Camera equipment: New and Old

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Welcome to our new blog contest! If you're ready to win $600 cash prizes, polish up your writing skills and join the competition. This time, we'll love to see your recommendations and stories about your photography equipment. Asked Santa for a new camera? What exactly did you ask for? Tell us what would you recommend for a brand-new photography gear to make stunning images. And also, what are you planning to do with your old one? We're thinking of donating them to schools or charities, but other ideas such as re-purposing them are welcome.

Win $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third place).

Before you start writing, please check our guidelines here to make sure your piece is eligible for the contest. Don't forget to add cameraequipment to your articles' tags so we can spot them easily.

As mentioned before, the voters need to have a minimal experience on Dreamstime: as photographers, buyers or blog writers. One click on the Useful tool = one vote.

The contest starts as of today. Deadline for submissions: January the 14th.

Post your entry here. Good luck!

Please let us also thank you for participating in all our blog contests. We hope you've found them interesting and challenging and we're looking forward to seeing you again in 2019.

Merry Christmas!

Photo credits: Artem Evdokimov.

Your article must be written in English



Good luck to you!


Id love to participate but am having trouble uploading a photo to my blog post. each time i add the image ID and crop the entire text field disappears.


good luck


i can't upload a photo. what should i do? i am done writing my article yet it says "Write your article first, then add images. Articles that contain only images are not allowed".


Planning on getting sony a73 which is an upgrade from my a6000. I always wanted to go full frame just to boost my low light capability and since I just finished making all my lenses full frame compatible, I feel like this was the time to finally make the switch. I will probably still use my a6000 as a backup telephoto lens camera since the crop factor comes in use and I still find the image quality from my a6000 pretty darn decent in good light. I dedicated my older camera which is sony nex 6 as a go to fish eyes camera. I always sold lenses when I made the upgrade but for some reason just kept all my camera bodies and tried to find new uses for them instead of selling.


Reminiscing on how my late father introduced me to photography in the 60's when at just 11 years of age (I am now 64), I distinctly remember him presenting me with a Kodak Baby Brownie 120 film camera.


Hi guys, you need to write an article about your experiences, not post a comment here. Thank you!


Earlier when I started photography, then I had an small camera canon ixus 105.Then after that I need an good quality camera so I start collecting money and finally Ihad bought an SLR.And from this SLR I had click lots of experiences and moments which I wants to share with my glorious world but had not get any chance to share with you people😔.Anyway ,but now I have an DSLR.


I have a canon 5d mark II that I intend to donate to a needy person and a Fujifilm xt1 that I intend to change into an xt2, but what I really want is the new xt3 that I already put in my visualization mural.


When I first started my photography journey, I had a film camera and gear. I eventually sold it on eBay. It was a somewhat bitter sweet as there is something different about film cameras then digital. But ever since moving from the Canon AE-1 Program, Rebel XT, then the 7D and now the 6D. If I were to upgrade again, I am torn with the new mirrorless


I had an old Nikon D60 camera. It is very old and does not meet my requirements for a modern camera. So I gave it to a beginner photographer. He was pleased. I intend to buy Sonny A7. I want my new camera to be a full frame. She shoots well in the dark. You can use lots of lenses. Makes quality images.Merry Christmas!


Good luck Merry Christmas


Will join in the next days...

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