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#21 Aushiker

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:32 PM

D5200 or D3200 is your friend ;)

 

D3200 with 18-55 mm kit lens ending today ... currently at AU$315 for a camera brought six months ago locally and with the purchase email. [1] Also a couple of D5200/D5300 ending soon and still at good prices. One is a grey import by a well established (and reputable) Australian retailer who provides Australian warranty so worth considering.  Will keep an eye on them.

 

[1] Interestingly I was just checking the sold listings to get a feel for the sell prices and this very same camera "sold" a week ago for $404.

 

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:00 PM

Best of luck on your bidding mate :)



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#23 Billy

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:15 PM

M43 is pretty tough to beat for a travel camera.  If the technical performance is too limiting for your needs, I'd definitely look at an APS-C/FF mirrorless over a mirrored camera for travel.  But M43 is still going to have smaller lenses and be overall more compact.  


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:52 PM

M43 is pretty tough to beat for a travel camera.  If the technical performance is too limiting for your needs, I'd definitely look at an APS-C/FF mirrorless over a mirrored camera for travel.  But M43 is still going to have smaller lenses and be overall more compact.  

 

Thanks.  I am assuming that APS-C/FF are cameras such as the Sony A6000 and Sony A7/AS/AR models. Is that right? Sorry still trying to get a grasp of all the models and specifications so still silly question time for me:).

 

I read DPReview's review of the A7 last night as the price on a body is pretty good at the moment (Sony is offering a $300 cash back deal bringing the price down to AU$1298 (US$1172/€905)) but I came away with the feeling the camera is pretty underwhelming.  On the other hand DXOMarks seem to score it well; I guess the specifications don't always translate well into real world outcomes,

 

I notice also the Olympus OMD-EM-1 is very popular at DPReview and at forums such as the MU-43.

 

Maybe I need to be a bit more realistic and go with a Olympus OMD-EM-10 or Sony A6000 and build from there (whilst keeping an eye out for good priced DSLR for Bill :))  I missed out on the D3200 on eBay as I was being a bit tight. It sold for AU$385 with the kit lens.  That is on the lower range here based on past eBay sales.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 07:09 PM

I bought my Panasonic G3 for travel and hiking, and found that it met 95% of my amateur needs so I scratched an APS-C/FF camera from my list (not to say it won't pop up one day in the future).  More than a larger sensor and better depth of field, I really miss PDAF for sports or birds, but I work around it.  At some point, PDAF integrated on the imaging sensor will be completely viable and it won't be a mirrorless disadvantage.  Life is full of compromises, and so is photography!  

 

Add Fuji to your list of APS mirrorless and I think you've got it rounded up.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 07:17 PM

The decision has been made [for now at least] ... I managed to win an eBay auction last night and should have a near new (purchased in May 2014 so with Australian warranty) Olympus OMD EM-1 body in my hot hands within a week or so.  I managed to get it for AU$1,035 which is current going price here based on the few that have sold on eBay.  New price for a body is A$1,445 and upwards.

 

Now the search for suitable glass must start :)  By chance an Olympus 40-150mm F/4.0-5.6 ED lens has popped up on eBay this morning.  Needs an adapter as is it not a native lens but maybe something to look into anyway.

 

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 08:27 AM

A zoom in that range is really nice (80-300 EFL) on a M43.  I have the Panasonic 45-175 f/4-5.6 which I got for <$300 on eBay.  These are definitely outdoor lenses, but that's where I do most of my shooting.

 

You might also look at the very nice and affordable line of Sigma primes (19/30/60mm, all f/2.8) which all go for ~US$200 brand new and provide a very nice indoor & portrait lens to augment a zoom, especially the 30 & 60.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:35 PM

Thanks Billy. I probably should start a new post on the lens options instead of continuing to hijack this one :). To get me started I have purchased an Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 which I got for AU$390 second hand ... not a bad deal and about $30 below the going eBay rate.

 

Hopefully this will be a good choice for urban landscape and landscape photography, well a starting point anyway. Thinking about my photography to-date with the Olympus ZX-1 I never bothered with the zoom so I suspect I will be okay with at least one prime, but the next purchase will need to be a zoom I think.

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:07 PM

As of last night when I got home from good old work I have a new to me near new (sold in May 2014) Australian warranted Olympus OM-D EM-1 body.

 

My first decent camera ... hopefully I can learn to use it reasonably well :)

 

Well I still need to get some lenses for it so putting it to use will take a little longer. Hopefully I will receive the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 I purchased on eBay this week.

 

Very impressed with the body and the quality of the body I brought. Some parts are still wrapped in the original packaging and overall it is not possible to pick it was not a brand new unit.

 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:58 AM

and today my first lens arrived, an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8. Hopefully that will get me playing around the neighboured at least :) I managed to pick it up on eBay for AU$398 delivered so not too bad a price.

 

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:19 AM

Its a shame this lens will easily outresolve every sensor on the market, not to speak of Olympus own ones.



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