Which DSLR for macro and landscape photography?

2 years 6 months ago #594176 by D0M1N13
Hi @LL,
I have become a hobbyist photographer since a year ago, taking my smart phone camera everywhere.  I want to go up a level and buy a DSLR camera.  My specialty in photography is macro and landscape photos, of course other photos I also shoot, but these onces I shoot mainly.
I want to know which DSLR camera should I buy that can provide me great macro and landscape photos?  I was searching on Google and when I entered what is a great camera for macro and photography it just gave me separate options for ONLY macro or ONLY landscape photography and the cameras were different.
I am looking into mid-range DSLR's.  Anyone can give me advice?  Much appreciated!


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2 years 5 months ago #594245 by garyrhook
It's not the gear.

Having appropriate gear allows you to fulfill your vision, but it's not the gear.

That said, you'll need to decide on a system, and the only reasonable way to do that is to go to a store and hold the candidates in your hand. Play with them. Check out the menus and controls. Take some photos.

Which camera makes sense to you? Which feels best in your hands?

That's the camera (body) you want.

Once you've made that decision, there are all kinds of choices for lenses, and you'll need two different types: A macro, and a wide angle. Prices points across the spectrum. Each has lots of optional accessories, too.

You'll want a tripod, too, for both. Maybe a remote trigger, too.

So: there's no simple answer to your question. I shoot Nikon, have a D750 and a range of lenses, and I'm very happy. But what makes me happy and satisfied my annoy or irk you.

Go to a store to start. YOu don't need an expert salesperson, you simply need access to the products. And you might consider a mirrorless system with an APS-C sensor, as well. Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, etc. But everything I've said above still applies to any of those.


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2 years 3 months ago #609885 by Ryan Obryan
So what did you end up getting?  


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