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Old 12-08-2012, 02:20 AM   #33
Aj Mick OP
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Originally Posted by Mav View Post
So keep the tough compact - that can stay in your pocket as you don't need to worry about the weather etc and get the dslr for when you've got a little more time
This would seem to be the most obvious option...... if I had a house or at least could see myself based somewhere for quite a while longer. I guess it is the way I would like to go...... but.....

After nearly a decade where I am now a move is staring to look imminent. That will involve a 11,000 km flight to the land of my birth, and uncertainty about where I will be living. Most likely I will be itinerant for a bit, at least, before I get somewhat settled. That is what puts me off for now.

Originally Posted by NikonsAndVStroms View Post
To the OP if you like the look of shots from the 70-200 you're in DSLR only territory. They are starting to come out with nicer lenses for mirrorless cameras but they are limited and pretty much all primes. And a point and shoot wont even come close.

My advice is have both, or go crazy and have 2 SLR set ups. My Fuji S5 Pro uses Nikon DX lenses and a full kit is noticeably smaller than the D700's. Also the original D300 is getting really affordable on the used market, 650 for the original model which would be a great deal if you plan to do any action shots. After seeing that I'm seriously thinking about picking one up.
Would be nice too, but even more stuff..... when itinerant, less is much, much more. One day it might be nice to land up with a "tough" camera, a Fuji X10 or similar (with an underwater housing), and a DSLR. Just not right now.

Originally Posted by Mav View Post
Funnily enough, one of my friends turned with a Nex-6 last night and I have to say I was really impressed. Very fast and the digital viewfinder was surprisingly close to an optical viewfinder with the added benefits of digital overlay.

I still need some convincing that the trade off is worth it for me, now that I'm quite comfortable carrying my dslr around... but the nex 6 is a indeed rather nice. I can only assume the 7 is nicer still.

It's a great time to be a photographer
It is always a trade off, and then making the most of what you have within its limitations. As they say a bad workman blames his tools. A good workman knows how to get the most out of what he has to work with.

The Fuji X10 could be the way I go for now. With the better lens, bigger sensor, and (most importantly for photographing sport) insignificant shutter lag, it would be an improvement on what I have albeit with some limitations. In the end it is just a matter of making the trade off, and making the most of it.

Thanks for the input.

A bit of what I have done with the versatile Olympus TG310:

Action in front of the pavilion - the first game of the Phuket T/20 Cricket League 2012. This was used in the local newspaper, as have quite a few other photos I have taken to go with write ups of the games.

Happy dog on the beach

Always take an umbrella when going out for a ride.

The correct way to carry a pillion

At Ao Sane

Gods and fireworks; last night of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2012. The photos were taken at the same spot, within about 15 minutes of each other.
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