Mareshow wrote in post #18174955
So I shoot with Canon 1DXs, and while I really enjoy it, for family trips and vacations it is an absolute PIG to carry around.
So I'd like to get a mirrorless camera that i could also use as a back up in a pinch if I had to. I'm looking at either the Fujifilm XT-1 or XT-2, or the Sony A7II. Most likely this camera will be used for family stuff and on vacations so I dont want to spend more, and Ideally i want to keep it small with a single lens or two so I'm not packing around a ton of stuff. Any suggestions? Feel free to add another option if you'd like. As far as the full frame vs apsc, I'm not pulled either way or at least i think i'm not...
I think we've gotten a bit off track. Next step is Medium Format for maximum sensor size and dynamic range.
Back to a compact travel camera...
Fujis are on sale in the USA at least. Here is B&H. Your local dealer should be able to offer the same deal:
XT1 plus 18-55/2.8 lens for $1300. $400 less if you don't want the lens.
The used price on this lens tends to be over $400, so it's a great starter which might be the only travel/lightweight lens you need and if you decide you want something else, you can get your investment back on it.
If you like wider, the 16mm f1.4 is an absolute gem. 24mm in full frame terms, fast, focuses down to 6" for details and renders better than just about anything with a similar field of view--easily rivals the Leica, faster and able to match the Zeiss. $800 right now.
If you like a normal, the 35mm f1.4 is surprisingly light, handy, fast, renders beautifully and can be had for a steal used because several preferred the newer 35/2 (a bit smaller, weather resistant and faster focusing).
If you like the 35mm on full frame field of view, the 23/1.4 is a phenomenal lens. (There is also a newer, less expensive, smaller, lighter, weather sealed 23/2...too new to know how good it is).
Portraits: the 56/1.2 APD (note, there are two versions, one is "APD" the other is not) is marginally better at rendering than the Canon 85/1.2 and focuses much more easily than the Canon. Good portrait lens.
The 90/2 also renders well if you prefer a longer portrait lens.
As I said, the 18-55/2.8 is inexpensive and quite good. It may be all you need for a travel lens.
I would skip the 18-135/3.5. Some like it for the weather sealing and extra reach, but it is just enough heavier and not quite as good at rendering as the quite good 18-55/2.8. Not everyone would agree .