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If you we're given $1500 and had only two choices.

 
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Jul 31, 2013 14:36 |  #31

Leica M6. But that's probably not going to be a popular choice...

But seriously, X100s.


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Aug 01, 2013 17:57 |  #32

I'd take the glass. I'll switch to mirrorless when the industry moves but at the moment I don't mind humping my DSLR and a couple of lenses when I want to shoot. And I'm trying to get out of having kit just to have it. So I'd go for a a 24-70 or 150-500 personally

Granted I don't really need NEED either of these lenses but I'd like to have them both.


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Aug 01, 2013 18:14 |  #33

For $ 1500....I would get a Pentax 11s DSLR...small...but ....rugged...magnesium alloy body, 77 bodyy seals for weather resistance...and start saving for Pentax Limited prime lenses.

The Limited series lens are small, made of high quality aluminum, very well rated . I have the 40mm Limited F2.8 pancake, the 70mm Limited F 2.4 Limited and I'm very pleased with their performance. There are a fair number of Limited lenses...21mm wide angle, 31mm, 40mm, 70mm F 2.4, 77 mm F 1.8 and for macro...the 100mm (not a Limited, but built to the same exacting standards).

This would give you the 16.2 MP ASP-C, Sony sensor(same used in Nikon)...which is a bit bigger than the Canon ASP-C sensor.

Check out reviews for the compact Pentax K-5 11s....excellent ratings and the 's'...means the AA filter has been removed. Only other cameras I can think of without the AA filter...are the Nikon D800E and the Leica rangefinder.

Pentax doesn't advertise much, which is a shame because their equipment is more than competitive.

BTW...digital wise, I have Panasonic, Canon and Pentax equipment.




  
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Aug 01, 2013 18:18 |  #34

Lesmore wrote in post #16173761 (external link)
For $ 1500....I would get a Pentax 11s DSLR...small...but ....rugged...magnesium alloy body, 77 bodyy seals for weather resistance...and start saving for Pentax Limited prime lenses.

The Limited series lens are small, made of high quality aluminum, very well rated . I have the 40mm Limited F2.8 pancake, the 70mm Limited F 2.4 Limited and I'm very pleased with their performance. There are a fair number of Limited lenses...21mm wide angle, 31mm, 40mm, 70mm F 2.4, 77 mm F 1.8 and for macro...the 100mm (not a Limited, but built to the same exacting standards).

This would give you the 16.2 MP ASP-C, Sony sensor(same used in Nikon)...which is a bit bigger than the Canon ASP-C sensor.

Check out reviews for the compact Pentax K-5 11s....excellent ratings and the 's'...means the AA filter has been removed. Only other cameras I can think of without the AA filter...are the Nikon D800E and the Leica rangefinder.

Pentax doesn't advertise much, which is a shame because their equipment is more than competitive.

BTW...digital wise, I have Panasonic, Canon and Pentax equipment.


The Fuji X sensor doesn't have the AA filter...at least the X-E1 doesn't have one. The K-5 cameras are awesome too, though.




  
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Aug 01, 2013 19:21 |  #35
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New lens for sure. I would probably get an ultra wide...like the 14 mm 2.8


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Aug 03, 2013 15:31 |  #36

I would buy some nice new lenses for my DSLR and save any left over cash for another lens or bit of gear.


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Sep 04, 2013 14:19 |  #37

I would go with the lens


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Sep 04, 2013 22:10 |  #38

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Well I got the 50l, like just arrived. Can't wait to go all bokeh crazy this weekend at some parties I'm heading to.

Right choice, P&S comes any goes, but L stays.


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Sep 05, 2013 00:01 |  #39

Refurbished 7D on the CLP, Sigma 17-70 f.8-4 and Yongnuo YN568EX speedlight.


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