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04-23-2016, 01:10 AM   #16
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You can have your cake and eat it too. Get the better camera with a decent "kit" lens. Then, buy yourself over time some older manual prime lenses. Some of these lenses are sharp* (perhaps not wide open), they are generally very inexpensive, and will help you learn about photography. If you like to shoot "nature," then that will likely include bugs, animals, flowers, etc. Therefore, you will want a macro lens, too. If you cannot afford one now (even a manual), simply purchase a reversing ring and put something like the 50mm M f/1.7 (approximately $40 US) on the end of it, or go with a set of extension rings. The 50mm M 1.7 is a very sharp lens stopped down a couple of stops and is probably the greatest bargain among the older manual lenses.

Remember, the most iconic photos ever taken were captured years ago on equipment that for the most part is much worse than what you will be shooting with. Learn to use what you have (know where your lenses are the sharpest helps) and don't worry about needing the most expensive equipment.

* See the lens reviews on this site for help.


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Thank You all for Your thoughts and advices.. Such a great community over here. My budget is around 1200 euros. Advice was taken and I'll probably get either k-s2 or a second handed camera and rest of the budget will go for better lenses
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Apologies for a double reply.. Can't find edit button.. if You would be me, how You would spend 1.2k Euros for nature photography?
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Apologies for a double reply.. Can't find edit button.. if You would be me, how You would spend 1.2k Euros for nature photography?
What type of nature photography. Landscape? Wildlife? Macro?

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Fine skill trumps fine equipment 90% of the time.
Sums up all my problems in just 9 words!

Of course, the K1 I have on order will change all that? We never stop dreaming, do we?

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What type of nature photography. Landscape? Wildlife? Macro?
Probably all..
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vagydarnuor Quote
Probably all..
Do You have some K-mount lenses or do You build your set from scratch? If You don't have anything, then maybe K-50+18-135+DA15Ltd? It is somewhere 1200-1300 euros... Or maybe K-50+Tamron 17-50+Tamron 90 macro?
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