New J5 owner here - what is next?

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Roki303 Regular Member • Posts: 104
New J5 owner here - what is next?


As described here: . Couldn't pass the deal and got myself J5. I've got a kit with 10-30PD lens and also got 30-110 mm lens refurb (khaki). So far I'm liking what I'm seeing ... actually my wife took the camera oversees for the next two weeks. Since I wanted a small, compact travel camera I guess it is fullfilling it's need.

That being said what's next? I still have my DSLR and full set of lens so I don't want to go crazy with the lenses but wondering if 2 is enough. There is not much choice anyway.

Should I get:

- primes ... I have my big DSLR, feel like I don't need them for this camera.

- 10mm prime - as above but this one is super compact and cheap, maybe it would be worth getting to go ultra compact way but note sure.

- 6.7 - 13 mm this one is actually interesting and would be an interesting choice for travel and landscape photography (which is my primary use) but at $500 it ain't cheap and I'm not sure if extra 3.3 mm over kit lens would make that much of a practical difference to me (in a sense will I ever say, "gosh I wish I had my 6.7 vs only having 10mm now"). Again I have 10-20m wide angle for my DX camera so if I know I will need it I can take that.

- 70-300 --- to expensive and although reach is impressive due to crop I don't do wildlife photography and do limited sports for which 30-110 is sufficient and I also have my DSLR.

I can also get FT-1 adapter to use my DX lenses and initially was excited about it but ... I'm not sure if I would use it since I don't need super tele photo stuff and crop factor will turn even my 18 into 50mm lens. Also if I put DX lens on than I might as well take my DSLR. Seems like it only makes sense if you need reach or for bragging rights. Adapter is also not that cheap.

Thoughts??? Is my train of though incorrect?

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