I've gotten lazy with digital. I used to use strictly primes. Now I just spend a lot more money for decent zooms.
Based on this post and another one above, I think you have mentioned its better to have the equipment flexible enough to get the shot ( in some fixable or acceptable form ) over having the equipment to get the shot really good but possibly missing it due futzing with said equipment.
I feel that's a good point that should be highlighted again for @Leeatl
and others reading.
Get some half decent equipment but dont get tied up on what "best equipment" should be. I fell into that trap when i started out and was younger. More importantly, understand how to use it properly, and just keep shooting and practicing. There's a decent amount of basic principles mentioned in the earlier posts to get one started. Until you start, you might mot even know the right questions to ask.
Spray and pray also falls a little under practicing. As desperate as the phrase sounds, there is real value behind it. The more you shoot, the more you start seeing where all these numbers matter in a practical sense and you'll slowly improve. I guess the caveat is spray, pray, and care to learn? Haha. I suppose some people never even try to learn. Anyway, like the man said, at least its digital in this day and age. No penalty to delete and try again! Film hurt much more for screwups.
Hey, its kinda like our tanks!
Don't need the best equipment to grow pretty plants but if you understand why you made your equipment choices, you'll be able to practice ( frequently! ) within those confines and achieve success.
Captain obvious quotes the more you work on a hobby, the better you get.
, grab either of your cameras, shine a little extra light into the tank like @Asteroid
mentioned, set the camera on custom, tweak your shutter speeds, apertures, isos as @GraphicGr8s
instructed, and start shooting! Then! Come back, show results, and ask more questions!