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Camera upgrading ? Answered

Hi, I'm currently using a konica minolta dynax D5, which I brought new way back in 2005/6 and to be honest I still can't fault it. But it is only 6.1 mega pixels, quite small compared to todays standards. Recently I have been considering upgrading and was wondering if I should go for a Sony alpha because obviously my lenses, a 75-300 mm f4.5/5.6 & a 18-70 mm f3.5/5.6, will still fit. Which would save me money. But I was also thinking maybe switching altogether to something like a Canon or Nikon. I would be going second hand and although I want to save money I'm also concerned about quality, reliability and long term value. Any thoughts would be appreciated and sorry about the length of the question. Great classes by the way.

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audreyobscuraBest Answer (author)2017-03-27

Sounds like you have some great lens glass, but if you switch to a new brand you can also buy lens adapters that allow you to mount other brands of lenses to your camera.

Most camera stores have them, or if your camera parts are more hard to find IRL, try the web.

I have been a Canon user my whole life - but it's mostly out of convenience at this point. An analog Canon SLR was the first camera I ever learned how to use, and transitioning to digital with Canon was easy because I already knew the menus and operation modes.

If you can, buy used gear. This allow you to 'try on' equipment without committing to a big price tag.

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