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    Hi, my brother and I would like to start a small business selling food photograpy service since there are many hotels and restaurants in my town will need it to update their menu regularly
    What do you recommend for $1700 budget (camera and lense)
    I'm went to Amazon and thinking of Nikon D7100 but have no idea about the lense
    any suggestion is appreciated
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    The D7100 will certainly work. My approach would be to get an ILC that is lower cost than that and spend the savings on studio gear. Link to another thread on this topic -

    Which camera to buy for a food business and good quality close-ups of food?

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    Food photography requires a camera with excellent low light ability. This means a camera with an APS-C sensor. The Nikon D7100 has such as sensor, as do many other cameras, including the less expensive Nikon DSLR's (D3200, D3300, D5200, D5300), Pentax DSLR's (K-500, K-50), Canon DSLR's (T5i, T3), Sony DSLR's (SLT-A58, A3000, A5000) as well as smaller cameras (interchangeable lens cameras, or ILC's) from Samsung, Fuji and Sony. As far as a lens is concerned it's best to use a fast lens with a maximum aperture of less than F/2. For instance Nikon makes a nice 35mm f/1.8 prime lens that can be purchased for under $200. There are similar lenses made for other brands of cameras with APS-C sensors.
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    Erm, food photography for an enthusiast or food critic needs low light capability. A professional, shooting for the restaurant's menu, is much more likely to do this in a studio setting, where he can add lots of his own lighting. So a pro could even do this with a Micro4/3 camera and kit lens. Whole different approach to photography.

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