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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!

Sony Cameras:

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. 

I’ve proudly used Sony cameras for over 10 years and they are great! Canon and Nikon are the “photographer” brand name, but you are paying more money for that brand name, while Sony will give the same thing if not more (with Minolta lenses)!!
 

Sony Alpha DSLRA350K

14 Mega Pixels. This would be the highest level at this age that I would recommend.  Anything stronger than this means you are a career photographer or high-end artist. These are great cameras, because Sony purchased the mount for Minolta, meaning any old/used Minolta lenses will fit this camera!

Sony Alpha DSLRA350K

This is the camera that I learned on. It’s a great camera for those who are unsure if photography is something they want to get serious about. You can learn without investing too much. This camera is used, and therefore it’s inexpensive. The lens is fixed, so you cannot remove and try on new lenses.

Lenses:

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 found this on amazon and I was shocked. It’s the same lens I have, but I spent $100. This one is only $47. It’s used, like all Minolta lenses, and it will work on Sony Cameras.

Here is an equivalent lens for a Canon camera. Make sure you read the fine detail, because I’ve stated before, I’m mostly familiar with Sony cameras. You will need to see if the mounting thread matches your camera. Check your manual for this information.

Here is an equivalent lens for a Nikon camera. Make sure you read the fine detail, because I’ve stated before, I’m mostly familiar with Sony cameras. You will need to see if the mounting thread matches your camera. Check your manual for this information.

Accessories:

I thought I would throw in a few extra products that I have found exceptionally useful with my work!


43 Inch Reflector – $18.52 


22 Inch Reflector – $9.98

Reflectors

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.

Film:

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.

HOLGA 120N

This is probably my favorite and most inexpensive piece of equipment I own. They are considered toy cameras, and if you are not familiar with their “look”, ask me about it next time you see me. It’s a gorgeous unmeasured beauty that comes from these cameras.

HOLGA Pinhole Camera

During this course, we are going to make a pinhole camera… but I included this on the list so that you can see what a pinhole camera looks like. After we make one, you may become completely addicted to the process of producing images from a pinhole camera. It really is a FUN!

Illford 120 film

This is the Black & White film I use for my HOLGA camera.