First post, I have been reading through the threads here and the learning center.
I have a 12 year old daughter who is quite art orientated, shows an interest in photography as an extension to what she likes doing now.
I also have an interest in photography but I am time poor.
Myself and my daughter have been practicing with our point and shoot Ixus 105 (have achieved what we think are nice photos ), it has a basic manual function that allows some learning for us. But it has internal dirty patches on the and the zoom is starting to play up.
So I have spent some time over the last couple of weeks researching DSLR camera's mirror and mirrorless. Have been looking hard at 5d / d750 and A7 second hand, but as usual I start to wonder are these over kill for what we are doing.. and how do I really know if they are in good condition. And do I really need a FF camera?
So I went down to ***revoved per site *** this morning with my daughter first to see what cameras fits in her hand comfortably, second to have a look through the menu system and see how easy it was to understand.
After playing with the A7, then onto the Nkon D750 and the 700d, we had a play with the cheaper Nikons, D3300, D5500 and the D7100...
Em settled on the D5500 as being most comfortable and being used to Ipads etc the touch screen set-up she really liked, (I am old school, i still have buttons on my mobile phone).
***removed per site *** I am happy to go down the body only path and buy a better quality then the kit only, as reading on here I have found you can have great camera but poor = dud picture. But average camera with great = good picture.
So what I am after is what should I get. We are right at the beginning... In my head with what I have read there seems to be a like for a 18-200mm set up, allowing diversity in what we do. But what is good quality for $1000 to $1500 in a Full Frame that I can use on the D5500 body?
I am happy to buy a cheaper body as per above, but the accessories I am happy to put some better money into allowing for upgraded body later... better better tri-pod etc...
Any guidance on a FF would be much appreciated.
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