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Your setup will consist of an external lens and camera. If you have an older DSLR camera, you might be able to still use the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 pancake lens that you used with that camera. If you are purchasing a new DSLR camera, you'll want to consider an EF 24mm f/2.8 pancake lens as a great starter lens.
A tripod is also a must-have, you'll want to get a tripod with a tripod head for a more dynamic setup. You'll also want to purchase external batteries to make sure that your camera has good battery life. You'll want to consider a remote trigger to be able to shoot when the tripod is not long enough to shoot when you want. 7211a4ac4a