Going on a 6 month trip, what to buy?

7 months 2 weeks ago #633266 by ZeeOlifantX
Hi everyone, I'm looking for a travelling camera + lens(es) for around €600 new or second hand. I'll be away for about 6 months travelling so it shouldn't be too bulky but a small DSLR would be fine. I have been diving into the photography world these past weeks but I can't really come to a conclusion on what I should get. I would mainly be shooting landscape, portraits and any animals I might encounter, so i'd like some decent AF. So basicallty an al-rounder. I don't really care about video and 4K. Just solid image quality and nice controls.

I would probably start with the kitlens, and buy an affordable telephoto lens later on or if I can find a good second hand deal with lenses including I could go for that. After that i'm not sure yet what I am gonna get, but I'm probably gonna buy some more lenses (probably wideangle, maybe some primes, heck maybe even a macro), so I do care about lens availability en pricing.

I was thinking about the A6000, D5600, 200D, Olympus M10 III/II and panasonic g80/85 so far, but any advice or recommendations would be great.
Thanks for reading, I hope you can help!


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7 months 2 weeks ago #633411 by Conner
Do you want a DSLR or mirrorless?  Some of the examples you have given are mirrorless.  Now have you handled any of those cameras?  All those will work just fine, but you should handle them and see which you like the most in your hands.

The Sony a6300 you should be able to get used.  

Try www.keh.com  

or www.mpb.com both have really good deals from time to time on both camera bodies and lenses.  


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