Photo Editor Anand Bhardwaj has been photographing the world for more than a decade.
But after more than three years of training and a few months of intensive editing, he’s ready to tell you which camera is best for him.
The Nikon D800, a $3,000 DSLR that captures the image at 30MP resolution, is the best choice for him, Bhardwaraj said.
“The D800 has a larger sensor and the best autofocus, but it has a limited battery life and you can’t take lots of photos at once,” he said.
The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6L IS II USM Lens is also the best option for him as it’s a good performer for all his tasks.
“If I’m shooting a wedding or a wedding reception, I’d prefer the EF 18-105mm f4-4L IS USM lens,” he added.
He also prefers the Sony 24-70mm f1.8L VR II Lens for portraits, but he prefers the Canon EF 55-200mm f2.8-4 L IS II Lens when shooting portraits.
The best digital camera for any task is the Canon EOS M, which has a huge sensor, wide dynamic range, and high resolution.
“For my work, the EOS is perfect,” he told HT.
“It’s fast, it’s quiet, it has the best battery life, the best image quality and the largest sensor.
The only thing it’s missing is battery life.”
A camera with an optical zoom, such as the Nikon D300, is also a better choice for Bhardwalaj.
“I shoot landscapes with the D300,” he admitted.
“With an f/1.4 lens, I get good results.”
He also likes the Panasonic GH4, which is available with an f1:1.2 lens, but Bhardwallaj prefers the Leica M, because it has an f5.7 lens.
“The M is better for macro photography,” he pointed out.
“In macro, you get a very good image when you shoot with it.
The M also has an optical viewfinder, which I find a lot easier to use and the lenses are less expensive.”
Another advantage of the Nikon is its optical image stabilisation.
“You can’t shoot a video on the D800 without stabilising it,” he observed.
“But I’m using a Panasonic GH3 for that.
The Panasonic GH2 and GH4 have good stabilization and the GH3 is a little bit heavier.
But the GH4 is very versatile.
I shoot for weddings, weddings receptions, weddings and everything in between.”
A third camera that can handle all the needs of a photographer is the Nikon Coolpix S1, which can handle the majority of everyday photography tasks.
It’s equipped with a 1.5X teleconverter, but the image quality is good.
“At least for wedding photography, the Nikon can handle it,” Bhardwater said.
The Coolpox S1 is also an ideal choice for people who don’t need to be at home and have an extra camera.
The Nikon D70-200 f1,000mm f3.5-5,5G ED IS, is another camera that works well for people like Bhardwaas.
The D70 has a smaller sensor, and its maximum aperture is f1.,000mm, but for those who want to be creative, it can produce beautiful portraits with a lot of depth.
The Pentax K-3 has an impressive sensor and is a great performer when it comes to macro photography, but if you need a full-frame DSLR for wedding or portrait photography, Bhatwalaj prefers Canon.
“I like the Canon 85-200 dslr for weddings and portraits,” he explained.
“Its high resolution and wide dynamic-range allows me to capture many details without any noise.”
He recommends the Canon 5D Mark IV for all other tasks, because of its large sensor and high dynamic range.
“It’s not a full frame DSLR, but a full f/2.2 sensor,” he noted.
“So it’s good for landscapes, and if I’m going to shoot a wedding, I prefer the Canon 70-200 lens.
And if I need to shoot for a reception, it works well.
And you get to choose from different lenses.”
The Pentel M10 is a small camera, but its huge sensor and wide aperture make it the best performer for capturing portraits, he said, adding that it also has good image quality.
“For weddings, it is very easy to shoot portraits, because you can see every detail and have the camera focused on the subject,” he remarked.
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