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We all have wish lists. Kids usually want electronics or toys. Teens want the latest technology or fashions. Hobbyists want the latest new gadget that will make their hobby even more enjoyable. Me? My love for photography continues to grow and so my wish list revolves around photography gear. If you have a photography lover in your life you’ll want to share this post with them. They may just want to add an item or two to their wish list.
So for me, it’s time to upgrade and take my photography to the next level. What does that mean regarding photography gear?
Cameras like all technology are everchanging. There is always something new, something better, new features, more features, etc. I’ve gone from 35mm Nikons to Nikon DSLR’s to Canon DSLR’s and each time have been very happy with the change although as you know if you change cameras there is a bit of a learning curve. All the buttons seem to always be in different places. That’s fun!
But when is it time to upgrade and to what?
This is the fun part! Choosing the right camera for you. Here’s what I’ve learned. Mainly, what are you planning to photograph and in what type of lighting situations is what will help you decide on the right camera. Personally, I shoot both outdoors and indoors though I do prefer natural light. Indoors, I tend to have low light situations. So then the best camera for me would be one that works great both indoors and out and is excellent in low light situations. I hear the Sony has some amazing cameras! This little beauty is on my wish list:
The Sony a7rii is a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (body only). It records 4K video, has 42.4 MP full frame, simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC with camera apps. The thing I am anxious to see is that as you make adjustments to your setting – ISO, aperture, etc. , you see those changes as you are making them so you get exactly what you see! No more overexposed or underexposed images, taking the guesswork out of it all.
Wondering why the body only? It’s easy, I dislike kit lenses. Going back to the thought of what you shoot will determine what you buy, I prefer to get that pretty buttery, blurry background and I can’t get that with a kit lens. Do you like that soft, blurred background that just makes portrait subjects stand out? If you do, then consider these lenses that I have on my wish list.
No matter what camera brand I’ve had, my first lens purchase for it is a 50mm prime lens. It gives me that gorgeous, buttery looking background I love! I’ve heard that if I like my 50mm or nifty fifty as it’s called, on my current camera, I’m going to love the 55mm for the Sony. Seems a lot of people really love this lens, just read through some of the Sony 55mm reviews on Amazon!
Like I said this is my “wish list”. If you’re gonna dream, dream BIG, right?
If you are wanting to upgrade but feel like this option might be more than you need or is out of your budget then I’ve got another suggestion for you!
A budget-friendly camera
Sure we’d all love to have the big fancy camera that does everything but if it’s out of your price range or is simply way more than you need, you might be interested in the Sony a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera (body only) which is much more budget friendly. And then just think about what type of lens would fit your needs – 35mm, 55mm, etc.
- 24.3 MP
- Built-In Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC
- up to 11 fps shooting and ISO 25600.
- So much more! Read the review and additional information on Amazon.
And well, you just have to have a pretty bag to carry it around in don’t you? Of course you do. And keeping things “budget friendly”, I love and have always wanted an Epiphanie Camera Bag but can’t bring myself to spend that much on a bag so I tend to look on ebay! I found this pretty pink Stella bag. Cute huh? I might just have to bid on that one if you don’t beat me to it. I found this Epiphanie Ginger Shoulder Camera Bag, Caramel Brown on Amazon but brown really isn’t my color.