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Dec 31, 2018 19:28:35   #
Black Elk Peak
 
Back in 2008 I purchased a Sony a300 which I liked very much. In 2013 I was ready for a replacement and purchased a Sony a58. Shortly thereafter I purchased a Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC. This lens has been on the camera 95% of the time and has given me great performance. Although it is around five years old, the a58 is in excellent condition and takes great pictures. I have babied it and it is still nice. A few months ago I decided to upgrade. Since Sony has been so good for me, I decided to purchase a Sony a6000. Sony has, again for me, hit a home run. I have also purchased Sigma 16mm f1.4, a Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN, and a Sony 18-135mm f3.5-6.3 lens. I am very happy with my purchase. Nice camera, nice pictures, nice features. I have no buyers remorse. A fun little camera.

Vaughan K.

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Dec 31, 2018 20:30:21   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
Black Elk Peak wrote:
Back in 2008 I purchased a Sony a300 which I liked very much. In 2013 I was ready for a replacement and purchased a Sony a58. Shortly thereafter I purchased a Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC. This lens has been on the camera 95% of the time and has given me great performance. Although it is around five years old, the a58 is in excellent condition and takes great pictures. I have babied it and it is still nice. A few months ago I decided to upgrade. Since Sony has been so good for me, I decided to purchase a Sony a6000. Sony has, again for me, hit a home run. I have also purchased Sigma 16mm f1.4, a Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN, and a Sony 18-135mm f3.5-6.3 lens. I am very happy with my purchase. Nice camera, nice pictures, nice features. I have no buyers remorse. A fun little camera.

Vaughan K.
Back in 2008 I purchased a Sony a300 which I liked... (show quote)


Congratulations on your purchase. A very wise choice and a nice set of lenses to boot. Post some pics.

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Dec 31, 2018 20:42:26   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
Black Elk Peak wrote:
Back in 2008 I purchased a Sony a300 which I liked very much. In 2013 I was ready for a replacement and purchased a Sony a58. Shortly thereafter I purchased a Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC. This lens has been on the camera 95% of the time and has given me great performance. Although it is around five years old, the a58 is in excellent condition and takes great pictures. I have babied it and it is still nice. A few months ago I decided to upgrade. Since Sony has been so good for me, I decided to purchase a Sony a6000. Sony has, again for me, hit a home run. I have also purchased Sigma 16mm f1.4, a Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN, and a Sony 18-135mm f3.5-6.3 lens. I am very happy with my purchase. Nice camera, nice pictures, nice features. I have no buyers remorse. A fun little camera.

Vaughan K.
Back in 2008 I purchased a Sony a300 which I liked... (show quote)


When we were planning two weeks in France last spring, the last thing I wanted was to lug the Nikon D850 around the continent. Solution was a Fuji X-T20 with a selection of 3 lenses, ranging from 23 mm to 250 mm. Really a pleasure to use and a very compact and unobtrusive camera for urban shooting.

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Dec 31, 2018 21:48:01   #
n3eg
 
I took a cross-country trip to Philadelphia to visit family in June, and had fun shooting interesting road signs and scenery there and back. It was all one-handed while driving with micro four thirds. I wouldn't do that with a DSLR.

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Jan 1, 2019 06:12:57   #
wrangler5
 
n3eg wrote:
I took a cross-country trip to Philadelphia to visit family in June, and had fun shooting interesting road signs and scenery there and back. It was all one-handed while driving with micro four thirds. I wouldn't do that with a DSLR.


I did this when I drove thru TX, NM and CO in ~2007 with a Minolta Dimage 7, and still use some of those photos as screen savers. When I drove to Seattle and back in 2017 all I had was a Nikon D600 and it did NOT work well in one-hand-while-driving mode. Got me looking at alternatives for this purpose, and I came across a Lumix GX85. Which was superb in this role, and so I looked at a couple of lenses for it, which made for a very nice small kit for general purposes. Then I found a great deal on an Olympus EM-1 body. And then . . . Today I have no more Nikon gear, but have added two more Olympus bodies and a pretty broad stable of micro 4/3 lenses. MUCH smaller and lighter gear to carry around, with the only cost (to me) is poor focusing in very low light. But overall, I'm delighted to be rid if the weight and bulk of my "full frame" gear.

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Jan 1, 2019 08:08:00   #
ronichas
 
I have 2 Nikon, full frame and cropped, with many lenses. I also have 2 Sony's a full frame and cropped. I just got back from Cuba, where I only took my Sony's. I am so happy with the images, 95% were handheld and very sharp. I walked around for hours with the 2 cameras hanging off my shoulders without any discomfort.

I am getting ready to sell off my Nikon lenses. I have to many and just don't use them much.
I am selling a Nikon 85 F1.8 and a Sigma EX 105 f2.8. Message me if interested in either of these lenses.

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Jan 1, 2019 08:28:36   #
MarcH
 
Love Sony
I have the aii 7

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Jan 1, 2019 09:13:18   #
Soul Dr. (a regular here)
 
Next step up would be a Sony A7 series mirrorless camera. I had an A6000, but sold it and got into the Fuji mirrorless system.
Since Fuji doesn't make any full frame mirrorless cameras I went with a Sony A7 II.
I have had just about every brand of APC mirrorless camera, but have found the Fuji system to be the one I like best.

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Jan 1, 2019 09:18:59   #
lamontcranston
 
Black Elk Peak wrote:
... A few months ago I decided to upgrade. Since Sony has been so good for me, I decided to purchase a Sony a6000. Sony has, again for me, hit a home run. I have also purchased Sigma 16mm f1.4, a Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN, and a Sony 18-135mm f3.5-6.3 lens. I am very happy with my purchase. Nice camera, nice pictures, nice features. I have no buyers remorse. A fun little camera.

Vaughan K.


Great minds think alike.

I have the very same setup.
Sony A6000
Sigma 16mm
Sigma 30mm
Sony 18-135

and an extra A6000 with a Sony 18-105mm on it.

The Nikon stays in the closet most of the time. I love the Sony setup, small, compact, and covers just about everything I need.

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Jan 1, 2019 09:22:22   #
NBBPH
 
Weary from lugging around my Canon 5Ds on hot summer days - I shoot a lot of antique tractor shows - and I have to admit I am not young anymore so opted for a Lumix G9. Close to 50% weight savings, and I can get everything in my shoulder bag with room to spare. Oh, did I mention that the Lumix G9 delivers high quality images? I am a very happy mirror-less photog.

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Jan 1, 2019 10:35:49   #
gwilliams6 (a regular here)
 
After 40 years a pro user of Nikon and Canon SLRs and DSLRs, I switched to Sony mirrorless in January 2017 and have never looked back. I love and use all the advantages of mirrorless every time I pick up my cameras for both my professional and personal shooting. I currently own Sony APS-C A6500, and Fullframe Sony A7RIII and A7III. I have a mix of Sony and Sigma lenses. Cheers

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Jan 1, 2019 10:44:38   #
camerapapi (a regular here)
 
That is what matters, that you are happy with what you have and enjoy. There are many here who are using mirrorless cameras and I happen to be one of them.
I am using Olympus mirrorless gear and I am very happy also.

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Jan 1, 2019 11:14:19   #
Smudgey
 
I am using the new Canon EOS R mirrorless and I love it as well, solid as a rock and the articulating screen is wonderful.

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Jan 1, 2019 12:07:31   #
timcc
 
Mirrorless make wonderful travel cameras. Fuji and Sony offer great APS-C cameras, and Olympus has outstanding lenses for its micro 4/3 line.

I have used a Sony a6000 on numerous trips and cruises in recent years and love it. The 16-70 Zeiss is my walk-around lens, but I also use a 35mm and 12mm for low-light and wide angle and a 55-210 for telephoto. A lightweight package that fits comfortably in a backpack. The only thing I have to be careful about is inclement weather.

Friends have also had great success with the a6500. I'm hoping the next a6xxx version, due out this year, has better weatherproofing.

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Jan 1, 2019 13:18:21   #
Cdouthitt
 
Me a mirrorless enthusiast...yeah you could say that. I fullly switched to mirrorless in 2013 and haven’t looked back ever since.

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