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| p.1 #1 · Equipment choices for a growing photography business. |
Greetings all, I've been a long time member here, but mostly lurking and enjoying the amazing things you all post.
My Fiance has recently gotten very serious about her photography business, and has started to attract some pretty steady business. Right now she's shooting with a Nikon D40 that we've had for a very long time, and I've decided if she's going to pursue it as a business, it's time to invest in some better equipment. I wanted to step her into it, so we've decided not to finance the purchase of a Mark iii (I shoot canon, and have more lenses than she has for Nikon), so we've been very torn between the 7D, and the Mark ii. Both have features we really like, but we are leaning towards the 7D right now due to price, and some feature considerations.
What I am wondering is if the lack of a full frame camera (IE the MKii/iii) will be detrimental to her business if we put off purchasing the MKiii for a year or two, in favor of making our investments in better quality lenses up front. I feel like we will get more mileage out of better glass than we would on springing for the extra money on the MKii, when she's primarily doing seniors, and outdoor portraits. She wants to get into weddings soon, and already has a few booked for next year (From happy engagement photo customers), so this is a consideration as well. We plan on being very careful to pick only lenses that will grow with her business, and that she'll be able to use for a long time to come.
I'm fairly out of my element so all the advice I can get the better!