Unfortunately, I've only ever used two "real" (DSLR) cameras in my life.
I started my business using a Canon Rebel t3. Which was great for about a year before I and my knowledge outgrew that little cameras capabilities. Then I purchased my baby, the Canon 5d Mark ii. We've been together for almost 4 years now, and she's still going strong.
Since I have so little experience with other cameras, and have never even picked up a Nikon, I can only recommend the Canon Rebel series cameras to start your photographic journey. THIS is a great starter kit to get you going.
Here's a more detailed list of what I carry with me to every session:
- Canon 5d mark ii
- Canon EF 50mm 1.8
- Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens
- One 32GB SanDisk Extreme PRO CompactFlash card
- One extra camera battery, a lens cleaning cloth, a "camera buddy," camera rain cover, and on occasion, sweet treats to be used as bribery tools. ;)
- Oh, and the adorable camera strap can be found HERE and the camera backpack I purchased HERE.