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post #10 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 01:15 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 25
There are several things to consider when contemplating a serious move into photography:

1. Total cost outlay at the moment, and its impact on future cash outlays.

2. Do you have a a solid grasp of the fundamentals. Rule of thirds, the triad of ISO-shutterspeed-aperture. Among others

3. Where do you want to be in 5 years with your photography.

4. Will you go for the super sharp images of prime lenses, or the convenience of the zooms (I am a prime user)

It is very easy to fall into the trap of buying gear, only to find after a few weeks or months that it does not fit you. Keep in mind that it is the glass not the body that makes the most difference in the quality of the shot.
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