Canon M50 Mark II

1 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 06:11
Hey, /tech/. I've been wanting to get into photography and also shoot some video. I don't want to invest a ludicrous amount initially, though. Also don't want a shit camera that will make me not want to take pictures. After some research, the Canon M50 Mark II seems pretty solid. The original M50 seemed good, but the Mark II has slightly better autofocus and a clean HDMI out. So, do you guys think it's a sound investment as a first camera? If not, what would you recommend around the same price range?
2 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 07:01
Does it matter? Not gonna make your dick bigger. Only look like it.
3 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 08:08
Sure it’s a good camera. But it’s significantly more satisfying to spend 250 or less on your first camera and practice until you turn out some great shots with it than it is to buy a 600+ camera and take shit with it for a year.
4 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 09:15
That's a good point. Didn't think of that. I was thinking along the logic of "I'll grow into it" sorta thing.
5 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 10:22
Im by no means a pro photographer, but I’ve got some decent shots on a panasonic lumix FZ82. Its a bridge camera but id say its great for starting out. I got mine new for £300 like a retard, but I’ve seen them much cheaper second hand. Also you dont have to shell out for different lenses, so thats a plus.
6 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 11:28
I'll give that camera a look.
7 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 12:35
If you're interested in compacts I quite like my G5x mII, but I don't know what its video capabilities are like.
8 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 13:59
I'll give that one a look too. Thank you for the suggestion
9 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 15:22
Pro photog here.

Just buy a second hand 5D MkIII and learn the basics first. It's a great camera, super cheap second hand. Was used on countless AAA films and was a main camera for quite a few series, chuck magic lantern on it and volia. Invest in a decent audio setup and a knockoff glide cam as well as an affordable cage and monitor, ND filters and a polariser with a decent lens (Try play with a 35mm 1.8 or a 50mm 1.8) Btw real motorized gimbals are a mimick and are pretty difficult to work with in an organic state.

You will realise that you need so many other things to get started

Once you learn how to properly shoot, then look at getting a fancy camera. Don't throw money at it unless you can afford it, make money from it or are an idiot.
10 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 16:46
Also didn't see you wanted to get into photography. They are superb when it comes to colour reproduction, I can't fault them. BUT my main point still stands, buy something and learn the ropes as opposed to go auto this auto that. Trust

It's a godlike cam. I only upgraded because I'm lazy and could afford to. I wanted auto facial focusing. But other than that, I still love them and take them as my backups to every job.
11 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 18:09
Get a cannon literally and kys
12 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 19:33
Furthermore, as people are moving to RF like the R5 etc, there should be a surplus of EF lenses on the market too.
13 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 22:20
The EOS M mount is dead, I wouldn't recommend it, if you want a cheap APS-C camera maybe buy a Fujifilm like the X-T20.
Or... as someone else suggested, a second hand 5D Mk3 would be good, but it's big and heavy, maybe you'd prefer a super small Fuji.
14 Name: Anonymous 2021-04-15 23:28
I own a Panasonic G7 and I have done for a few years. I have always been interested in photography and I own two lenses with the camera but I have never been able to get into it. Is it the camera or my fault? Would I be better off buying a normal DSLR like a 5D MK3? or should I just try and use this one and get better at using it?

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