I get a lot of questions about what camera I use, what lens I use etc. I tell people it isn't the camera that takes the shots it is the eye. The links on this page will take you to some stores and I will get a few dollars from them if you buy a product.
I just changed to upgrade my camera after years of shooting with a Sony A300. Great camera but I was needing to catch up with technology more and I simply outgrew the Sony. I now shoot with a Canon 7D Mark II that I bought at Adorama. It is my go-to store in NYC. I actually attended the reveal party they had for the camera and after holding it and taking a few shots I just had to have it.
You can get it on Amazon also Just click on the camera below.
My backup camera is my old Sony a300. I believe if you are going to spend a few hundred dollars on a camera it should feel comfortable in your hands. With that being said if you want to shoot with the camera I am using go to eBay where you can get it for about $200 or so. Not so fast because you will also need a lens. The camera normally comes with a 18-70mm lens but I use a 18-250mm which cost about $450-$600.
You can get a Sony A300 on eBay.
Another thing you need is a tripod. Sure you can get away with a $20 Radio shack tripod but trust me they break and they are heavy. You will break 3 of them like I did and get tired during photo shoots moving the bulky thing around. I use a
Dolica ZX600B300 Proline ZX Series 60-Inch Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head that I just love.
If you are a local and you have seen me carrying my tripod with ease this is what it is.
If you have seen me taking videos with my iPhone you have probably seen that I use a tripod. It is the secret to getting your videos steady. Pick it up from Amazon – Iphone Tripod.