Tips & Tricks for Buying a New Camera and other Photography Equipment
When it comes to buying cameras and photography equipment you always want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth. These things don’t run cheap, so you should know what you’re buying before you go and spend a lot of money on something. Not all cameras are made equally and neither is equipment so that’s why today we will be going over some tips and tricks on how to buy the best camera and equipment for you. If you are unsure of where to look, you can find cameras and photography equipment at photography equipment stores both locally or online.
- Always choose a newer model, yes they are more expensive but the reality is they are simply better in every way. Some people try to save money by buying older, outdated models and while they were great when they first came out, they are not anymore. Older models and cameras run slower, make more noise, and use up batteries like nothing. Spend a little extra on a new model when you are buying a camera.
- Know what features you want out of a camera and stick to cameras that have them. Don’t be distracted by sales or deals, write down a list of features you want and stick to it. One of the features to avoid would be a push-pull zoom, these tend to wear out with age.
- If you want a tripod make sure you try it out before you buy. Even if you plan to buy something online for a great price go into photography equipment stores and try the model out before you order. There is nothing worse than choosing something in a hurry only to find out it’s not exactly what you wanted. Not every piece of equipment is made equal so you need to try things to see if they work well for you.
- Don’t rush to buy all the lenses you can at once, this is something that you should build over time. Buying a lens one at a time really lets you experience and use the lens in all the ways you possibly can. Buying lenses slowly also give enough time for newer lenses to come out, it also gives you some time to figure out what you want out of the next lens you buy.
- Filters are a great accessory to have because they work well on every single camera. You can buy all sorts of filters and they will always work unless you scratch them. Some people may not feel the need for filters because of photo editing programs, but they will save you a lot of time when it comes down to the editing process.
- Stock up on batteries and never buy old batteries! That should really go without saying as batteries do have a shelf life before they start wearing out. Rechargeable batteries are great but they too can get worn out and drain fast. You always want to have a reserve of batteries as well because there is nothing worse than running out of power when you need it the most.
- Last but not least, if you are buying an underwater case for your camera you always want to make sure that it’s not faulty by sticking it in a bathtub or pool to see if it leaks. It should go without saying that you should not attempt this with your camera inside the case!