Some of you have asked, so here is a list of products I am familiar with or I recommend! None of this is required, so don’t think you need to buy anything. Also, having a Prime Membership to Amazon will help you get discounts and free 2 day shipping!
If you ask me, I will always recommend a Sony. This is why: Every SLR camera has it’s own unique threading to attach the lens to the body of the camera. You can only attach the same brand of lens to the camera you wish to attach it to. Sony, however, bought the A-mount (type of threading) for the Minolta camera.
Minolta is no longer in business, but there is A-LOT of Minolta lenses out there that you can buy, used! Lenses that would have normally cost a bit of money, I purchased for fractions the price, because I bought a used Minolta lens and attached it to my Sony digital camera.
My favorite lens of all time is my 50mm lens. It’s outstanding when photographing still lives and portraits. Most of these lenses open up to f1.8 which creates that lovely shallow depth of field. Here are some great deals I found on Amazon for these lenses.
I thought I would throw in a few extra products that I have found exceptionally useful with my work!
43 Inch Reflector – $18.52
Reflectors are super easy to transport, inexpensive and make a huge difference in the look of your photographs.
Grey Card Set
After we get through the White Balance section of our class, you will see how these three little cards are SO useful!
60 Inch Tripod
A tripod is another very useful thing to have around. While they are fairly inexpensive, they are also extremely helpful when shooting with slow shutter speeds.
If you are passionate for film photography (which I TOTALLY am), you might appreciate some of these treasures. We will dabble in film during one of our class meets, and trust me, you will LOVE the art of traditional photography.