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  1. MelospizaMelodiaFan

    Beginner camera recommendations?

    I would do some research on mirrorless cameras versus DSLRs. Most of the photography world has moved on to mirrorless. Also, I would invest most of my money into a good lens. You may also consider full frame versus cropped sensor, and think about how much gear you would like to lug around. Keep...
  2. MelospizaMelodiaFan

    Beginner camera recommendations?

    Okay, I hope someone with the same camera can chime in. Here is another way to go with your $1k: Do nothing and keep shooting with your current kit. The rebel you have is a decent camera, albeit 13 years old. It has an APS-C sensor with a 1.6x crop, so your 300mm lens acts like a 480mm...
  3. MelospizaMelodiaFan

    Beginner camera recommendations?

    Olympus E-M1 mark II body costs $600 used or less. It has phase-detect autofocus, which will do better for birds in flight. You can pair that with a used Olympus 75-300 for under $300 used. Note this is a micro 4/3 sensor, which has a 2x crop factor compared to a full frame camera. So, a 300mm...