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Mar 27, 2022 14:20:59   #
Katt Loc: Central Pennsylvania
 
Hi. My name is Peggy.
I live in Central Pennsylvania. I live on a farm.
I like making jewelry, drawing, gardening and reading.
I'm 57 years old and looking for a new hobby.
I love a lot of the pictures I've taken with my phone and would like to try my hand at some serious photography. Looking for some information on what type of camera would be a good choice for a beginner.

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Mar 27, 2022 14:25:24   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Welcome to the forum.
Photography is a great hobby.

(I'm sure you'll get a lot of suggestions here....)

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Mar 27, 2022 14:26:25   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Peggy, the best advice is to get the best you can afford. The brand is insignificant, as they all perform well. The idea is to avoid limiting your development by purchasing a camera with limited capabilities. One that has an interchangeable lens, one that allows for manual adjustment of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture will allow you to learn and apply your knowledge and developing skills to their utmost.
--Bob
Katt wrote:
Hi. My name is Peggy.
I live in Central Pennsylvania. I live on a farm.
I like making jewelry, drawing, gardening and reading.
I'm 57 years old and looking for a new hobby.
I love a lot of the pictures I've taken with my phone and would like to try my hand at some serious photography. Looking for some information on what type of camera would be a good choice for a beginner.

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Mar 27, 2022 14:28:02   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
rmalarz wrote:
Peggy, the best advice is to get the best you can afford. The brand is insignificant, as they all perform well. The idea is to avoid limiting your development by purchasing a camera with limited capabilities. One that has an interchangeable lens, one that allows for manual adjustment of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture will allow you to learn and apply your knowledge and developing skills to their utmost.
--Bob


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Mar 27, 2022 14:31:28   #
Xmsmn Loc: Minnesota
 
Welcome to the forum Peggy. You won’t find that people on the forum are shy of making suggestions. I use Olympus/OM Systems equipment and love it.
Good luck in making your choice.
Mark

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Mar 27, 2022 14:35:38   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
Katt wrote:
Hi. My name is Peggy.
I live in Central Pennsylvania. I live on a farm.
I like making jewelry, drawing, gardening and reading.
I'm 57 years old and looking for a new hobby.
I love a lot of the pictures I've taken with my phone and would like to try my hand at some serious photography. Looking for some information on what type of camera would be a good choice for a beginner.


Welcome to UHH from another central PA member.
The one recommendation is look at a system as a whole where backward compatibility goes back about 35 years so as you run across smoking good deals on lenses you can be assured that they will will work 100% with your camera. An adapter might be needed but it will in no way affect the 100% compatibility and operatibility of your camera and lens. Not all systems have this backward compatibility for the last 35 or so years and it can be a crap shoot when looking at a supposed good deal.
From that starting point look at your budget.
Most interchangeable lens cameras made today make great images if you do your part.
Also look at menu systems for ease of use in an intuitive way.
Finally how does it feel to you as that is big.
Have fun from here exploring.

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Mar 27, 2022 16:48:44   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
Katt wrote:
Hi. My name is Peggy.
I live in Central Pennsylvania. I live on a farm.
I like making jewelry, drawing, gardening and reading.
I'm 57 years old and looking for a new hobby.
I love a lot of the pictures I've taken with my phone and would like to try my hand at some serious photography. Looking for some information on what type of camera would be a good choice for a beginner.


Welcome to UHH.
All the major camera manufacturers make excellent cameras. You can’t go wrong. Go to camera stores (not the big box stores) and handle different models in your price range to see which camera feels best in your hand.

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Mar 27, 2022 16:56:45   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Mac wrote:
Welcome to UHH.
All the major camera manufacturers make excellent cameras. You can’t go wrong. Go to camera stores (not the big box stores) and handle different models in your price range to see which camera feels best in your hand.


If a camera turns out to be uncomfortable in holding and controlling, you won't enjoy using it much.

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Mar 27, 2022 21:04:39   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Welcome to the Hog, Katt. First, decide what you will be photographing for the most part. Some cameras are better suited for some genres. The more you spend, the more capable the system will be.

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Mar 28, 2022 06:00:34   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Welcome to the Hog. What type of photos do think you will be taking might dictate the camera you purchase. A inter-changeable lens camera will probably give you more room for growth/options & possibly be better for close=up & macro photos which you might find an interest in considering some of your hobbies.

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Mar 28, 2022 07:53:25   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Welcome to the forum.

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Mar 28, 2022 08:19:55   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Welcome to our forum!

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Mar 28, 2022 10:55:01   #
Katt Loc: Central Pennsylvania
 
rmalarz wrote:
Peggy, the best advice is to get the best you can afford. The brand is insignificant, as they all perform well. The idea is to avoid limiting your development by purchasing a camera with limited capabilities. One that has an interchangeable lens, one that allows for manual adjustment of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture will allow you to learn and apply your knowledge and developing skills to their utmost.
--Bob

Thank you for your advice. Its been very helpful. I will be certain to take it all into consideration.

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Mar 28, 2022 10:59:18   #
Katt Loc: Central Pennsylvania
 
Thanks so much. I am very new at this. Also very interested. Every suggestion is welcome

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Mar 28, 2022 11:15:35   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Welcome to the Hog, Peggy, enjoy.

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