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Baby on the way... Can't decide Sigma 85 or Fuji X100

 
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Mar 01, 2011 06:35 |  #1

Can't decide what is going to be the better purchase.

I have a 5d II with a 24 1.8 EX macro, a Siglux, a 24-70L and a 70-200L.

I also have a Sony NEX-5C for the wife and a few lenses which if great for her, but doesn't really float my boat when it comes to the user interface.

Now I'm stuck wonder while my wife's belly gets bigger. Which would be the better buy, which would I get more use out of.

I like walking around with a camera but I'm a little worried that if I'm carrying my kid and all his baby stuff will I still have room for my 5D.....


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Mar 01, 2011 06:53 |  #2

I would not get anything else for now, except may be for a bigger bag... Get new gear when you have the need...


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Mar 01, 2011 07:00 |  #3

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Mar 01, 2011 07:06 |  #4

Get a flash, if you don't already have one. My little girl is 3 months old now, and my 5D + 24-70 + 580exII is all I have used for photos so far. My flash has really become my most important piece of gear.


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Mar 01, 2011 07:08 |  #5

Have a 580 EX II and two yongnuos.


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Mar 01, 2011 07:11 |  #6

First thing I did when we had a baby was buy a G11 - I ended up being "that dad" that dragged my entire camera bag along to the play park or on any outing, then I would end up fussing with lens choice, lighting, flash ... realized in the end that the only important thing was getting photos to remember the moments, not worry about how they are lit.

The G11 goes everywhere we go with him now - lives in his diaper bag and is simple enough that my wife can use it. I use my 7D and play with lenses and lights when we're home or in the garden and I can actually enjoy myself and play with my son.

Thats my 2c :)


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Mar 01, 2011 14:42 |  #7

The X100 isn't even out yet so I'd wait until some reviews/sample pics are available. It is a very tempting camera and one I might add for times when you don't want the whole dslr setup.


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Mar 01, 2011 15:36 |  #8

Stick with what you have and use the money to buy diapers. ;)




  
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Mar 01, 2011 16:15 |  #9

The 24-70 should be fine - I'd avoid using the flash too much - while you might end up with better lit pictures, the kid probably won't like it...


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Mar 01, 2011 16:25 |  #10

what about a longer true macro lens...like the 100L?


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Mar 01, 2011 16:43 |  #11

ggalluppi wrote in post #11937484 (external link)
Stick with what you have and use the money to buy diapers. ;)

I'll second that. Your 580EXII and 24-70 will give you excellent pictures. Bounce the flash off the ceiling and you will get the flat, soft light that you will probably want for baby pictures. If anything, maybe consider a G11 for a smaller camera to carry around that you can still use your 580EXII on (though it may be a bit too top-heavy!).

And since ggalluppi mentioned diapers, be sure to check out the Amazon.com "Mom" program (http://www.amazon.com/​mom (external link)) and their Subscribe and Save program, you can save 30% and get free shipping. :)


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Mar 01, 2011 16:50 |  #12

I have triplets that are almost 5 and a baby that is almost 1. I originally bought a G9 for times when I want to travel light. But I'm finding that it's rare that I use it. Mostly if we're out shopping or something and photography moment presents itself. Otherwise I always grab the DSLR.

I briefly considered the Fuji. But being stuck with one focal length is the big thing that keeps me from deciding to get one. Same reason the Sigma DP1 and DP2 will not find a home in my bag.

If going on an outing with the family, I limit myself to two lenses maximum and usually stick with just one. I got tired of how the neck strap was working, and switched to a hand strap. I like the hand strap much better, although I may at time switch back to the neck strap if I won't be carrying a bag.

I just ordered a Cosina Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2 SL II. It's a MF only lens, but the pancake design is intriguing. I'm thinking it will be fun way to use the DSLR while keeping things as compact as a DSLR can be.


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Mar 01, 2011 17:06 |  #13

Whatever you do, DON'T tell your wife you're "getting her a new body"... :)


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Mar 01, 2011 19:41 |  #14

Really it's not a question of money. I'm not worried about being able to feed or clothe my kid.

I like natural light photography and although I have the 24-70 it almost never ends up on my camera. I am thinking about unloading it or selling it and replacing it with a Sigma.

I like using primes, but I'm not interested in the 100 L. I might be interested in the new 105 or 150 OS macros from Sigma when they come out. I had a Sigma 150 non OS when I had my D700 and loved the lens. It was probably the sharpest lens I've ever had on a camera.

I think when the X100 ends up in my local in 2 weeks I'll give it whirl if I like it I'll bring it home. If not, then I'll probably bring home the Sigma 85.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

My wife would never be afraid that I would try to replace her body. It would be hard to find one that was any better any ways.:cool:


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Mar 01, 2011 20:08 |  #15

travel light with young kids/babies because you will be too preoccupied with their care than your camera gear. And if you think the better half will take care of the baby when you are fussing with your camera, then think twice; kids are very tiring....We have an s95 for all purpose use; at MOST I will take the 5d2 and a prime on a regular outing. congrats on the upcoming arrival though :)


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