Can a opportunist photographer justify 2 systems?

Started Apr 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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ianbrown Senior Member • Posts: 1,969
Can a opportunist photographer justify 2 systems?

I use the word "opportunist" as I don't get up early misty mornings or go out late at night with tripod and sandbags etc etc.

Here is the typical type of photos I take

However I do like to take nice images and want to get the best IQ possible, however the option for a high quality camera with a lens selection that allows you to be versatility in a small light package still doesn't exist IMHO.

For example the EF selection of lenses is still a little limited if you want AF for landscape or telephoto for wildlife. Yes I know there is the 70-200 and 24-70 but they are expensive so the A7r package would be almost £4000

So I am thinking about having 2 systems, one for travel snaps when on bright days the OMD EM10 or A6000 with pancake lens would suffice ?

Then as a main system use say the Canon 6D and 24mm IS, 35mm IS, 50mm and 70-200 IS f4, this I would use for higher ISO shots and where a tele is needed.

Problem for me is I may mostly use the compact system as it's lightweight and the DSLR system would be left unused for 80% of the time, so how do you justify having two systems ?

Anyone with experience of using both or those who wouldn't please leave your comments

Any guidance appreciated

Canon EOS 6D Sony a6000 Sony Alpha a7R
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