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  1. Something I did recently was slip a $190 entry level used T2i w/ crappy kit lens into my camera lineup. One reason was personal curiosity. The other was to see if people who keep crediting my "expensive cameras" as the reason my photos are liked, would notice.





    You really don't need to go out and spend a ton on a camera. Esp if it is not a source of income for you.

    Lighting and skill on the other hand... you need plenty of those.


    The main reasons I always have a modern body are 1. it's a source of income and a write-off. 2. There are so many conveniences I missed while using the T2i. Quality of life is something that cannot be overlooked in a tool. 3. The technology is awesome and I love it. As sensor tech improves, I don't have to be constrained by light but instead, can focus on other things and shoot in worse conditions. 4. Because I want to Den, lol. But you already knew that.


    tl;dr -Get an eye for photography and some experience before you dump a bunch of money into it. I started w/ an XTi and you really don't need to get terribly far from that until you start to factor in other things and it makes sense.

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    2. BuckGup


      I agree it can be awkward but I’ve taken some absolutely awesome pictures on my phone. Because like you said its the only camera that’s on you sometimes 

    3. Den-Fi


      Yeah. It's just not good at the type of photography I do. You can get great results for sure, but when I truly want to take something that represents my own vision, it will definitely be with a DSLR. Most of my personal work attempts to pay respect to the beauty and work put into the object being shot. I mean, just look at that EOS R/50mm. From a design standpoint it's absolutely beautiful. The heatkiller block is awesome and that skull was handmade by one of my friends. The GN mat also had a ton of effort put into it. I like to pay respect to the things I photograph and the people that made them. 


      I get that way with people too, but computational photography on phones is made with people and scenery in mind. It can be good for capturing those things. It's absolutely not designed for taking pics of PCs, knives, and other things like that. It wants to sharpen and/or soften to try and make skin/eyes more appealing or saturate to try and make nature appealing. Just the way it is.


      That was a lot more words than I intended lol.

    4. TopHatProductions115


      The one thing that ticks me off most about using integrated phone/tablet cameras is how the lens is always off-center, so I can't just point the back of the device at the target. Have to do weird adjustments as I approach the target, to make sure the scene and subject are centered. For far-off shots, it's not too much of an issue. But for close-ups and such, it's a PIA.