What camera should I buy?

“What camera should I buy to shoot flowers?”

“I want a DSLR, what should I get?”

“I need a new camera for the holiday of a lifetime, what do you recommend?”

These are all questions I’ve been asked online already this year (today is 16 January). I love being able to help other photographers, but when it comes to choosing your camera, I need more than 140 on Twitter, or a quick FB instant message.

This is the post for everyone who’s asked me a question like that, and been frustrated that I couldn’t just tell them, “Buy the Canon xxxD”, or “Get the Sony Axxxx”.

Short answer? Get the most expensive lens you can afford, and spend the rest of your budget on the camera body.

Let me explain…

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