APS has been the sweet spot for me. Handles both the long and wide end very well, and size, weight, and cost are managable. 11 years of using this sensor size and it has worked out perfectly for me.
Know the physics, then know your needs and balance that with your budget. Then go out and enjoy photography. It is wonderful to love your camera, and misreable to constantly lust for something else. The decision is tricky for newbies but for most that have shot for a few years should be able to settle on a format that suites them,
Would need to handle plugins like Topaz and Nik to get my full attention.
cxsparc: Very weird, where do I find the A6000? Given its performance is better than the Nikon 1 and at least on par if not better than the M1, and also that for the next part the A7 is supposed to be included, this selection is very odd.
The A6000 is the winner in their Midrange review of mirrorless cameras!
Miki Nemeth: 72mm filter size on a lens (90mm/f2) designed/dedicated specifically for APS-C mirrorless cameras is really interesting. My full-frame FD 135mm/f2.8 has only 52mm filter. The full frame FD 135mm/f2 has 72mm filter size. The FD 100mm/f2 has 52mm filter size, too.
My Tamron 90mm f/2.8 1:1 macro has a 55mm filter thread. It is a manual adaptall lens, so it fits most cameras, and is fantastic. Sadly, tamron discontinued it earlier this year. Glad I got one which is used mostly for flowers and bugs but is also wonderful for portraits
Intense portrait, portraying a sign of the times.
citizen2012: Socialism has finally taken over the US
Joe's Pizza, the best slice in NYC. Always went out of my way to stop buy and eat, standing up, packed together. All part of the experience. Then the rents skyrocketed and, well you know...
Excellent set. All about pre visualizing the shot
JonB1975: Don't get me wrong - I like that the firmware updates keep improving the camera - but I hate having to set up my film settings each time........
No. Only for major revision updates. The latest updates do not change any settings
Variation of the Tamrac Rally series. I have the Rally 4 and love it.
No RAW option unlike some of Fuji's Bridge cameras like the new S1. This difference can mean a lot to get the best out of a tiny sensor.
Superb. Makes me wish I grew up there instead of the Bronx
Looks nice but i wish there was a way to screw on a soft shutter button like the other X cameras. I find that accessory is both stylish and useful.
Wonderful job. Been there and miss it terribly
I use a iPhoto L bracket with grip which also lets you remove the side L part of the bracket when not desired. Grip is slightly bigger and slightly less attractive but probably more functional than the Fuji version. Easy access to battery compartment. $69 shipped on ebay. So i get more for half the price!!!
A grip is almost a must if you use longer lenses like the 55-200 and my 90mm Tamron f/2.8 adaptall macro lens.
I have owned several heads and tripods over the years including the RRS BH55. Sold the big stuff when I switched to mirrorless.
Now i own the Induro BHL2 head and Their CT213 tripod. Love the tripod and liek the head. My only nit with the head is I wish the knobs were on the other side or the drop notch was on the other side as I orefer to tighten with my left hand as I position camera with my right. So I just simply use with the notch on my side unless. I need it for macro.
My Induro head was a bit defective but I called induro and they swapped out for a new one within 24 hours of return. That is great service. Also, a 10 year warranty on both is outstanding.
Al Valentino: The Fuji 14mm is worthy of note. Not simply because it is sharp as a tack but also because as a wide angle lens it is nearly optically perfect distortion wise, not software corrected.
Announced in 2012 but not shipped until the middle end of 1st quarter 2013.
Using this logic the recently announced fuji 10-24, expected in mid-march will be exempt from consideration this time next year!
The Fuji 14mm is worthy of note. Not simply because it is sharp as a tack but also because as a wide angle lens it is nearly optically perfect distortion wise, not software corrected.