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As photographers we love to buy new equipment...I pride myself in being a 'gearhead'. The only problem is that man beginners and intermediate photographers don't know what equipment to buy next. In my video I give you some pointers on what to buy and in what order, along with some thoughts on specialty photography like birds and sports photography. Enjoy the video...keep shooting!

Gregory Cazillo

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0 # Russ 2012-04-17 13:16
Good advice Greg but you didn't mention about tripods, especially not to buy a cheap one as so many people do at first.
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+1 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-04-17 13:35
I will be making another video on tripods specifically. Thanks.
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0 # Laura Aquino 2012-04-17 16:01
Great stuff Greg! and looking great!
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0 # Olaf Kleemeyer 2012-04-17 17:39
Great video Greg. It´s good, you mentioned the crucial point that people first have to make up their mind, what kind of photos they want to create. Thanks.
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0 # sherbi seerattan 2012-04-17 20:38
Great information. I probably do not need anything. I have all these lenses except the 17 to 55 which now I am thinking about getting it. Your videos are always so informative. Thanks
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0 # Kurt 2012-04-18 07:04
Thanks Greg. Would also be really interested to hear what you think about the next level up for studio lights. Einsteins? Impact Octacool, or maybe Westcott Spiderlites? The strobe vs. continuous light research is making me a little crazy--too many choices!
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-04-18 10:25
I love my White Lightning strobes.
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0 # Michael 2012-04-18 09:15
Great video, thanks. Really looking forward to the tripod video you mentioned.
What are your thoughts on polarising and ND filters for landscape photographers. I find them quite useful.

Also, did something happen to your eye? Or is the lighting weird?
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-04-18 10:25
Eye is fine, thanks. Filters can be great for landscape photos but thats about it. I don't use them for other photography.
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0 # Jason 2012-04-26 07:58
Hi Greg
Looking to buy a macro/micro lens and teleconverter.
I have a D7000 and am considering the Nikkor 105mm f2.8G AF-S VR Micro and the Nikon TC-20E III AF-S 2x TeleConverter (to go with my 70-200 f2.8).
As with my other lenses I am buying with the intention to have a full frame camera at some point.
Thoughts, comments, suggestions welcomed.
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-04-26 08:17
Sounds like a good setup.
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0 # Robert 2012-06-21 04:06
Hey Greg, in this video you mentioned that lenses will last much longer than a camera body. Im new to photography, so I would have assumed lenses would have a shorter life span, since they're made of complicated lens systems. Wouldn't the lugging and bumping around and regular switching of lenses eventually take a toll on the lens system? could you elaborate on the durability of lenses compared to the camera body? Thanks
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-06-21 15:23
Not at all. They should last at least two bodies if you buy quality.
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0 # Robert Negron 2012-06-22 02:19
Thanks for your feedback Greg. BTW, I gotta say, you're the man..Two weeks ago tomorrow I decided to dive into photography, I bought a Nikon D7000 with a kit lens. I also bought 2 fixed lenses, 35mm 1.8 and 70-200mm 2.8 Sigma and a few other accessories. I watched most of your videos so far and Ive learned sooo much. Your videos are fantastic, keep em coming! You've reduced my learning curve immensely. Today was the first day I went to put what Ive learned and my new equipment to the test at the bronx zoo. I got some pretty surprising shots to me since It was my first "non-point and shoot" endeavor. I obviously got a lot of work to do but your videos have catapulted my skills miles ahead from where I would be had I not seen your videos. Thanks !!
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