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  • Just buy used. Many full frame options for well under 500.
  • Created discussion thread New to Nikon -D4
    So I have been a Canon user for years but wasn't happy with my 1diii or 6d for indoor action (primarily basketball, wrestling, gymnastics) I thought about a 5d3 and wanted a 1DX. In any case, I ...
  • For travel, I'd try a diopter as it is light and doesn't take much room.  I had a 67mm Sigma diopter that worked pretty well.
  • Neither the screen nor VF on the a6000 is steller.  Both are just good enough.  As a total package, the camera is great, especially at its price point. But yes, Canon does use better, bigger ...
  • I am quite happy with my FD 50 3.5 macro.  It's a little heavy, but IQ is excellent. I'm waiting for the 100-400 equivalent, which will almost certainly not happen... The only M tele lens, the ...
  • Replied in Go faster
    Sony cooks all of its files to some extent.  So while I think you can adjust in-camera NR and sharpening to some extent, I usually just shoot raw and do it myself to the greatest extent possible.
  • Replied in Go faster
    1/400 is just not fast enough for basketball action shots.  You can luck out occasionally and get some good static shots, but in reality you are going to have to up the ISO (in that bad lighting) ...
  • Replied in EOS M3 vs M10
    The M3 screen also can be pointed 45* down.  The m10 only rotates up.  The main benefit of the m10 over the m3 is weight.  Arguably it is a better carry all day camera.  For a small, all purpose ...
  • He said he was using it on mirrorless, so probably not an adapter issue (assuming a glassless adapter).  I haven't used the older chrome ring 50 1.4, but my nfd 50 1.4s have all been significantly ...
  • Thanks. This will really be for travel and hiking. I preferred the Canon UI, but for some things, the Sony was just far better. For example, I could actually through the A6000 in a bag and ...
  • Created discussion thread M3 deal - spontaneous purchase
    I made the mistake of browsing eBay today and made an impulse purchase of an M3 package with the M3, 11-22, ef adapter, and an extra M body for a total of 625. I think it was a really good deal, ...
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