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    Camera recommendation for 15th birthday?

    Hello fellow kids- my daughter is turning 15 soon and took at photo course in HS this spring which she really liked. Any thoughts on a decent camera to feed her interest? Is there a used mkt for something a bit more legit to give her room to grow, so to speak?


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    iphone 13 ...... your dog wants steak.

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    Camera recommendation for 15th birthday?

    Anything 3-5 years old would be a great place to start. Even entry-level dSLRs of that age will be plenty good. If it shoots RAW and has interchangeable lenses she will be able to grow with her skills/interests and slowly build up a kit

    Look for a 50mm 1.8 lens to go with it (nifty fifty) to get pretty damn near pro quality photos out of it. They can be had for like $100-200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senior researcher View Post
    iphone 13 ...... your dog wants steak.
    Hah


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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermoon View Post
    Anything 3-5 years old would be a great place to start. Even entry-level dSLRs of that age will be plenty good. If it shoots RAW and has interchangeable lenses she will be able to grow with her skills/interests and slowly build up a kit

    Look for a 50mm 1.8 lens to go with it (nifty fifty) to get pretty damn near pro quality photos out of it. They can be had for like $100-200.
    TYVM- is there a trusted source for such things?


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    There’s a website called Fred Miranda that’s basically the TGR of photo gear. They have a good for sale section, there’s eBay, and a couple of the big camera stores have used sections: B&H and Adorama.

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    I've bought a few from Canon refurb site - don't know if it's still in existence. Canon also used to give a discount for trading in another broken Canon, so if that's still going, pick up a broken Powershot off Craigslist or something.

    All the refurb stuff I've bought from Canon has looked and operated like new.
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    KEH or /photomarket. I've bought from ebay and adorama too, but those 2 are my favorites.
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    Used Sony A6XXX series for APSC sensor or even a used A7


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