Cameras - Guide to Travel Photography
Camera is indeed very important tool for making pictures but it is not the end of the world. If you have a good camera great, but if you dont have a good camera you can still mage with the simple cell phone camera too. The most important is how you take pictures and how creative you are in taking the picture. The best pictures are not necessarily from the best cameras but they are taken with better sense and it is clear that an effort was made to shoot the picture. Many times you can catch a moment there where no camera is available
The lense of the camera is more important then the body of the camera as bodies mainly only take the image that is beamed by the lens hence if you have a great lense body of the camera will not be that important but if you have a great body with many functions but a faulty lens then you will be more likely to take bad pictures.
Following are most popular cameras bodies for professional photography
Nikon D5 has been considered the most popular camera in the past decade. Nikon D5 brings Huge advancements in sensor design, autofocus, metering and image processing result low light shooting all the way to ISO 102,400 AF detection and tracking across that entire ISO range.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II was also used by 11 photographers. Link to reviews of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E. Read the reviews of the Nikon D800E
Nikon D800E Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Nikon D4S Nikon D4s
Nikon D700 Nikon D700
Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Nikon D4 Nikon D4
Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 6D
Sony A7R 2 Sony A7R II
Fuji x100s Maybe the Fuji x100f will be on the list next year? Fujifilm x100s
Fujifilm x-t1. There is a new model called t-2 now
Canon EOS 1DX Mark 2. Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Nikon DF Nikon DF
Leica M10. Leica M10
Nikon D500: Read the reviews here: Nikon D500
Nikon D800: Read what other people say about the Nikon D800
Nikon D850: Read what other people say about the Nikon D850
Sony A6000: One of the cheapest on the list. See reviews Sony A6000
Leica SL. Read the reviews Leica SL.
LENSES AND APERTURES
An average camera body and great lens will win over a great camera with an average lens any day. This is because the quality of our photographs is more dependent on the lens rather than the camera. A better lens can capture more light due to larger apertures, so you can shoot in dim light with more ease. A good-quality lens also delivers more details in images than a substandard lens.
However, larger apertures are not very important for photographers shooting
still subjects using a tripod.
Here is when lenses with large aperture are very important:
Capturing moving objects in low light, for instance, at weddings
Capturing objects in swift motion, for instance flying birds
Obtaining more creative flexibility
If you want to counteract noise and loss of detail in your images, you need to pick your camera equipment carefully. If you shoot in low-light conditions (that is, using a high ISO, which tends to create photographic noise) by holding your camera in your hand quite often, then you need a camera that can handle noise efficiently. Such cameras come in handy for wedding and wildlife photographers.
You should know that getting obsessed about megapixels is silly. More megapixels in a camera is important for majorly two purposes:
Producing very large prints
Cropping images with extremely far-away subjects (such as in wildlife
Other than these two situations, there is no reason to get fixated on the number of megapixels of your camera equipment. However, note that most photo libraries have rules for minimum megapixel count, and only accept images that meet the criteria.
If you are into shooting swiftly moving objects such as birds, considering the shoot rate of your camera equipment becomes important. Some cameras fire off 3 shots a second; some 6 shots a second. You need a camera that can fire off more shots in a short time, so you do not miss out on a good moment.
To capture fast-moving objects, your camera equipment needs to have a camera and a lens that responds swiftly in the autofocus mode. You cannot afford to have a lens struggling to find a focus when you’re dealing with birds in flight or other fast moving objects.
Some of the most commonly used filters include:
UV filter: Protects the lens and reduces the lack of clarity caused due to UV rays
Polarising filter: Reduces glare from shiny surfaces like a wet landscape and makes the colors livelier
Neutral density filter: Balances the exposure between bright and dark areas to modify the intensity of all wavelengths of light in a scene equally
A tripod should be an indispensable part of your camera supplies to aid you in avoiding camera shake when shooting in low light. You need to consider certain factors before buying one, such as how long, and high will it go. The choice will depend on the type of photography you do. Make sure the tripod doesn’t move in the slightest when you press the shutter, as even the smallest twitch can ruin shots when working with long lenses.
At last, remember that getting the right camera supplies or camera equipment is just half the battle won. The final output depends on the quality of photography. So focus on a careful blend of good-quality camera equipment and photography skills.
Hope this article will put in perspective the kind of things photographers must give attention to. Do share the article with your friends if you like it.
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