December 30, 2016 at 12:49PM

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What camera should I buy...What's the best for under $$$

Dear NoFilmSchool community,

several times a week there are new posts on the boards like "What's the best camera for under $5K?", "What's the best camera that I should buy right now?", "Camera A vs. Camera B" or "Is that particular worth its price (other another)?". You might have seen some of that posts and maybe you answered some of them.

But that is a very repeating topic on the boards. And it's nearly always the same.

Yes, most of the cameras are worth the money you pay for them if you would buy them.
Yes, some cameras have benefits over he others. Some haven't that feature that You want.
Yes, every camera works a little different from the others.

What also makes them a little redundant is the fact that it's mostly the major camera most people use anyway. And there are a lot of reviews and tutorials online that would cover all the questions You might have about the camera.

Also the camera DOES NOT capture the image. That is a very important fact that most people around here might forget sometimes. What realy takes an image is the person behind the camera that operates it, position and adjust it.

I'm not saying nobody should never do a discussion about gear. But I think that never ending repetition has to end.

I plead you people, who might need that information, first take a look through the existing posts and see if you can find what you need there. And then if you have not found the one particular information you can make a new post.

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+1. I hope this post works!

December 30, 2016 at 5:08PM

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so like should i buy a potato camera or a barbie camera

January 4, 2017 at 12:08AM

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Carsten Weizer
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People in forum usually talk about technical things, seldom they talk about composition, or image content.

January 8, 2017 at 5:06AM

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N. Peter
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Maybe it's more difficult to talk about image content than technical specs. Everyone has their own way to do that.

January 8, 2017 at 5:10AM, Edited January 8, 5:10AM

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N. Peter
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