ShutterBugs : Need help

ShutterBugs : Need help

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Hi All Shutterbugs out there, I need help!

So, I have used Nikon D3400, a very basic entry level DSLR for more than 2 years now, and like any other shutterbug, I want to go to next level, “Enthusiastic” and upgrade my tools.

I am very confused with all the gears around and on top of that, Different brads, mirror-less, DSLR, all buzz around.
I need all experienced peoples input to upgrade my self.

Here is what I have zeroed till now :
Budget : around 75K
Photo shots : Family events, travel, street, landscape. (Not commercial purpose)
Type : DSLR or Mirror less, anything is fine.
Brand : Nikon preferred as I have already used it, but Ok with any other brand.
my pick till now : Nikon D7500 or Canon 80D

Please help me!

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You need a better lens alongside a better camera to get better output
Based on your usage, even your D3400 is more than enough (with a better lens)

What is your priority?
What are the issues u faced with D3400 or the features u felt lacking these 2 years?
What lenses you used with your D3400?
Which mode you use more often? Auto/Manual Mode

I never preferred Nikon because of the wide range of lens (EF/EF-S) canon has. Also the mounts to attach canon lens to other cameras (Sigma MC11/Metabones/Viltrox/Commlite)
& Canon 80D is outdated, they also announced 90D (with 4K recording may be – need to check)

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getready wrote:

You need a better lens alongside a better camera to get better output
Based on your usage, even your D3400 is more than enough (with a better lens)

What is your priority?
What are the issues u faced with D3400 or the features u felt lacking these 2 years?
What lenses you used with your D3400?
Which mode you use more often? Auto/Manual Mode

I never preferred Nikon because of the wide range of lens (EF/EF-S) canon has. Also the mounts to attach canon lens to other cameras (Sigma MC11/Metabones/Viltrox/Commlite)
& Canon 80D is outdated, they also announced 90D (with 4K recording may be – need to check)

@getready I used D3400 with 18-55 and 70-300 DX VR lenses.
There are few things which forced me to upgrade. Like D3400 is having only 11 FP, so I struggled sometimes to frame my image properly. Also I rarely used my cam for videos but D3400 only supports HD and not 4K. Low light processing was also not that great.
I mostly used P mode.

So do you suggest me for Canon / 90D?

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I am settling with D7500, any one has better suggestions?

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Stick with Nikon for now otherwise your lenses can’t be reused. D7500 is a very capable camera, you can go for it. However, before upgrading, I would suggest you to move out of “P” mode. Try with “M” and once you’re comfortable, think of upgrade. Also try to get a prime lens like 50mm F/1.8, you’ll be amazed by the bokeh.

I was using Canon 550D since past 8 years and this month upgraded to full frame 6D as I wanted better manual controls, high ISO performance and obviously full frame.

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Frankly keep your existing camera and buy good lenses especially a 50mm prime . Buy a 2019 Samsung flagship phone with quad camera and dij osmo mobile 3 (rs.11500) and you are sorted.

I have multiple dslr camera bodies and different lenses but for vacation or travel or bike rides I never carried a DSLR.

Reasons

  • it simply weighs too much
  • Cumbersome to carry
  • Safety of equipment always worrying. Even car is not safe. 1 stone and camera bag is gone.
  • many places dslr are not allowed.
  • at weddings I take photos by mobile but my equipment comes out only if I am getting paid for the event.
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Konquerror wrote:

Stick with Nikon for now otherwise your lenses can’t be reused. D7500 is a very capable camera, you can go for it. However, before upgrading, I would suggest you to move out of “P” mode. Try with “M” and once you’re comfortable, think of upgrade. Also try to get a prime lens like 50mm F/1.8, you’ll be amazed by the bokeh.

I was using Canon 550D since past 8 years and this month upgraded to full frame 6D as I wanted better manual controls, high ISO performance and obviously full frame.

Yes, I am upgrading my self from P to M mode. So wanted to upgrade my gears also. So I am going with Nikon D7500.

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dharmanath481 wrote:

Frankly keep your existing camera and buy good lenses especially a 50mm prime . Buy a 2019 Samsung flagship phone with quad camera and dij osmo mobile 3 (rs.11500) and you are sorted.

I have multiple dslr camera bodies and different lenses but for vacation or travel or bike rides I never carried a DSLR.

Reasons

  • it simply weighs too much
  • Cumbersome to carry
  • Safety of equipment always worrying. Even car is not safe. 1 stone and camera bag is gone.
  • many places dslr are not allowed.
  • at weddings I take photos by mobile but my equipment comes out only if I am getting paid for the event.

I agree with most of your points. I too use my mobile devices for casual photography. But when I am on Family vacations, specially any new destination, I choose to travel with DSLR. I too face the problems you mentioned, but I always want to satisfy my photography urge on such situations.
Also as I mentioned in my first post, I used my beginner level DSLR for 2 years and now want to upgrade my gears for some semi professional or enthusiastic level.
I am 80% convinced with Nikon D7500. Also 50MM is definitely In my wish list. Will add to my bag soon!

Thanks for the inputs though!!!

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nhavale wrote:

I agree with most of your points. I too use my mobile devices for casual photography. But when I am on Family vacations, specially any new destination, I choose to travel with DSLR. I too face the problems you mentioned, but I always want to satisfy my photography urge on such situations.
Also as I mentioned in my first post, I used my beginner level DSLR for 2 years and now want to upgrade my gears for some semi professional or enthusiastic level.
I am 80% convinced with Nikon D7500. Also 50MM is definitely In my wish list. Will add to my bag soon!

Thanks for the inputs though!!!

Let me help understand then decide on your priorities . This is no way to discourage you in any way.

You upgrade to a 75k or 1.5L body it would look and feel the same Rather heavier, bulkier and less features. Even photos might be the same.

What makes it a professional level are your eyes. Then are the high quality lenses. What the costly body offers is a higher dynamic range, bigger sensor, more lowlight clarity, faster shutter speed.

But what’s really required most is the learning and a mentor. I upgraded when I found limitations of my Canon 1100D causing hurdles. That’s the actual time to upgrade not based on years of owning it.

When I am shooting with my 7 year old 1100D and guy next to me is flashing his gadget. I prefer not to discuss photos taken. It would hurt his feelings.

Rather my mentor takes better photos with a camera phone than me with all the bells and whistles of my dslr. He still uses a 12-15 year old Canon 40D. His photos go in exhibitions mine never yet.

Moral of the story
Upgrade your eyes first 😉

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dharmanath481 wrote:

Let me help understand then decide on your priorities . This is no way to discourage you in any way.

You upgrade to a 75k or 1.5L body it would look and feel the same Rather heavier, bulkier and less features. Even photos might be the same.

What makes it a professional level are your eyes. Then are the high quality lenses. What the costly body offers is a higher dynamic range, bigger sensor, more lowlight clarity, faster shutter speed.

But what’s really required most is the learning and a mentor. I upgraded when I found limitations of my Canon 1100D causing hurdles. That’s the actual time to upgrade not based on years of owning it.

When I am shooting with my 7 year old 1100D and guy next to me is flashing his gadget. I prefer not to discuss photos taken. It would hurt his feelings.

Rather my mentor takes better photos with a camera phone than me with all the bells and whistles of my dslr. He still uses a 12-15 year old Canon 40D. His photos go in exhibitions mine never yet.

Moral of the story
Upgrade your eyes first 😉

This is what is called an insightful info…. I am here for these much needed tips & infos…. KG+

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