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  1. #1
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    Need a camera and fully confused

    We are a retailer of clothes in Birmingham UK. We sell Asian partywear and bridal. Mostly from the shop but we also have a website which will need nice pictures adding to regular. So I need a camera to do stills only (video function will only be used with kids when on holiday). My budget is up to 2000. But if I can get away with much less it would be better. I was first thinking canon 1dx because of a video I saw on YT. Now I'm thinking d750. My brother used to have a d3 is that still a good one to get or is it discontinued now? I'm going for a second hand one as 'cex' give a 2 year warranty with everything they sell. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    The D750 is awesome.

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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    Frankly, for web posting, any DSLR will get the job done, what matters most is the skill of the photographer for composition and lighting and a good lens. Heck, in knowledgeable hands you could get away with a good cell phone camera or even a good used D70 with a good lens. The D3 was discontinued long ago (current equivalent camera is a D5), but it is way overkill for what you need.
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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Welcome to the forum,as Brent said as nice as it would be the D750 is possibly overkill.have you thought about lighting as that and a good lens can be as important as the camera body.
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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    ... as Brent said as nice as it would be the D750 is possibly overkill.
    I agree. As much as I love my D750 for your purposes I think you might be better off considering a 7XXX series body and a top-notch prime lens or two.
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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Thanks for the replies. This will be an ongoing thing, I will be getting lighting and backgrounds and sometimes doing outdoor shoots. As well as the website the pictures will go on posters now and then and magazines. Reason I wanted a reasonably high end camera was so it's a little future proof. What kind of lens would I need for clothing? Stationary objects so the speed the lens and camera can handle is not an issue. Unless the model decides to do a runner!


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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Not getting into lens choice as its not my field but with the added information then the D750 could be the body for you.
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  8. #8
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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Don't mean to do people's head in but I watched a video on YT with a guy reviewing the 750 and he was talking about 810 possibly being a better one to go for overall. Or is this a case of there's always one model up you can go?


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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I'll post some pictures when I get started, some pointers will go a long way!


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    Re: Need a camera and fully confused

    Quote Originally Posted by sampochin View Post
    Don't mean to do people's head in but I watched a video on YT with a guy reviewing the 750 and he was talking about 810 possibly being a better one to go for overall. Or is this a case of there's always one model up you can go?
    First off, howdy and welcome to Nikonites!!!

    The D750 is actually a newer body, compared to the D810. The D810 does have higher pixel count, but the D750 has better low light sensitivity. The D810 *could* cause more problems than it solves, because with the extra pixel count comes more opportunity for blurry photos due to camera shake. You asked about the D3 as well ... while discontinued, the D3 is still a workhorse of a camera. It doesn't have the pixel count that the D750 does, but would do well for website images.

    All in, I do think that either the latest D5600 or the D7200 would probably be the best choice, allowing the money saved to be spent on getting a good lens for your needs. The D7200 would probably last you longer, with the D5x00 series ... if you keep after the photography skills for long, you'll probably be looking for the more professional ergonomic changes that exist in the D7x00 and higher camera bodies.
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