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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    Thanks guys I'll try a rocket blower. What type of shop can I find one in? Online shipping is pricey and slow where I am (Turkey). Thanks.
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    Yeah I meant to write sensor, thank you. As I'm a newbie I guess it's best to pay to get the sensor professionally cleaned. What's a fair price for this roughly? I'm in Turkey so guess it would be cheaper here than UK.
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    I have the camera, but there's some dirt coming out on ALL photos - does this mean I need the lens cleaned (see top right of photo)?
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    I held the camera in the store today and I like it! I plan to buy both the body and lens from Park Cameras - if anybody sees anything wrong with what I'm buying or knows a cheaper place to buy either please let me know! Body - £499 Lens - £759 Thanks :)
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    @rob-nikon - how can I tell which lenses are designed to fit the A7II? I thought it was all Sony E and FE lenses? Thanks.
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    Thanks for the responses guys and sorry for such a late response! All prices I’ve found are second hand. CAMERA As I never use a tripod, I’m guessing image stabilization is important for me (even though most photos will be in good light so can have a fast shutter speed), and will buy a second...
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    The quality of the glass is what makes the photo appear sharper? I assume the quality of plastic and weather sealing only matters if I'm not careful. As for a budget, not more than 2k for a camera and lens combo, cheaper the better depending how much quality is compromised. Thanks again.
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    What specs make a lens a good one? Apart from knowing that I want a wide angle lens for photography, not videos, what do I look for when shopping online to tell which is better quality? Thanks for all the help!
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    Another amazing response, thank you! That link at DPReview is amazing for comparisons- I'm wondering is it all laid out on a big table, they take one photo on each camera and then we compare the zoomed images? It's a pity they don't have a landscape, or something with a sky in the background in...
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    So you find the step up from 4/3rds to cropped and full sensor isn’t much, but the step up from my current (about 1/2.5”) iPhone or GoPro sensor to 4/3rds would be substantial? With regard to lenses - is there a particular type of lens I should be looking at for landscapes with a person in the...
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    Thanks for the lengthy response ABTog! I'm based between Turkey and Ireland.
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    That dpreview is good, thanks! No I haven't. What do you recommend? I will be shooting landscapes, with a person in the foreground (as my watermark :)).
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    Beginner Testing and buying a camera

    Having finished an online photography course, I may need to upgrade from my combination of iPhone X / GoPro Hero7 Black for landscape photography. Ideally I want to test a range of cameras in a landscape setting, get all of the images on a file and compare the quality to figure out the optimal...
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