People ask me all the time what I use! So here's what's in my bag. But remember, gear is not the most important thing when it comes to learning photography. Master learning your camera settings and harnessing and capturing emotion first, and you'll be ahead of the game when you upgrade your gear.
What's In My Bag?
Canon 5d Mark IV
Canon 50mm 1.2L
Canon 24-70mm 2.8 ii
canon 135mm 2
Sigma Art 35mm 1.4
I have also had the canon 70-200 2.8, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4(What I started out with, and recommend for beginners!) and some random lenses like a fish-eye (waste of money for my style.)
If you are looking...
for advice on a good starter camera, I learned on a cheap Canon Rebel and got some amazing quality images out of it! I suggest this level of camera if you are 1. Learning or 2. planning to use it for documenting your personal life/family/vacations, etc. Ditch the kit lenses though and learn with a fixed lens with a wider aperture, like a 50mm 1.4- you can find these for like $200-ish in "like-new" condition. They will give you sharper images, you will be able to shoot in lower light, you'll have the ability to up your shutter speed and also get that creamy bokeh in the background. And if you're a parent or wanting to photograph children, these are important factors! (hello, chasing around a two year old trying to get a sharp image!)
If you are looking for the next level camera body because you want to take this photography thing seriously, but don't have thousands to spend, I would go for a full frame and start out with something like a Canon 6D.
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