sold my ff gear..what next ?

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axcentphoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,392
Re: try the EM1

Obviously, Medium or Large Format

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rayman 2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,228
alpha 6000 ! with the kit lens....

alpha 6000 ! with the kit lens....

quite simple its a quite good quality for a very fast and small camera..

and you will start shooting again not doing lugging around 99 % of the time.....

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x100s

seriously. Just try it for a while and wait to see if they do an xpro-2. Don't go that route just to buy a bunch of new zooms and such. You'll end up right back where you were. KISS

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rayman 2 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,228
Re: x100s

aut0maticdan wrote:

seriously. Just try it for a while and wait to see if they do an xpro-2. Don't go that route just to buy a bunch of new zooms and such. You'll end up right back where you were. KISS

Alpha 6000 with kit lens is just as big with retacted lens .. has 24 mp and is the fastest

milc camera on the market.. just as fast as a D4........IQ is nice and there is room

for an update.... the Zeiss zoom..... What speaks against the x100s is the slow zoom and

you are fixed to one focal length.....which the Alpha 6000 is not !

joeyv Contributing Member • Posts: 587
Re: x100s

Sony A7. If you stick to prime lenses, maybe, it will be small enough for you. No loss in IQ from what you were used to. If not, I second A600.

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crosstype Regular Member • Posts: 179
Re: sold my ff gear..what next ?

This is a good start. Now it's time for medium format! 

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mlewan Senior Member • Posts: 1,325
Re: sold my ff gear..what next ?

Nikon 1? Small sensor which means small lenses, and at the same time capable cameras with very fast auto-focus and good image quality under most circumstances.

Don't go for it if you do mostly shooting with insufficient light and high ISO though. I'm sure one can find better options for that.

xtm Senior Member • Posts: 1,032
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The house renovation seems to be interrupting your photography time. I'd sell the house and get a D4s + fast superteles.

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How about a disposable camera - cheap & inexpensive...jejeje

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Fotoloco Contributing Member • Posts: 608
yeah - don't let a reno get in the way!!!

I too am rehabbing the house. It is second priority behind photog!!!😁

Lot's of good choices proposed.

Don Karner Senior Member • Posts: 1,047
Re: sold my ff gear..what next ?

Well it kinda sounds like photography is not all that important or possible for you right now.

Perhaps just use your smartphone camera for dabbling a bit.  Then, after a few months, you'll be able to decide more clearly what is important.

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Re: sold my ff gear..what next ?

Canon EOS M or Nikon Coolpix A.

Big sensors in compact bodies. One is interchangeable, the other fixed.

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Tommot1965 wrote:

well I did it..Ive sold off all my ff gear..all my F2.8 glass and flashes.

Im now camera vacant..ive not as much time to do "photography" as I once did..i've house renos and a new one to build on a vacant block next door..plus I also bought a bowrider to have some summer fun in.

I would still like a good camera...but must be light and easy to walk about with but also have good image quality ..I've looked at the EM1 and XT1

if you were in my position..what camera would you buy..out of the many out there...not just the EM1 or Xt1

Since you posted here, get a Df and like 50/1.4 and happy shooting.

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Ceistinne Contributing Member • Posts: 883
Re: sold my ff gear..what next ?

Tommot1965 wrote:

well I did it..Ive sold off all my ff gear..all my F2.8 glass and flashes.

Im now camera vacant..ive not as much time to do "photography" as I once did..i've house renos and a new one to build on a vacant block next door..plus I also bought a bowrider to have some summer fun in.

I would still like a good camera...but must be light and easy to walk about with but also have good image quality ..I've looked at the EM1 and XT1

if you were in my position..what camera would you buy..out of the many out there...not just the EM1 or Xt1

Strange question. Only you can know what you would want.

S

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bgbs Veteran Member • Posts: 3,195
If I sold all my FF gear, I would retire

...and get RX100 or something similar of point-n-shoot type ergonomic and enjoy the rest.

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Sony RX10

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Re: sold my ff gear..what next ?

Tommot1965 wrote:

well I did it..Ive sold off all my ff gear..all my F2.8 glass and flashes.

Im now camera vacant..ive not as much time to do "photography" as I once did..i've house renos and a new one to build on a vacant block next door..plus I also bought a bowrider to have some summer fun in.

I would still like a good camera...but must be light and easy to walk about with but also have good image quality ..I've looked at the EM1 and XT1

if you were in my position..what camera would you buy..out of the many out there...not just the EM1 or Xt1

EM1, XT1, why play with toys? Get an a7R. I had an EM1. High ISO sucked, IS sucked, not to mention shutter shock.

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Tommot1965 wrote:

well I did it..Ive sold off all my ff gear..all my F2.8 glass and flashes.

Im now camera vacant..ive not as much time to do "photography" as I once did..i've house renos and a new one to build on a vacant block next door..plus I also bought a bowrider to have some summer fun in.

I would still like a good camera...but must be light and easy to walk about with but also have good image quality ..I've looked at the EM1 and XT1

if you were in my position..what camera would you buy..out of the many out there...not just the EM1 or Xt1

I'd buy a rope.........;-)

Cheers;-)
AIK

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Tommot1965 wrote:

I would still like a good camera...but must be light and easy to walk about with but also have good image quality ..I've looked at the EM1 and XT1

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ImageAmateur Senior Member • Posts: 3,677
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Tommot1965 wrote:

well I did it..Ive sold off all my ff gear..all my F2.8 glass and flashes.

Im now camera vacant..ive not as much time to do "photography" as I once did..i've house renos and a new one to build on a vacant block next door..plus I also bought a bowrider to have some summer fun in.

I would still like a good camera...but must be light and easy to walk about with but also have good image quality ..I've looked at the EM1 and XT1

if you were in my position..what camera would you buy..out of the many out there...not just the EM1 or Xt1

As you left it so open... IF I sold my Nikon stuff tomorrow for something smallish and lightish, I would buy a K3 with a 20-40 2.8-4 and a 50-135 2.8.

K3 full functional APS-C DSLR with 20-40 for walk about and general. 50-135 2.8 for any sports, portraits, some landscape, events.

One camera, two lenses.

Or just the camera and the one 20-40 .28-4, can add a lens later if needed.

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