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Thinking of simplifying my camera gear

 
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Feb 06, 2016 20:24 |  #1

I've currently got 3 different camera bodies. A Canon 5D III, a 7D II and also a Fuji X100T.

Recently I picked up a pancake lens for my 7D II, and it got me thinking... Should I sell the Fuji?

I do love the Fuji's image quality, but I have sometimes left my Canon's at home because I grabbed the Fuji to head out with. Now I'm thinking that with the pancake lens, my 7D II isn't a burden at all to carry (it's the EF-S pancake). I'm wondering if things would just be simpler if I stuck to just the two Canon bodies.

Should I do it? Or will I regret losing the mirror less?


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Feb 06, 2016 20:37 |  #2

Don't rush off and sell anything. Carry the 7DII with you for awhile to make sure it's a kit you will be comfortable with. If it is, then look at letting the Fuji go. If you sell too quickly, you will have that question in your mind. Make sure you have exactly what will work for you, then work with it. Regret can be expensive :-)



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Feb 07, 2016 05:50 |  #3

That is good advice! I will do that for a bit.


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Feb 08, 2016 21:07 |  #4

After purchasing same pancake for my 500D, I didn't purchased any Fuji. No needs for it. But 7D might be still too big.


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Feb 14, 2016 18:19 |  #5

It's a personal decision, IMO. About 6 years ago I completely divested myself of all my film gear, medium format and all. There are times I miss it, but in the long run I still feel it was the right decision. I felt "freer" to just go shoot, again.


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Feb 14, 2016 18:34 |  #6

Heya,

I keep my mirrorless because sometimes you just want it small, fast and simple. Also, easy for someone else to use. This is why I keep and use my EOS-M + 22f2 pancake. Not only can I use it and enjoy it and it's pocketable for me, I can hand it to someone and they can use it without having to go through a workshop on how to do it, they can literally just hold it up and touch the LCD like a phone. Literally anyone can use it. So I like it for going out, parties, family stuff, travel, etc. I have a smaller APS-C dSLR (well, like 4 or 5 of them) with pancake lenses, and size wise, they just don't compare. When size is important to you, mirrorless options are just the way to go (for now) it seems.

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Feb 14, 2016 21:42 |  #7

...I have not used any of my canon bodies for the last 1.5 years since I purchased my rangefinder. for the type of photos is I take, I do not miss the canon bodies and lenses at all.

especially when traveling, my rangefinder body and two lenses is still much smaller and lighter(combined)than a 70-200 2.8 is lens




  
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Feb 14, 2016 22:30 |  #8

MalVeauX wrote in post #17898440 (external link)
Heya,

I keep my mirrorless because sometimes you just want it small, fast and simple....

That sums it up for me, too. I have Full Frame and APS DSLR cameras, and the little X100. All have their place, but there are time ONLY the X100 is small enough, and easy enough to use, to take on certain trips. Keep the X100!


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Feb 19, 2016 14:49 |  #9

I have a 5d MkII and 5d MkIII that stay in a large camera bag with the rest of my good gear. When I travel, unless it is specifically for photography, the bag stays home and I carry a Canon G1X MkII and 270EX II flash. I can't see getting rid of anything and right now, I don't believe I need to improve on anything.
Looks to me like you are set up. Why get rid of something you might need next week.


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