Thanks for the thoughtful replies. My son and I thought we would take a trip to the very good local camera store and have her try several, but wanted to learn more about mirrorless systems and narrow the field a bit. I have bought on line, but think this is a good chance to “buy local.”
My wonderful daughter-in-law will be 50 next month. Over the last 10 years she has become an excellent photographer with her Nikon 5300 (18-300 lens) and Sony RX100 M1 -- but they are about worn out. Her job has her traveling a lot -- both domestic and international -- so she takes a lot of travel pictures but also many family shots. She processes in Lightroom and publishes Shutterfly books.
Seems like a good time to move to a mirrorless system. Smaller and less weight than the Nikon 5300 would be good. I have read a bunch of reviews, but not sure about full frame vs M43, size, etc.
My son will buy the camera body, I'll pop for a lens. Hopefully a package under $3,000.
Thanks for your suggestions!
Hi Laydee, I have some D100 gear gathering dust that I will be happy to send to you. If you send me a private message we can work out addresses by email. Jsolie
Thanks for all the responses. I went with an all in one HP with most of the features Bobspez notes. I like the 27 inch monitor and processing speed. But, right now I am off to the Tetons with two grandkids so will have both scenery and family photos to work on when I get home. — John
OK, OK, Thanks for all the ideas and advice. I always wanted a Porsche, so will go with a high end Dell or HP. — John
Good morning! I am new to the forum and have enjoyed following posts for the last month.
My computer crashed, so am in market for a new desktop with Windows 10. In past I have used Picasa but plan to move up to Lightroom and do more post processing. I have about 90k photos backed up, and have good intentions of culling more actively in the future!
Thanks for your ideas.