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    I am wondering what camera is good for taking photos of human/people?

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    r u good at running?
    Mgt get whack if you take people who dont like to be photograph...
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    All cameras are. The real limitation is not the camera, but what's behind the camera.
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    you want to take photos of people sneakily, or stick a big lens on to people face type?

    and what is your budget?

    and kind of quality of photos you are looking for?

    and what kind of people you like to take, man? woman? young? old? real? fake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tryokane View Post
    I am wondering what camera is good for taking photos of human/people?
    all cameras that you know how to use.

    most cameras are not that hard to learn how to use, when it comes down to the crunch.

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    Fuji DSLR! Very good skin tone.

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    You may want those with Face and Smile Detection.

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    get a Nikon.





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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    get a Nikon.






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    Quote Originally Posted by tryokane View Post
    I am wondering what camera is good for taking photos of human/people?
    Good question. Don't even think about it if you do not have a Hassey or a Mamiya with Leaf back.
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    x5...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tryokane View Post
    I am wondering what camera is good for taking photos of human/people?
    I am also a newbie but I think generally those common brand of camera should be good...but I will choose a prime lens + external flash for taking portrait (especially in indoor or poorly lighted situation). just my newbie POV.
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    x5...
    i also want to be in the picture

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    Default Re: what brand/camera is good for taking people?

    as the guys above have implied .... it does not matter the camera

    but I do encourage you to use shorter focal lengths that takes in more of the environment your subject is in (10-22, 20mm, 35mm and NO MORE than 50mm) IMHO

    you should also have a liking for communicating with people ..... that is the one most important piece of equiptment that money cannot buy

    erhmmm..... there is going to be temptation of using a long tele zoom to shoot street and people from afar..... that is cowardly and cold IMHO ..... I would avoid that (just my suggestion)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    get a Nikon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeAnCoLd View Post

    Seem like our catchlight bro pics has caught more attention than the TS Qs.

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    as the guys above have implied .... it does not matter the camera

    but I do encourage you to use shorter focal lengths that takes in more of the environment your subject is in (10-22, 20mm, 35mm and NO MORE than 50mm) IMHO

    you should also have a liking for communicating with people ..... that is the one most important piece of equiptment that money cannot buy

    erhmmm..... there is going to be temptation of using a long tele zoom to shoot street and people from afar..... that is cowardly and cold IMHO ..... I would avoid that (just my suggestion)
    Errr...arent candid shot suppose to be shot in this way (from a distance w/o the subject awareness)???
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    Quote Originally Posted by tryokane View Post
    I am wondering what camera is good for taking photos of human/people?
    Want to know the real answer? The best cam for people photos is the camera in the hands of a great portrait photographer.
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    I say canon

    My cousin say nikon

    My sister say sony

    My friend say pentax

    My friend's friend say olympus

    ........

    .....

    So how? buy all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Matter View Post
    Errr...arent candid shot suppose to be shot in this way (from a distance w/o the subject awareness)???
    its just my personal opinion and bias ..... if you like to shoot with 300mm nobody can or should stop you

    mostly 28 or 35mm focal lengths below





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    Quote Originally Posted by tryokane View Post
    I am wondering what camera is good for taking photos of human/people?
    a digital camera is best.
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