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#1 LightMeter

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:16 AM

Not here on PN, but on other photo forums it's getting crazy. Many times someone asks for advice on buying gear that will fit their needs. They specify that they want APS-C or micro 4/3 because of size/weight, lower cost, compatibility with current gear, or some other reason. And you always have the clowns who always suggest FF no matter what. Now l'm not complaining, l think it's comical and enjoy reading the posts. And there's always the ones who say APS-C is dead every time a new FF body is released. To be honest, l wish all the manufacturers would ditch DX and dive fully into FF. Why? Because many would start dumping their DX gear on Ebay and l could get some good gear cheap. :) l'll take the leftovers.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

Totally in agreement with you, Bill!  My "old" gear serves me well and I see no reason to keep having to get the latest gear which is one big marketing ploy by manufacturers.

 

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 02:29 PM

DX/APS-C will continue because there's a large crowd that can't afford FF. Most cameras I see in peoples hands are Nikon D3400's, Canon T3i-T6i or decent Point and Shoots


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 02:33 AM

DX/APS-C will continue because there's a large crowd that can't afford FF. Most cameras I see in peoples hands are Nikon D3400's, Canon T3i-T6i or decent Point and Shoots

l think the entry level DX will diminish. Because many entry level photographers want something smaller such as a phone or mirrorless.


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:13 AM

I was seriously thinking of getting the D500 for wildlife. My only hesitation was, I don't like single purpose of a lot of my gear. When the D850 came out, I decided to go with it, my first large sensor. Putting it in DX mode would give me the same reach (field of view) as a D500. So, on hikes, I don't have to carry two bodies.

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 01:23 PM

Totally in agreement with you, Bill!  My "old" gear serves me well and I see no reason to keep having to get the latest gear which is one big marketing ploy by manufacturers.

 

:)

 

Ditto.  As long as my "old" gear meets my requirements, I keep it. 

 

Recent gear purchases have been limited to studio lighting gear, for use in class assignments.  A new requirement.  :)   


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:47 PM

Im very pleased with my DX Fuji and to be honest its every bit as good as my FX D600 was. The bottom line is I can no longer afford FX gear and DX Fuji gives me everything I want in a package I can afford.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:25 AM

The full frame fanboyism is getting as bad as the Harley Davidson fanboyism.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:44 AM

Im very pleased with my DX Fuji and to be honest its every bit as good as my FX D600 was. The bottom line is I can no longer afford FX gear and DX Fuji gives me everything I want in a package I can afford.

No regrets getting the X-T1 but the lenses are expensive! I'll have to shop used. I want a decent zoom for it


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:44 AM

The full frame fanboyism is getting as bad as the Harley Davidson fanboyism.

I'll take a Triumph or BMW Enduro!


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 02:41 AM

Bill,

 

I try to avoid those discussions.  More times than not, someone makes a post to bait people into responding just to get everyones fur up.

 

Gear purchasing is a personal thing.  You buy what works best for you and meets your needs first.  We all have our personal preferences based on our experiences, likes and dislikes, budgets etc.


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