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New camera - need advice

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Kurtz7834 wrote:
Jul 28th, 2017 7:52 pm

A6000 with 16-50 kit lens. Not sure if it does 4K video but no one needs that anyways. Additionally, if you shoot a lot of video, you will run into storage problems with the huge size of 4K. 1080p is enough for most uses.
True, however, a 4k could be nice for landscape in my opinion - although I get what you are saying.
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A6000 only does 1080p, the A6300 does 4K but cost a lot more and over heats the camera faster, so for 4K one may need to go to a6500, which is yet more.
Kurtz7834 wrote:
Jul 28th, 2017 7:52 pm
A6000 with 16-50 kit lens. Not sure if it does 4K video but no one needs that anyways. Additionally, if you shoot a lot of video, you will run into storage problems with the huge size of 4K. 1080p is enough for most uses.
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:
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+1 for the people who mentioned Sony A6000. It's a great starter camera in the mirrorless system. It also packs in so many great features.

I own Canon 7D with 17-55 2.8 and 24-105 f4 L

A6000 with Sony 50mm 1.8, Sigma 19mm 2.8

Honestly, I use A6000 way more often than 7D.

Mirrorless is the way to go.
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hdom wrote:
Jul 31st, 2017 12:25 pm
A6000 only does 1080p, the A6300 does 4K but cost a lot more and over heats the camera faster, so for 4K one may need to go to a6500, which is yet more.
Alright will have a look at it right away :-)
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racing.racing wrote:
Aug 5th, 2017 12:02 pm
+1 for the people who mentioned Sony A6000. It's a great starter camera in the mirrorless system. It also packs in so many great features.

I own Canon 7D with 17-55 2.8 and 24-105 f4 L

A6000 with Sony 50mm 1.8, Sigma 19mm 2.8

Honestly, I use A6000 way more often than 7D.

Mirrorless is the way to go.
Do you have additional lenses for the A6000? (Is it even possible?) I will have a look at it right away, thank you for your honest opinion! :-)
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Jones10 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 3:58 am
Do you have additional lenses for the A6000? (Is it even possible?) I will have a look at it right away, thank you for your honest opinion! :-)
Also have sigma 30mm 2.8 DN Art. But nerveless you can grab any lens that suite your need and budget. The A6000 uses Sony E Mount. You can check Sony website for E-Mount lens and they have many. 3rd party like Sigma also make lens for Sony. There are two type of E-Mount lens. E Mount Lens which is APS-C type (Crop sensor lens) and FE Mount lens which is Sony's Full Frame sensor lens.

If you install a FE lens on A6000 you get 1.6X more reach.. for example 85mm FE lens on A6000 will be equivalent to 136mm.
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If you are exploring your options, micro four thirds (olympus and panasonic) is another mirrorless system worthy of a look. Lenses are less expensive and more plentiful than in the sony e mount space. The form factor of the bodies and lenses also tends to be smaller than dslrs, sony and Fuji. Olympus' IBIS (in body image stabilization) is a superior system allowing you to shoot stationary objects at ridiculously slow shutter speeds.

Disclosure, I shoot with olympus omd em10. To me, the best camera is one you are willing to lug around with you to actually take pics. A camera is no good sitting at home because it's too big & heavy. Secondly to me, avaiability and price of lenses. The trinity of low light prime lenses in m43; olympus 17mm 1.8, panasonic 25mm 1.7 and olympus 45mm 1.8 will set you back maybe 700-800 USD, and far less on the used market.

If size is of no concern then I suggest you stay in the Nikon or canon eco system. They are by far the most mature systems with a huge selection of lenses and accessories on both new and used markets.
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esoxhntr wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 10:09 pm
A camera is no good sitting at home because it's too big & heavy.
This ⬆ .. I want a camera that I can carry around and use for all sorts of stuff, therefore it has to be nimble and easy to handle.
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Jones10 wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 3:14 am
This ⬆ .. I want a camera that I can carry around and use for all sorts of stuff, therefore it has to be nimble and easy to handle.
Then I would suggest you look at perhaps the 1" sensor compacts. The RX100 or Canon G#x series are pretty good, I can't recall the Panasonic equivalent but they are right up there as well.
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racing.racing wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 9:49 pm
Also have sigma 30mm 2.8 DN Art. But nerveless you can grab any lens that suite your need and budget. The A6000 uses Sony E Mount. You can check Sony website for E-Mount lens and they have many. 3rd party like Sigma also make lens for Sony. There are two type of E-Mount lens. E Mount Lens which is APS-C type (Crop sensor lens) and FE Mount lens which is Sony's Full Frame sensor lens.

If you install a FE lens on A6000 you get 1.6X more reach.. for example 85mm FE lens on A6000 will be equivalent to 136mm.
Any lenses put on an A6000 will get 1.5x zoom (I think 1.6x is for Canon' slightly smaller APS-C). Sony has a 50mm for APS-C emount and a 50mm for FE and both will be a 75mm equivalent on the A6000.
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goofball wrote:
Aug 9th, 2017 7:28 am
Then I would suggest you look at perhaps the 1" sensor compacts. The RX100 or Canon G#x series are pretty good, I can't recall the Panasonic equivalent but they are right up there as well.
Panasonic Lumix LX10 or ZS100 for a 1" sensor compact .
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... -cameras/6

But these are going to be about $1000 CAD. Note: I actually find it a bit too small for handling at times but almost always have my ZS100 with me when I go out. For wildlife and air shows I use my DSLR & 50-500 lens. The smaller ZS100 is not able to handle these tasks to my satisfaction.

If you're willing to get a bit bulkier and to expand your $$ budget (substantially), some of the long zoom 1" sensor are maybe more suited for wildlife, sports, and airshows.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-r ... om-cameras

But for what you would pay for a Sony RX10 III I'd rather get a Four Thirds sensor body and add lens as required. The RX10/FZ1000/G3 cameras do appeal to me for their all in one lens design for travel.

Go onto Flickr and check out what people are doing with their cameras by searching on the camera model number and then choose "interesting" images as your filter.

i.e. https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=zs1 ... gness-desc

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Additionally, anyone that has experience with Canon EOS M3???
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Jones10 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2017 3:59 am
Can anybody tell me more about bridge cameras? Not a term I'm familiar with? And thank you NewsyL by the way!
Did you even read the article ?? Lol
...Bridge cameras are typically aimed at professionals and prosumers who have an SLR but want something lighter that they can carry with them at all times, yet which still have the manual controls associated with the higher-end cameras.
The Sony RX10 III from the article is probably one of the best example from the class, may be read up on that, but the picture quality would be better from a mirrorless still, given the bigger sensor.
Jones10 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2017 4:35 am
Additionally, anyone that has experience with Canon EOS M3???
If you are interested a Canon, look at the newer M6 at least. You see, the problem with Canon is they got into the mirrorless game much too late, making them years and generations behind others. For example, Sony had released 5-6 generations of NEX before Canon even did their first and it was a bit of disaster for Canon then. Their bodies weren't really upto par until the recent M6 but even now, I don't know if they are rated that favourably against the top end Sony or Fuji or Panasonic, which are all more established in the mirrorless market.
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:

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