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Going Fuji way???
« on: March 05, 2013, 03:36:20 PM »
With a bad back, carrying my SONY gear (A580 + 70300G and Sigma 105mm HSM macro) is becoming a bit cumbersome for me. Switched to Fuji XS-1 I primarily bought for my daughter for my project site trips to shoot occassional birds I see enroute. so light to carry, getting very sharp pictures perhaps more than I used to get with my A580. Am I going that way??


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8241/8530569763_801c729abb_o.jpg

A macroshot in super-macro mode

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8531678058_605051f98d_o.jpg

What bird is it?


Further few samples (those with names DSCFXXXX uploaded on 5/3/2013)

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Not posting non-SONY pics. Hence, only links.
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Re: Going Fuji way???
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 08:17:14 PM »
Subbu, I have always maintained that cameras are only tools, albeit the Sony ones are great ones.... ;)

Whatever does the job for you is the right tool at least for you. I have told the same story probably numerous times...but once I went to Cuba for a shooting for an upcoming exhibition in London. I had a top end digital SLR with me, a film camera loaded with b+w film (not a good idea for a place such as Cuba!) and a little compact camera - the Canon Ixus, which I used for snapshots for places to come back to once the light was better...

Upon returning home I quickly decided against the b+w shots. Cuba is too colourful for b+w shots IMHO. So that left me with my color digital files from the top end dSLR. All went fairly well until I had a closer look at the images on my digital compact camera...

Long story short: the exhibition contained fairly large prints, all ....from my digital compact camera. And as it usual is with exhibitions...people ask you what kind of great camera gear you have used for achieving those "great" results...In this case I just said: a great digital camera...

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Re: Going Fuji way???
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 11:22:27 PM »
It's a bit of a cliché, but the 'best' camera is the one you have with you!
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Re: Going Fuji way???
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 04:11:09 AM »
Yeah, cameras are tools that can be replaced by any brand but DDF cannot be replaced. I don't want to loose DDF along with selling my SONY gear or by taking photos with Fuji and not able to post here.

Wish SONY had some good lenses with image stabilisation for NEX. Then a NEX-6 with hybrid AF  for fast moving birds etc. and some light lenses with reach like 400mm would have been the choice than Fuji XS-1 or Olympus or Panny who have a light weight gear.

Or my back has to cure that I doubt in near future. But lost photo opportunities never return.
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Re: Going Fuji way???
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 06:29:02 AM »
As Stef says, whatever works for you Subbu.. I would be looking at the NEX series so that you can use an adaptor for your Sony lenses at home....john
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Re: Going Fuji way???
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 09:23:54 AM »
As Stef says, whatever works for you Subbu.. I would be looking at the NEX series so that you can use an adaptor for your Sony lenses at home....john

My wife has NEX-5 and old version adaptor to A-mount. It becomes cumbersome to hold properly with a teeny body on a beefy lens (for NEX's size) like 70300G or Sig 105mm.

Panny GH3 or G5 with 100-300mm seems a good option instead of the heavy 70-400G for the same FOV at long end for bird and such photos wieghing in at about 1kg weight. XS-1 also gives the FOV of 70-400G on A580 but weighing about 40% of the combo. Having spent a good amount on my gear already, sets me thinking if to switch.
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