm and a Yonguo flash with wireless trigger, you end up with less than 500$ and you can shoot amazing shots.
Another note upfront, if you do not have unlimited money, you have to decide which brand, because good glass cost good money and most do not like offbrand equipment. It is sad but that is the way it is ..
And I do think nearly all gear is not really good these days .. but better than years ago .. and nothing is without shortcuts. Short reminder .. they do not want you to have great gear, they want to earn money!!!! Most if not all big manufacturers only produce for profit .. not to make you happy. At least Peak Design made me smile and solved some issues .. :) …
Sony is the most innovative, Nikon makes the better Cameras, Canon better lenses .. so go for Canon ;). Leica if you do not care about money. Sony kind of rocks the house but their gear still have some downfalls. Panasonic makes great video/photo cameras like the GH4, and there is all the rest
Sony is the technology leader, their GM lenses are awesome .. just three available, their cameras and sensors and leading edge and they have the best ideas ..at the moment I would even say one or two years ahead of everyone else. Sensor stabilization damn Canon/Nikon .. etc ., I still use Canon but considering to switch or to add Sony eq to my inventory ..
One of the best available must have lenses out there is the 70-200 Canon IS USM 2.8 II. Get Yongnuo flashes and wireless receiver (must have) and I nearly have everything from Peak Design. (https://www.peakdesign.com/) .. Manfrotto makes great tripods.
I currently use a Canon 35 1.4 II, 24 1.4 II, 85 1.4II, 8-15L4, 100mm 2.8 Macro L, 16-45 4L IS, and my fav 70-200mm 2.8 IS USM II with Canon 5D3 and 5D4 bodies .. Four Yongnuo flashes + trigger but soon more, and I do not shoot videos at all.
The best portrait lens on the market atm is the Canon 200mm 2.0 and the Nikon 105 1.4. It does not mean you can not shoot great Portraits with your Olympus gear …
B&H is my favourite store on this planet. Fotofile in Thailand … I prefer people to online, I rather pay more for people who love their job then for online only shops. Great example in Germany is Audiophil in Aachen, great job online and in the real world.
Canon is 20%+ cheaper in Thailand than in Europe, if you buy from B&H go to NYC, find the stuff you want and oder it from NH you save the tax ..
Just a note … nearly every photography group sucks. These days humans like to self promote their crap, and dislike any critic because they all think no one can teach them anything. Just keep that as a reminder .. do not be one of them.
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