In my exploration of the world of semi-professional photography, I've discovered a few cameras that these artists tend to favor. Many gravitate towards DSLRs like Nikon's D750 or Canon's EOS 5D due to their excellent image quality, versatility, and advanced features. Mirrorless cameras, such as the Sony Alpha a7 III, also have a strong following because of their compact size and exceptional performance. Additionally, some semi-pros opt for higher-end compact cameras like the Fujifilm X100F for their portability and superior lens quality. But, no matter the choice, it's clear that the key for these photographers is finding a balance between functionality, quality, and affordability.