If you are happy with the lenses you have and the size of a DSLR my suggestion would be to purchase a Nikon DSLR. Sony is great (I have a Sony DSLR and a Sony Mirrorless) but their lenses (especially for mirrorless) are quite expensive.Cress wrote: ↑Nov 21st, 2017 1:00 amBumping an old thread as I have similar questions. Wifey and I use a D7000 with the 50mm F1.4 Nikon, the Tamron 24-70 2.8 and newly acquired Nikon 12-24.
We've had the D7000 now for I believe 6 or so year and delayed upgrading until we actually learned how to use the camera and started hitting various limits of the current gear. We're now starting to look for gear upgrade for shooting mostly portrait and landscape. A few important features that will get us past some of the limits of the current gear are:
After some research, I realized that the mirrorless is a thing now ... I'm a little behind the times . I'll likely need a prime portrait and a run and gun 24-xx lens. Went and watched tons of reviews on Youtube over the last few days, caught up with the model numbers and differences and came up with a couple of options. Wife works with the camera so we're willing to spend anywhere between 1000 to 2500 for a nice body with the hope to keep it for the next 5 years at least.
- Better low light performance
- Proper fast focus for Video and less out of focus pics in fast situations (trying to catch kids)
- Possibly full frame
- Much more focus points
So I'm looking at: Nikon D850, Sony A6500, Sony A7Rx (likely R3 but man that one is expensive). A couple of questions:
1. Is investing in a DSLR for a stills/Video a suicide move these days?
2. Can I fulfill all the above with an A6500 or do I need to jump to the A7Rx or some other mirrorless?
3. If Mirrorless, are the Sony G lenses worth the premium over their lesser brethren?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
It sounds like your needs would be best met by simply upgrading to a more advanced camera body.