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Offline CedricH

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Mirrorless camera experiences?
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:29:24 PM »
Hello all,

During a recent trip to Sweden my Nikon D3300 sadly died and repairing it no longer makes economic sense. As a result I'm now tasked with finding a replacement for it and I'm finding that a little difficult. Second hand models I've come across often seen even older models than my current D3300 which I'm a little hesitant about. My current lenses are the 18-55 it came with, a 35mm and a Tamron 18-200mm for shipspotting.

Apparently if you're buying new, mirrorless camera's are the way forward and as I have few Nikon lenses, I'm a bit of a free agent in terms of brands / systems / lens mounts. An adapter is available to use older lenses on a new mirrorless Nikon body but costs around 300 Does anyone here have experiences with the entry level mirrorless camera's (budget <1500)? Examples I've been looking at are Canon EOS RP, Fuji X-T30, Nikon Z50 / Z5, Sony A6400 / A7 II and I've even been tempted by a Sony RX100 but perhaps someone will know a make / model I haven't looked at myself yet.
The camera will be used for a little shipspotting (obviously  ;)) as well as general travel and family duties so I'm looking for a model that is not too bulky / heavy when a smaller lens is fitted.

Thank you!

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Cedric
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Re: Mirrorless camera experiences?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 07:50:42 AM »
Hi Cedric,

I have no personal experience as yet, but I hear very positive reactions from (professional) people who have switched from DSLR,s (and expensive ones too). Only in the rarest of occasions they will miss the DSLR, and possibly for shooting ships these could be a good option. The only thing is that I very much like a heavy camera (combined with a heavy lens) because the weight also increases the inertia, reducing camera movements either from moving your arms or from external factors such as wind.  I use a 3,5 kg Canon combo (1Dx+28-300) not only for shipspotting, but I also carry it around for a weekend at the races, three days long. 

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Pieter

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Re: Mirrorless camera experiences?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 09:03:01 AM »
Thanks for your input Pieter, perhaps I should hit the gym so I get more used to carry a heavier camera  ;D
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Re: Mirrorless camera experiences?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2022, 12:47:26 PM »
Thanks for your input Pieter, perhaps I should hit the gym so I get more used to carry a heavier camera  ;D

not necessary Cedric, I only train my legs on a bicycle...

 

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