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Jan 22, 2019 09:06:22   #
Excellent post Bill. Thanks for posting it. Lots of good information in there to chew on.
Jan 22, 2019 08:33:55   #
Welcome to the forum Bill. Caution is advised with a new guy who posts something for sale with no photos and no price because similar posts have resulted in fraudulent deals in the past. Photos of your equipment and a reasonable asking price would help your sale. If you can't do that, "LET THE BUYER BEWARE" is a fair warning to prospective buyers.
Jan 20, 2019 09:31:18   #
Gene51 wrote:
Most new gear is sealed in cellophane or some other type of airtight wrapping, unlike your camera bag...The dessicant is only effective in an environment that is sealed.

I have bought quite a few pieces of photographic and electronic gear (cameras, lenses, etc.) in the recent past few years and they have all contained packets of desiccants in them. None of them were in "sealed bags". I have also purchased expensive firearms, machine parts, and metallic items, all of which were packaged with desiccants in them, and NONE of them were in "sealed bags". I think the manufacturers of these items have well-educated engineers working for them that have advised them that it might be a good idea to enclose these desiccants with their products to protect them in shipping and storage. I'm not an engineer but I'll go with the manufacturers who recommend these simple items to offer some level of protection against rust, corrosion, mold, etc. It's a cheap and easy way to possibly save an expensive repair bill down the line.
Jan 16, 2019 09:33:35   #
The new a6400 with the 18-135 lens is a great deal at around $1150 (Amazon price). B&H price is $1298 with the 18-135. I use that lens on an A6000 and love it. My only question on the new a6400 is "Have they improved the battery and the battery usage?" It would be nice to be able to go out on an all-day shoot using only ONE battery. That is my only complaint on the Sony line.
Jan 8, 2019 09:40:36   #
David Busch's books are outstanding. I have one on my Nikon and one on my Sony and both are very well done. After reading I find myself referring to them often.
Jan 4, 2019 09:25:13   #
I'll start the bidding at $100....but only if you pay shipping.
Jan 2, 2019 12:42:21   #
burkphoto wrote:
Right now, at Adorama, the XT-2 is $1599 and the XT-3 is $1499. Interesting...

I just checked Adorama. It's $1599 for the XT-2 body only. With the 18-55mm it's still $1899.

The AT-3 is $1499 for the body only. With the $18-55mm it's still $1899

So the XT-2 is $100 more than the XT-3 (body only). Doesn't make any sense at all. Prices seem to change by the minute.
Jan 2, 2019 08:21:46   #
al13 wrote:
MIJ body?

Probably MIJ=Made in Japan.
Jan 1, 2019 15:07:16   #
Mr. Burke,

Yah, but do you really like mirrowless camera systems?

Excellent summation of all the advantages and features of the mirrorless systems. Well done.
Jan 1, 2019 10:22:58   #
al13 wrote:
Great question as I recently purchased the X-T3. Maybe a problem with X-T3’s that software can’t fix. So far I love my camera.

That thought occurred to me. I've been following both on the Fuji Forum and there seems to be a few software problems with the X-T3, like the camera freezing up, requiring the battery be removed and re-inserted, being unable to turn the camera off without removing the battery and minor glitches like that. Those problems seem minor and will likely be fixed with a software update once the Fuji engineers get it figured out.
Jan 1, 2019 09:58:14   #
Just checked B&H and Adorama on Fuji X-T2 and X-T3 pricing. A few days ago the X-T2 was $1499 and the X-T3 was $1899, a $400 price difference with both packages including the excellent 18-55mm kit lens. Today they are priced the same. The X-T2 increased $400 to $1899 while the X-T3 remains at $1899, the same price. Wouldn't anyone in their right mind choose the X-T3 over the X-T2 at the same price? What is their pricing strategy? Would anyone here choose the X-T2 over the X-T3 at the same price? Why?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Jan 1, 2019 09:18:59   #
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.
Dec 29, 2018 08:40:23   #
Stephan G wrote:
... You are going after a particular lens. One store states $811.00 with free shipping and another states $800.00 plus $11.00 shipping. Which one would you choose?

I would choose the store that states $811 with free shipping because I like getting free stuff.

Sorry.....I couldn't resist.
Dec 28, 2018 08:20:31   #
Cameras and lenses are optional.

Water is a necessity.

You made the right choice.
Dec 27, 2018 09:29:31   #
GrandmaG wrote:
Which of those two lenses do you like better?

I prefer the 18-135 because it is a bit smaller, lighter, and more compact than the 18-105. Both produce excellent photos. I don't do many videos but most reviewers say the 18-105 is the better choice for video. I was looking for the most compact combination with the focal lengths I prefer. If I could only own one it would be the 18-135.
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