Nowadays, having a SLR Camera is no biggie. Its like having a non smart phone where you cannot do anything. We all have become so dependent on certain things that it has become difficult to survive. For example, a phone( i mean a smartphone which goes without a question), an extra battery or charger, a pack of Marlboro lights, lighter obviously and a camera. A person like me, needs all of these things. You don’t really want to get stuck if you really see something interesting and want to capture it through your cam.
SLR is nothing but a Single lens reflex camera which goes through a lens and does the job. There are a million SLR’s in the market and some really good ones. Today, i am going to tell you guys the best cameras to buy according to the price and budget.
Being a camera lover since childhood and a passion photographer, i am a canon lover and will always be. i am currently using the Canon Rebel T2i with a stock lens ranging from 18-55 mm, a 50 mm stock lens and a 75-300 mm for distance. to be honest, the 300 is of no use to me as i am an editorial and street photographer. The camera which i use is not very pricey and it costs less than $600. That is a affordable price compared to the others which range from $1000 to $5000 for instance.
A few cameras which are worth buying are
1. Canon EOS Rebbel T5i (comes with a 18-55 mm lens)
2. Canon EOS Rebbel T4i (comes with a 18-55 mm lens)
3. Canon EOS Rebbel T3i (comes with a 18-55 mm lens)
4. Canon EOS Rebbel T2i (comes with a 18-55 mm lens)
5. Nikon D5200 (comes with a 18-55 mm lens)
All these cameras can be used with different lenses according to what you really want.
A few Lenses which are worth buying are
1. Canon EF 50 mm f 1.8(2) this ones my personal favorite
2. Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (this ones my personal favorite and is the best lens you can get)
3. Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 (3) Telephoto Zoom Lens (good for distance)
These are by far the best ones as per my knowledge and a right investment for someone who wants to take up Photography as a hobby or a profession. Sigma and Tamron are companies which have good lenses for cheaper price.
Learning about cameras can become a bit frustrating and difficult as there is a vast variety. If you don’t know someone who is a photographer or has a passion for it, you cannot really know about the camera you think you wanna get. When i started photography, my cousin who is a photographer itself helped me out picking out the right one, the right lens which would fit my budget which was a plus for me. he really didn’t teach me anything as photography is something you have to explore on your own and learn the hard way. Even if you read a million books, you will not learn what you really need to unless you try it on your own.
What really maters is the lens you are using and will change the game completely. Heres a video which will tell you what it does.
The 3 main fundamentals of a SLR camera are ISO , Aperture and Shutter Speed and these will be provided with a Lens. And that is why it is called a maual camera because you the power to adjusat all of these at the same time. Lets look at another video which will give you a better understanding about it.
Lastly, here are some of my pictures which i would like to share with everybody. Please click on the picture to have a better look.