Figuring out the right gear to get is always a tough decision. Long hours spent on watching videos comparing different camera models, lens capabilities, and extra accessories. Most of the videos I watched were from Peter Mckinnon and Photo Genius. These two seem to really know their stuff. I didn’t have a crazy budget, and didn’t want to go overboard on a setup only to not like the art. After much deliberation, I decided to go with the Canon EOS Rebel T7. A popular beginner DSLR camera. The kit lens is decent enough, and it has plenty of features a budding photographer wants/need.
The camera boasts a CMOS APS-C sensor, with 24.1 megapixels. Shutter speeds range from 1/4000 to 30 sec, industry standard. Aperture ranges from f/3.5 to f/5.6. ISO range from 100 to 6400. The kit lens is an 18-55mm zoom lens.
Overall, this is a great little camera to start out with. There are plenty of lenses to choose from for upgrades. Other gear I opted for was a SanDisk Ultra PLUS 128gb SD card, Manfrotto Compact Advanced Tripod, Digital Timer Remote Shutter Release, 58mm Tulip Lens Hood, and a CADeN Camera Backpack (a bit of a larger camera bag but wanted room for more lenses in the future).
I have my eyes on a telephoto lens, and a 14mm prime wide angle for night sky viewing. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens looks like a promising telephoto. While the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens looks like a great lens for beginning Astrophotography.
If you’re interested in my gear :
Camera : Canon EOS Rebel T7
Tripod : Manfrotto – Compact Advanced Tripod
SD Card : SanDisk Ultra SDXC 128GB
Tulip Lens Hood : Altura Lens Hood
Bag : CADeN Camera Backpack
Timer : Aream Digital Remote Shutter Release
14mm Prime Lens : Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens
Telephoto Lens : Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
Results so far have been great! This camera can pack a punch. Stay tuned for updates!
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