What's the best camera for start work with Microstock? (With answer)
Hi Girls and Guys, here I go direct to the point, but first I want to mention that most of you had heard that you should buy an entry camera and then buying new stuffs according to need you feel necessary. FORGET IT!
I had spend some years with entry cameras and I had lose a lot of photos because of many issues, but mostly because of 2 things:
- BAD FOCUS
Those both things could be solved if I had propper gear.
I had buy prime lenses 70-200mm f2.8 and 24-70 f2.8, but I still have problems with focus BECAUSE ENTRY CAMERAS DON'T HAVE FINE TUNE FOR FOCUS and it normally have backfocus or frontfocus, that means it are focusing on wrong place.
So, if you want, in my opinion, enter on the Microstock world and be able to upload thousand photos and decrease your refused photos without spend too much for it, here go my advices for gear.
Of course I evaluate the cheapest but without waste your money with gear that would not reach the hi-quality level that Microstock requires.
So cheapest best gear would be:
1 - Nikon D7100 camera
2 - Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens
3 - Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 lens
4 - Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens
With that, you will be able to make hi-quality images. Of course anyone can do a good job with lower gear, as I had done for long while, but am not talking about creativity here, but about technical quality.
I had try the D7100 already and I can't wait to buy it. I confess I came here to write it to get some good energy since I don't have the money to buy it yet and I can't lie for sleep without think about this new camera for hours.
I had waste A LOT of photos because of backfocus and it will be my next buy as soon as my Dreamstime account have the enough money for it. I could have a 10x larger portfolio if I had this camera and it would mean more sells.
With that gear you will save money (without have to upgrade it in a short time) and will be able to make a hi jump on the photography world.
Photo credits: Maxwell De Araujo Rodrigues.