Rationalizing a $1300 Camera

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Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:34 pm

@KillYourInnerLoser Andy you remind me of my friend Nick. He is also a 6'4 balding ginger who is smart AF lmao. I am persuading him to become active on these forums.
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Well wait to go making me feel inferior; I'm only 6ft2.
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UPDATE:

Starting fucking around w/ my new camera Canon EOS M50

Here are 2 quick shots of different outfits. Lighting is bad but just trying to learn the basics. I took these pics using the app/tripod. This is with the default kit lens. Going to start taking more shots like this to compare outfits and shit.
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Good job for buying the camera. I think it is a really good investment and I am sure it is going to pay off in dividends ;)
Marvin and I are also looking to buy a new camera together and just take a tonne of pictures.
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Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:51 am

So far loving the camera. Getting used to all the small things. There is so much that goes into photography it's nuts. Had a coaching call with @KillYourInnerLoser and came up with a plan, over the next days/weeks I'll have some new pics ready to rumble. Andy really laid things out in a way that just makes sense. He makes it easy for you to get laid.
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Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:49 am

@KillYourInnerLoser using the settings we mentioned, and the 50mm lens, I was fucking around trying to take some pics on my bed

However, while using continuous shot (I was holding down the shutter button on my phone through the app, whenever I moved around I got blurry shots)

See the pics for the difference

How do I move around and not get blurry pics doing continuous shots?
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Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:57 am

What shutter speed was the camera on? You can just upload the original RAW file here, and it'll tell you:
http://exif-viewer.com/
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@KillYourInnerLoser

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Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:11 am

Photos are looking good. @KillYourInnerLoser isn't part of that just him adjusting for shots, I know shutter speed is a big deal but I thought a big part of photography was just taking tons of photos and hoping a few turn out really well.
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Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:17 am

A faster shutter speed should allow you to get less blurry shots. Also, having your camera on continuous release mode should help as well.
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:25 pm

@chado are you happy with your lens? It is 50mm which is great for taking portraits, if apertuer size is also big(<2) gives great bokeh(background blur). But if you wanna have some background in the photo as well while taking a full body shot it becomes almost impossible. I have sony a6400 with sigma 56mmf1.4 amazing combo but if I wanna show the background in my photos it becomes impossible. (I need to put cam very far which in return loses the focus and background depth) planning to get a second lens sigma16mm f1.4 which is 380£, I just need to justify this purchase
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:25 pm
@chado are you happy with your lens? It is 50mm which is great for taking portraits, if apertuer size is also big(<2) gives great bokeh(background blur). But if you wanna have some background in the photo as well while taking a full body shot it becomes almost impossible. I have sony a6400 with sigma 56mmf1.4 amazing combo but if I wanna show the background in my photos it becomes impossible. (I need to put cam very far which in return loses the focus and background depth) planning to get a second lens sigma16mm f1.4 which is 380£, I just need to justify this purchase
I'm having the same issue. I haven't done much the kit lens which is wider so I will look into that.
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:18 pm

Remember neither of you have the camera from my recommendation page. The one i recommended is "full frame" - neither of yours are.

Full-frame cameras are "zoomed out" a little more so there's more background in the shot, AND the background is even more blurrier on a full-frame camera.

So yes if you want more background on YOUR cameras you'll need a wide-angle lens (35mm or 16mm, etc).

I'd recommend going into a camera store. Take your camera with you. Ask to try out a bunch of their lenses (with your camera). Most stores will let you take a few pics. Take a friend with you to serve as your "test subject" so you have someone to take pics of.

You don't have to buy the lens from that store - just use the store to try out a few different lenses. I do this every time before I buy a lens - I try it out in store, then buy it on Amazon.
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Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:59 am

Hey Andy.

That is true. I bought my camera last September. I think Full Frame vs Apsc Sensor does not make much difference as long as you use the correct lens. I think the crop factor is around 1.5/1.6, so my 56mm1.4 is equivelant of 85mm f2.1 (I bought a portrait lens because my rationale was to boost my Instagram( I was trying to be a fashion blogger)

Now I ordered 16mm which is 24mm equivelant of full frame. I assume it will give me more flexibilty in terms of variability of photos I can take. 30mm would be good, in terms bokeh but again it will quite narrow too. Maybe in the future I will get 30mm too.
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Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:27 pm

@KillYourInnerLoser seeing as the budget camera you recommend is 10 years old, what is a camera that suits our purposes/has the things you are mentioning like being full frame while also having more modern technology?
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