How Much Should You Spend On Camera Equipment; Hobbyist vs Pro!


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Cameras are expensive and can be an extravagant purchase depending on what you are purchasing. In addition to the camera itself, there are endless accessory options to make you a better photographer and these accessories range in price from a few dollars to a few thousand! For example, sometimes lenses can cost more than the camera itself Read More....

Maura B.

The Last Black Unicorn
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These days, hobbysts can use a smartphone because they come with very advanced cameras, especially in the pro mode :) Even though they go for a smartphone camera or a mirrorless, the budget of $1000 that you suggested is more than enough. For professional use, then many extra accessories are required and the price drastically increase :)