Been quite a while since I have posted on here, which is partially the source of this topic anyway. Also, I'm not sure if this thread would be better in the "switching brands" sub-board, so let me know if I should move it there.
With a new job and a new fiance, I find i have much less time and energy for my photography hobby. It is still a passion of mine, but I want to try to see if I can slim down on my kit to free up some wedding funds while still leaving myself with a means of keeping my inner shutterbug happy.
I currently have a good condition 7D Mk1 with the following kit:
Sigma 18-35 F1.8
canon 85mm f1.8
430 EX II
I have been hearing good things about how advanced mirrorless systems are getting nowadays, and wanted to see if anyone could give some guidance on whether switching to mirrorless might make sense for me.
Either break even or get some money back from making the switch. If I could sell all my gear and buy a new mirrorless system with lenses without spending any additional money, but be left with a smaller, easier to travel with, and less imposing setup, that would be great. If I could get some money back from the switch, even better!
Versatility. I'd like to have a decent everyday low light option (replacement for the 18-35, 24-105) and a decent DOF lense for a tighter and shallower shot (replacement for the 85), so I can still play around with those pleasant bokeh shots. A longer lens to take the place of the 55-250 would be preferable, but not 100% necessary.
Ideally I am looking for an overall decrease in size and increase in portability for my kit.
I mainly enjoy shooting landscape/wildlife on hikes and pictures of family/neices and nephews running about, etc.
I know this is a pretty vague post, but this forum has provided wonderful input to me in the past and as soon as I started my mind down this path I knew exactly where to turn to talk to a knowledgeable and helpful community about my dilemma!
Thanks in advance,