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What camera to buy

Postby kevinharrisart1 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:47 am

Hi all I am very inexperienced with cameras etc and need to buy one to take photos of my paintings for entries into contests and prints and such. Would really appreciate some advice
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Re: What camera to buy

Postby ashyc3 » Sun May 28, 2017 5:49 am

Hi Kevin

Have you any further information e.g. budget, what quality is required?

I expect if you are photographing your paintings you will want the camera to be of sufficient quality to capture the details but this can be achieved to a satisfactory level with a simple compact camera and good lighting. Personally I shoot my paintings with a canon 600d which is an entry level DSLR.

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Re: What camera to buy

Postby Quianna Blanc » Mon May 29, 2017 10:50 am

Kevin --

While either a Canon or a Nikon can do the job, like said by ashyc3, it depends on the budget. Before I got my Nikon, I used a pawned Fujifilm DSLR. It worked for photographing art in good lighting, but it just depends on how much you want to spend. I have a Nikon D3400, but I also do photography, so I would recommend getting a smaller, less expensive camera if you're just photographing art.

Hope that helps - also, the fujifilm is for sale (wink wink)
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Re: What camera to buy

Postby bloodjelly » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:30 am

Here's another discussion on purchasing digital cameras with some good info: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11513

Good luck :D
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Re: What camera to buy

Postby verage » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:43 am

I think a digital camera would be sufficient for taking pictures. Moreover, some mobile cameras these days can do the job too.

Nikon Coolpix would serve the purpose already. No need for fancy DSLRs

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