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What brands are monkeys using?

  • Sony

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Canon

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Nikon

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Panasonic/Lumix

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Fujifilm

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Olympus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Leica

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hasselblad

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gopro

    Votes: 4 44.4%
  • Insta 360

    Votes: 1 11.1%

  • Total voters
    9

gonefirefightin

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Whole reason I went to mirrorless is to get away from walking around with a 25lb bag of lenses everywhere I go. I found myself simply leaving my camera at home, then I bought an okay-ish point and shoot with manual exposure control and used the hell out of it, so I went to the M50 and it's a pretty nice middle ground. It also sets a nice artificial limit on how much I can spend and how deep down the rabbit hole I can go, with the EF shit I went from f4 zooms, to f2.8s, and then started buying primes, and ditched my 20d for a 1d, then a 1d mkii, etc, with the EF-M you can buy every single lens Canon makes and still not break the $2000 mark.

I still don't shoot as much as I'd like to, always struggle with either being a photographer or actually being "there" so I err on the side of paying attention rather than shooting pics, but I shoot a hell of a lot more now than I had been. Truth be told I should probably ditch the M50 and go to a G series, as the M still allows for a bit too much nerding out.
I used the M50 for a season due to its form factor and although it did its job for the purpose of light and nimble I opted for the a6600 to replace it and found the end product to be twice as what I expected, the dynamic range and color profiles were far superior and it is a monster for stills. Plus the APSC glass was significantly cheaper than the alternatives and actually had more usability for focal length and f stops.
 

iRider

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Apr 5, 2008
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Whole reason I went to mirrorless is to get away from walking around with a 25lb bag of lenses everywhere I go. I found myself simply leaving my camera at home, then I bought an okay-ish point and shoot with manual exposure control and used the hell out of it, so I went to the M50 and it's a pretty nice middle ground. It also sets a nice artificial limit on how much I can spend and how deep down the rabbit hole I can go, with the EF shit I went from f4 zooms, to f2.8s, and then started buying primes, and ditched my 20d for a 1d, then a 1d mkii, etc, with the EF-M you can buy every single lens Canon makes and still not break the $2000 mark.

I still don't shoot as much as I'd like to, always struggle with either being a photographer or actually being "there" so I err on the side of paying attention rather than shooting pics, but I shoot a hell of a lot more now than I had been. Truth be told I should probably ditch the M50 and go to a G series, as the M still allows for a bit too much nerding out.
I see. Canon is about to kill off the M series rumors say. For me it is either cell phone or full frame. But I do a lot of wildlife photography, so there is a need for long lenses. Canon's new super zoom RF 24-240 looks like a nice one-lens travel setup.
 

maxyedor

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I see. Canon is about to kill off the M series rumors say. For me it is either cell phone or full frame. But I do a lot of wildlife photography, so there is a need for long lenses. Canon's new super zoom RF 24-240 looks like a nice one-lens travel setup.
Would not doubt it, they sorta shot themselves in the foot by not allowing a mix of their consumer and pro level mirrorless systems like the EF and EF-S, if there were a way to grow into the system I'm sure it would have done better. It's a pretty kickass little camera, I love it with the 20mm pancake lens. It's also the "trail bike" of cameras, what most people really should be using, but somehow they're convinced they need pro-level gear to take a snap-shot of their kid at soccer practice. Buying into the M system means they can't easily transition into anything pro later on the way they could with the Rebel.
 

iRider

Turbo Monkey
Apr 5, 2008
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Would not doubt it, they sorta shot themselves in the foot by not allowing a mix of their consumer and pro level mirrorless systems like the EF and EF-S, if there were a way to grow into the system I'm sure it would have done better. It's a pretty kickass little camera, I love it with the 20mm pancake lens. It's also the "trail bike" of cameras, what most people really should be using, but somehow they're convinced they need pro-level gear to take a snap-shot of their kid at soccer practice. Buying into the M system means they can't easily transition into anything pro later on the way they could with the Rebel.
I looked hard at the M series when I wanted to go mirrorless. But action and wildlife were not its strength. But for lifestyle, street and travel photography I think it is a great option. There is an adaptor for mounting EF lenses on the M body.
 

HardtailHack

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I haven't been using my camera all that much of late, I am tossing up between going to a Pentax K3 Mk3 or getting the big Pentax 150-450mm lens later in the year when funds permit.
This was the first night of using my 15-30mm lens, it seems fine, had no real issues getting focus at night.
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f2.8 1/30th 640ISO
 

HardtailHack

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Bought a used 300mm prime lens today.
The dude I got it from was doing what I should have done and changed teams to one that makes mirrorless cameras.
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Toshi

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Speaking of mirrorless cameras, the Canon RF mount bodies and lenses look sharp. Er, prime. I mean very nice albeit not much smaller than the non-mirrorless ones.

Anyway, in the medium term future I foresee myself with a lovely RF 85/1.2L, 135/1.8L IS (!), and a matching-quality body. Not the time to spend now, though.
 

HardtailHack

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Speaking of mirrorless cameras, the Canon RF mount bodies and lenses look sharp. Er, prime. I mean very nice albeit not much smaller than the non-mirrorless ones.

Anyway, in the medium term future I foresee myself with a lovely RF 85/1.2L, 135/1.8L IS (!), and a matching-quality body. Not the time to spend now, though.
The guy I got my lens off went to a Canon Mirrorless something, people I know that have moved on from DSLRs seem to be going to Sony.
I've had a Fuji and Panasonic mirrorless and for me they were a much more sensible choice than a DSLR as my eyes are getting a bit shit, being able to have the centre of the viewfinder at 100% crop is awesome for manual focusing.
I'd imagine the newer EVFs would be much better than on the old cameras that I had.

Sensor cleaning time, hadn't done it for a few years.
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binary visions

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Personally, I'm waiting around for Nikon's Z-mount consumer telephotos to arrive. Specifically I'd like a small 70-300mm, and the 300mm and 500mm PF primes. I have all three in F-mount but am looking forward to the day I can put the adapter in the back of my closet.

That's basically it for me. All the other lenses for the Z-mount that I want or would purchase in the near future already exist.

people I know that have moved on from DSLRs seem to be going to Sony
When I moved from Nikon F to Nikon Z, I looked at all of the other brands and almost switched to Sony. Their AF is better than anyone else's right now unless you pony up for one of the big pro bodies. At the end of the day, the thing that kept me in the Nikon camp was almost exclusively the small/light PF (phase fresnal) telephotos. For traveling and hiking, there's just nothing close to it in any of the other brands.

The new Canon 70-200 lenses are pretty nice in the way they collapse but that's not a focal length I use a lot.
 

HardtailHack

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Personally, I'm waiting around for Nikon's Z-mount consumer telephotos to arrive. Specifically I'd like a small 70-300mm, and the 300mm and 500mm PF primes. I have all three in F-mount but am looking forward to the day I can put the adapter in the back of my closet.

That's basically it for me. All the other lenses for the Z-mount that I want or would purchase in the near future already exist.



When I moved from Nikon F to Nikon Z, I looked at all of the other brands and almost switched to Sony. Their AF is better than anyone else's right now unless you pony up for one of the big pro bodies. At the end of the day, the thing that kept me in the Nikon camp was almost exclusively the small/light PF (phase fresnal) telephotos. For traveling and hiking, there's just nothing close to it in any of the other brands.

The new Canon 70-200 lenses are pretty nice in the way they collapse but that's not a focal length I use a lot.
I'll have to look at the Nikons, I have only ever used one Nikon camera and I loved it, it was so intuitive to use.

I bought a 60-250mm lens(crop sensor) and it was a waste for me, pretty much just shoot super wide, 100mm macros at super tele but I can't afford the 150-450 Pentax lens so I got the 300 with a 1.5X convertor.
The big Pentax lens never gets sold used here, it sucks!
 

HardtailHack

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Had a new 70mm prime turn up Monday, it had a pretty big spec of something in the front and an inner element was hazy.
The people that I got it from are either owned by or act as a broker and items come directly from the importer, this lens looked like it had been in storage for a while and had a medical stock sticker on the box.
Now I have to send it back, yay.

I think I am happy enough with the 300mm prime and a 1.4X so I don't need to get the 150-450 that I can't really afford.
My camera gets a bit noisy at 1600ISO, but for my wants this is acceptable.
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