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Dec 15, 2012 23:09 |  #1

I've got a 5D3 and its pretty handy, does just about everything I need it to do and more, if I want more rez for landscapes I stitch, more high ISO perfomance? Tripod.

For other requirements mirrorless seems to be the way. X100 for street and general, DP2M for portable high resolution. And my upgrade path now looks more and more like upgrades to these , smaller, lighter cameras. So I'm asking myself, will there be another DSLR in my future, and I have to say that currently the answer is 'unlikely'. Do I care about new models from Canikon ? Not really, they no longer seem to be at the cutting edge of this still developing technology, no, if I'm interested in anything new gear-wise its stuff that is going to be coming from Fuji, Sony and yes, even Sigma bless 'em.

OK, for sports and wildlife a crop DSLR may be a requirement.... for now anyway.


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Dec 16, 2012 01:12 |  #2

I think in a few years this might be a direction many of us move in.




  
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Dec 16, 2012 01:23 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #3

Yes, Mirrorless!!!

:D case in point my new Sony Nex 7 :D


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Dec 16, 2012 01:39 |  #4

I like a camera I can get a good grip on that doesn't feel like a kid's toy. Until mirrorless offers the same ergonomics are a DSLR, and until electronic viewfinders catch up to optical, I'll stick with DSLRs. I would appreciate a somewhat lighter and thinner DSLR though.




  
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Dec 16, 2012 03:56 |  #5

If I ever move away from DSLRs, I see myself going the opposite direction. I would probably shift over to much larger, heavier medium format cameras. That is, if they ever made 500/600/800mm lenses for them. Although I would consider mirrorless cameras if soemday they ever made them with truly large sensors, similar to full frame DSLR sized sensors.


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Dec 16, 2012 04:03 |  #6

Well, but there's still plenty of people, who just cannot afford or for any other reasons cannot/don't want to have different cameras for different purposes. We go in to streets with those "bulky" ones, what we are customizing with lenses. And we can do that on the go.

I would love to try out X100, for example, but just can't imagine myself spending 1k usd just for fixed lens street shooter.

But if people can do that - by all means.


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Dec 16, 2012 08:19 |  #7

I just recently bought a Leica M Monochrom. The new M will be out in the spring and I do plan to eventually switch completely over to Leica. So I have bought my last DSLR and that was a couple years ago with my 5DIIs. That great Leica glass makes it hard not to make the switch. Manual focus, usable DoF scales and a less camera driven auto mode shooting experience is right for me.




  
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Dec 16, 2012 08:47 |  #8
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Sure Mirrorless will be a direction ... so will a new color logic over Bayer "Foveon type".
Just imagine a 3 or 4 color multi layer sensor with no AA filter coming to a theater near you.
When Sensor Technology really improves with Multi Layer designs and not just this more or less MP's crap
{the illusion of improvement} ... that will be your last DSLR or MFSDSLR !!


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Dec 16, 2012 10:17 |  #9
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Tom Reichner wrote in post #15372282 (external link)
If I ever move away from DSLRs, I see myself going the opposite direction. I would probably shift over to much larger, heavier medium format cameras. That is, if they ever made 500/600/800mm lenses for them. Although I would consider mirrorless cameras if soemday they ever made them with truly large sensors, similar to full frame DSLR sized sensors.


Yes, for the medium and large format. Let's face this, the image quality for my 1dmarkIII and the 5dIII isn't all that different. I rarely shoot beyond ISO 2000. My 1dmarkIII IS my last 35mm DSLR. People talk about the resolution...... If you haven't printed anything larger than 24" with your previous model, you won't be doing so with the latest model. :)


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Dec 16, 2012 10:28 |  #10

The sharpness of the new MM coupled with the 35 lux is pretty amazing and the high ISO is also a very useful tool and the noise looks more like film grain than it does noise.




  
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Dec 16, 2012 12:21 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #11

I have 500D and 5D. As long as they work, I don't need another DSLR. Sports, macro, reportage, portraits - all covered.
For street I use film RFs. No current digital cameras to deliver same handling, experience and result for me yet. M9 is way too expensive and not reliable as my Canon DSLRs. Small cameras manufacturers like Fuji, Olympus and Sony are also too far from Canon to be bugs free in f/w and design of their cameras.


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Dec 16, 2012 12:36 |  #12

kf095 wrote in post #15373426 (external link)
I have 500D and 5D. As long as they work, I don't need another DSLR. Sports, macro, reportage, portraits - all covered.
For street I use film RFs. No current digital cameras to deliver same handling, experience and result for me yet. M9 is way too expensive and not reliable as my Canon DSLRs. Small cameras manufacturers like Fuji, Olympus and Sony are also too far from Canon to be bugs free in f/w and design of their cameras.

I've had all of my Canons 2 5Ds and now my 2 5DIIs in a lot more than a good bud (2 M8s and 2 M9s) and he's harder on his gear than I am. Both 5Ds had been to Canon more than once and the 5DIIs have all been in to Canon multiple times and my buds M8s and M9s have yet to go top Jersey during the same time frame. I had a complete shutter failure while shooting NATO back in May. He has had all of his Nikons in multiple times also. Still no problems with his Leicas. I'll let ya know in a couple years how mine is holding up but I can tell you now its built a hell of a lot better than my digital Canons.




  
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Dec 16, 2012 13:20 |  #13

ChrisSearle wrote in post #15371856 (external link)
I've got a 5D3 and its pretty handy, does just about everything I need it to do and more, if I want more rez for landscapes I stitch, more high ISO perfomance? Tripod.

For other requirements mirrorless seems to be the way. .

I'm waiting for more discounts in the mirrorless camera options




  
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Dec 16, 2012 16:14 |  #14

watt100 wrote in post #15373669 (external link)
I'm waiting for more discounts in the mirrorless camera options

And better EVF, faster autofocus, and even decent autofocus in low light without flash assist.




  
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Dec 16, 2012 17:05 |  #15

I plan on sticking with my Nikon D600 for 5 years or so. I'm hoping by then, mirrorless technology will be up to snuff.


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