What have we learned?
My take-away: (not just from this thread)
Try a few brands/models if you can
Just get yourself a camera you can afford.
Something you like.
One you can afford to abuse.
That has lenses available.
= probably an older camera
= with available lenses.
Look after your lenses. You can use them again or sell them.
**shoot RAW** (At least JPG+RAW, you'll understand later.)>WHATEVER YOU GET, JUST USE THE FUCKING THING!!
Are we doing a "what software" thread now?
For fun, here's literally the first pic I ever took with my A65 when it came out in... 2009?
Still taking pics with it today, though it's definitely far from my #1 camera, but I use it for motocross n shit where I want good pics but I'll probably fuck it with mud and dust. But I'm keeping her 'til she dies.
WORTHLESS in low light by the way, ISO800 max.
Clearly had a couple of beers now, but I've re-read this and stand by what I've written.