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Learn How To Get Started In Digital Photography For Under $500 For Beginners

Getting Started In Digital Photography – People often ask us “How Do I Get Started in Digital Photography for Under $500?”

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, or you’re a little unsure that you want to get into Digital Photography, consider buying good used Digital Camera Equipment!

You can always resell it for about what you paid, if you change your mind!

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How To Buy Quality Used Digital Cameras

Professional Digital Camera For Under $500 – Yes, You Can Get Started Today in Professional Digital Photography for Under $500, with a used Sony a65 Digital Camera, (Photo: Left), Three High Quality Vintage Minolta AF Lenses and a Fast 32GB SD Card!

Used Sony Digital Cameras – For Professional Digital Photographers, Meta recommends buying either a used Sony a65 Digital Camera, 10 frames per second. When Meta purchased her Sony a65 Digital Camera back in 2011 for $1,200, it was way ahead of its time. Canon and Nikon, are now just catching up with Sony, introducing their Mirrorless Digital Cameras and Lenses for 2019 and 2020.

Upgrade For Under $1000 – You can upgrade to the latest 2017 Model Sony a77 II Digital Camera with a Compact Tripod, that Meta uses today!

How To Buy Quality Used Digital Camera Lenses

Vintage Minolta AF Lenses for Sony Digital Cameras – Camera Lenses are the bulk of most Photographer’s Expenses! $649 for a Brand New Sony Camera Lens is about average! Many Beginner Digital Photographers don’t know that you can use many Inexpensive Vintage Minolta AF Lenses on all Sony Digital Cameras, including the latest Sony a99 II Digital Camera, and all Sony E-Mount Digital Cameras (with Sony LA-EA4 A-Mount Adapter) for about 10% of the cost of Brand New Sony Lenses. Meta paid on average $66 each for her Eleven 1985 Vintage Minolta AF Lenses. That’s a Huge Cost Savings Advantage for Beginners!

Vintage Minolta AF Lenses – Camera Lenses are a huge investment for any Professional Photographer, which will last many years to come! Camera Bodies, like iPhones and Computers, don’t last as nearly as long as Camera Lenses do! Meta still uses all of her Eleven 1985 Vintage Minolta Lenses (35 Year Old Film Camera Lenses) on her modern Sony a77 II Digital Cameras. Yes, they still Auto Focus!

How To Get Started in Professional Digital Photography for Under $500 (2011 Sony a65 Digital Camera 3 Minolta AF Lenses)
Sony a65 Digital Camera (About $365 Used)
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 Prime Lens (Photo: Top Left – About $23 Used – Fast Sharp Prime Lens – Can you believe this price)
Minolta AF Zoom 35–70mm f/4.0 Lens (Photo: Top Center – About $35 Used)
Minolta AF Zoom 70–210mm f/4.0 Lens (Photo: Top Right – The Famous “Beer Can” Lens – About $65 Used)
Sony 32GB SD Card (About $10 Used)
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Total: $498

How To Get Started in Professional Digital Photography for Under $1000 (Upgrade to 2017 Sony a77 II Digital Camera and Tripod)
• Same 3 Minolta AF Lenses listed above (About $123 Used)
Sony a77 II Digital Camera (About $729 Used)
Manfrotto Compact Tripod (About $65 New)
Sony 128GB SD Card (About $38 New)
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Total: $955

Buy More Inexpensive Minolta AF Lenses for Sony Digital Cameras:
Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Prime Lens (Meta Paid $35 – Small – Lightweight – Great for Interiors and Wide Landscapes)
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens (Meta Paid $160 – Super Sharp Lens – Great for Portraits, Low Light, HDR, Sunrises and Sunsets)
Minolta AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 Zoom Lens (Meta Paid $35 – Small Walk Around Lens – Good Low Range Zoom)
Minolta AF 35–105 f/3.5–4.5 Zoom Lens (Meta Paid $55 – Small Walk Around Lens – Good High Range Zoom)
Minolta AF 28–135mm f/4.0–4.5 Zoom Lens (Meta Paid $90 – Good Wide Zoom Range – Great Walk Around Lens – ø72mm)

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