Kaphias wrote:You don't need an expensive camera or lenses to get photos accepted to airliners.net. More important is your skills not only in using whatever camera you do have, but understanding the limitations of that camera with regards to the types of shots you can take and the conditions you can work in. A majority of my photos here were taken with a $150 Nikon point and shoot, but I was (mostly) limited to close, stationary aircraft on sunny days. I now have a Sony A6000 with two kit lenses, and as a result of the better camera and my improved skills, I can shoot in more challenging conditions than I could before, and have a chance at getting those shots accepted.
So it comes down to what you'd like to do with whatever equipment you have... your HS50 is more than capable of getting photos accepted here, but a entry level DSLR may increase your chances of getting easy shots accepted, as well as allowing you to attempt more difficult shots.
1.) There's nothing wrong with kit lenses for airliners.net.
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