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Would you buy the same brand system you have now?

 
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Aug 05, 2014 08:01 |  #16

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Supposing, for the sake of casual conversation, you lost all your gear in a fire. Every single piece. And you had a fat insurance check in your hand.

Would you buy the same brand system you have now?

I think I would. I'm happy with Canon. I might check out Nikon and Sony, though probably not seriously.

Yep. The only thing I wouldn't rebuy would be my X-Pro1; not that it isn't a great camera (it is), but I'd rather keep everything in one lens mount (per format), and I'm shooting Leica M mount for small format. So the X-Pro1 would go, and I'd find the $$$ for an M240.


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Aug 05, 2014 08:02 |  #17

I know I would need to do some research here. Before I really got into photography I owned several Nikon P&S cameras. Every one took lousy photos and I gave them all away to get rid of them so when I decided to spend some real money on a DSLR I went Canon and love my Canon gear.

However the mirror-less options are getting better and better. The Fuji XT1 has a lot to offer and isn't so bulky to carry around, so I would be tempted.


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Aug 05, 2014 09:42 |  #18

I would stick with Canon. I sold all my canon DSLR gear once (for financial reasons), then when I could afford a camera again, I went Nikon to see what the other side was like. Didn't like it. Sold that, bought a m43, didn't like that either, ended up back with canon. I spent a year with Nikon and a year with m43, so I gave them a fair chance, but in the end I prefer canon.

I just find them much more useble and they give me the results I expect. Is the D810 a "better" camera on paper? Probably, but I know i'd enjoy using one a lot less than my 5D3.



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Aug 05, 2014 09:50 |  #19

photoguy6405 wrote in post #17076062 (external link)
Supposing, for the sake of casual conversation, you lost all your gear in a fire. Every single piece. And you had a fat insurance check in your hand.

Would you buy the same brand system you have now?

I think I would. I'm happy with Canon. I might check out Nikon and Sony, though probably not seriously.

Yep. All I'd change is I'd go FF with a 6D.


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Aug 05, 2014 11:52 |  #20

I'd stick with Canon. This ol' dog doesn't want to learn new tricks and controls.




  
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Aug 05, 2014 11:54 as a reply to  @ post 17077103 |  #21

If i lost all my gear, i wouod replace my Leica m240 and probably put the money into a faster 50mm (currently f2.5 summarit, would go for f1.4 summilux)
Of course if i lost works issued gear, it would be replaced with the same Canon gear again.

I do like the Canon system, and it works great for earning a paycheck - but i orefer shooting with the Leica - in the roles the leica works well for (street, portraits, landscape, bands)


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Aug 05, 2014 12:12 |  #22

A few years ago I had all my equipment stolen. When I got the insurance check I could have gone with any brand of camera and I considered Nikon but in the end I stayed with Canon. I have been using canon equipment since 1976 and I am happy with what they offer. I am not saying that Nikon or some other brand is not better but my preference is Canon. As I get older I may want something lighter and then I will consider something from Fuji like the XT-I, but until then my Canon gear does everything I want and need it to do so I can't see changing now.


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Aug 05, 2014 14:23 |  #23

I'm totally happy with my Canon system... and if it was all lost in a fire, I would definitely consider replacing it all with Canon.

However, I would still look around first. :)


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Aug 05, 2014 14:43 |  #24

I'd probably just get a Leica MM with the 50mm APO Summicron f/2.


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Aug 05, 2014 14:51 |  #25

andrikos wrote in post #17078065 (external link)
I'd probably just get a Leica MM with the 50mm APO Summicron f/2.

That would be an excellent choice ;)




  
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Aug 05, 2014 14:55 |  #26

I didnt wait for a fire. Sold off the 5dmkIII and picked up an A7r. :D


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Aug 05, 2014 14:57 |  #27

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That would be an excellent choice ;)

I knew you'd show up! ;)

I'm visiting Wetzlar this weekend, do you want me to pick anything up for you? :D


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Aug 05, 2014 16:14 |  #28

I was already here.

Yeah grab me an M 240 and an M-E for back up and 90 cron and a 21 lux....




  
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Aug 06, 2014 05:42 |  #29

andrikos wrote in post #17078065 (external link)
I'd probably just get a Leica MM with the 50mm APO Summicron f/2.

Nice choice, personally i would grab a new M - but the MM would certainly be a challenge to shoot (i might even learn something)

andrikos wrote in post #17078086 (external link)
I knew you'd show up! ;)

I'm visiting Wetzlar this weekend, do you want me to pick anything up for you? :D

If you want to send me a noctilux, free of charge, i would be happy to accept it !
(Would actually be happy with anything from the Leica lens line, except a 50 summarit, i have one of those already)


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Aug 06, 2014 10:01 |  #30

Echo63 wrote in post #17079434 (external link)
If you want to send me a noctilux,

The bokeh from that lens is maybe nicer than the bokeh from my 200 2L....

I think I would go for the 50 Cron APO though.




  
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