Newbie or experienced, hobbyist or professional, it really doesn’t matter. If you love photography you should always go for top-quality gear. Otherwise, stick to your camera phone and enjoy every single one of your ten Instagram likes.
But finding the right photography gear can be a daunting task for beginners and experts alike. If you are just getting into photography you might be overwhelmed by all the different brands, gear and accessories available in camera shops in Australia. Plus, there is the issue of being uncomfortable to ask the employees at the shop for more information, they may not be competent to give you proper information, some may flood you with too much information at once, and worst case scenario, some might even try to sell you overpriced gear with poor quality that you don’t actually need.
Experienced photographers, on the other hand, are facing a different problem. Although they know exactly what they need, very often they can’t find it in most camera shops.
If you want to save yourself the trouble and the hustle of driving from one camera shop to the next, my advice is to look for camera shops in Australia that also operate online stores. This way you can take your time and browse the shop from the comfort of your home. There are many camera shops that have years of experience behind them and they always keep up with the advances in technology and the demands of their customers as well. Make sure they have a wide range of products and they are official distributors of the leading brands in the industry such as Nikon, Epson, Manfrotto, Fujifilm, and so on. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t find quality gear from some of the less known brands. Customer support is another great thing about online stores. You should always feel free to contact the friendly and knowledgeable staff about any kind of assistance you need about a certain product and that includes application advice. Even if they don’t have the answers for you, or you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, quality customer support will always do their best to help you or at least point you in the right direction.
Having a reliable go-to place will prove to be very helpful once you enter the photography world. You will find that as soon as you buy your first DSLR camera you will need a ton of other gear and accessories such as, lenses and filters, lighting, tripods, batteries, memory cards, monitors printers, straps, bags, and so on.