Confusion about my first DSLR continues...

Started Jul 22, 2014 | Questions thread
TTMartin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,304
Re: Confusion about my first DSLR continues...

baloo_buc wrote:

Both are at par with high ISO (Canon with the sensor and Sony with the design). The deciding factor is the lens you can buy for each system (quality, availability and price). Sony A58 was manufactured to be all plastic (even the mount is plastic) to cut costs.

While I can understand a plastic mount on a small lens. A plastic mount on a camera makes no sense at all. It severely limits the size of the lens I would be comfortable using.

While not as much an issue for really big lenses like my 6 lb, 120-300 f/2.8, as those are designed so you carry the lens, instead of the camera.

It is the more common mid-range lenses that become a concern. I wouldn't want to mount a 70-200 f/2.8 which is a very common lens on a plastic mount.

The plastic mount on the camera is a total deal breaker for me.

I had a Sony P&S and Canon P&S. The IQ of Canon was obviously better even if they used the same sensor. The processing and the lens made the difference.

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