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What would you buy?


cheddar-caveman Avatar
cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
28 Apr 2019 8:07PM
I am an old, keen, amateur mainly wildlife photographer, BIF and some macro.
I currently have a Fuji X-T2 with the 100-400mm lens on the front, an 18-55mm lens and a set of three extension tubes for the macro.

If I sell it I should get around £2000 for a replacement, all-in-one like the Sony RX10. A good sized zoom is obviously essential as well as good AF.

There are many more brands out there so, what would you buy?
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 88 Norway
28 Apr 2019 8:14PM
It all depends really on what you want, that your current set-up isn't giving you...
cheddar-caveman Avatar
cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
28 Apr 2019 8:38PM
As I said, basically an all-in-one, so I have all the facilities in one package. Also, hopefully, a bit less weight!
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 22 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 8:49PM
Why not visit a good stocked shop and handle a few examples.

Although I've an assortment of 'stuff' my holiday kit is OMD E-M10ii with a Tamron 14-150.
Although I do like the sound of the new Olypus 12-200.

With a set of extension tubes a single super zoom lens and body might deliver what your looking for.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
28 Apr 2019 10:18PM
My go-to kit is either one of my Panasonic G5s, or the Panasonic GH4 with the 14-140 lens. I don't know why there's such an snobbish thing about Olympus, Fuji or Sony, but if it's ease of use, quality and huge selection of lenses you want, you can't beat Panasonic.

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cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
29 Apr 2019 8:51AM
Both great option Dave and SlowSong but I need at least a 400mm option to get up close and personal with the wildlife which is why the Sony with its 600mm capability looks attractive but not sure just how good a 600mm can be with such a small diameter!
Tianshi_angie Avatar
29 Apr 2019 4:30PM
There are some sample images on dpreview - quite a wide variety - none of bif but some fast action football shots and cyclists.
Stevetheroofer Avatar
29 Apr 2019 5:08PM
go for the Sony RX10 mk4 Smile
Niknut Avatar
Niknut Plus
13 3.7k 82 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2019 5:10PM
Have you considered the Nikon P900 series ???

Have a look at the portfolio of member "kathrynlouise"....she uses a P900 & produces
some impressive bird & animal shots, usually at the long end of the zoom, & the
image quality is very impressive.!!

I've no experience of this camera, or it's predecesers (P500 etc !).....but based on
Kathryn's lovely pictures I wouldn't say no to one myself !!

Have a look at the EPZ reviews for the details & test results....you might like what you see ??.Smile
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peterjones 21 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2019 5:16PM
Unless it is the bulk and weight why not hang on to your Fuji X-T2 and 100-400?

I use the combination and find the results outstanding for my nature photography; the best of luck to you whatever you decide!
cheddar-caveman Avatar
cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
29 Apr 2019 5:25PM
I have to smile peterjones, did you read my original post???Tongue
peterjones Avatar
peterjones 21 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2019 7:04PM
I didnít get where I am today by reading posts .... but I did read your post now twice which is why I ventured the question however of course it is down to you and I wish you the best with your chosen gear .....📸📸📸 just ignore me.
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
3 May 2019 9:32AM

Quote:As I said, basically an all-in-one, so I have all the facilities in one package. Also, hopefully, a bit less weight!

What you perhaps need to accept is that, although technology is constantly improving, an "all in one" from wide angle to significant telephoto with close to 1:1 focus capability means compromises in AF speed and optical performance.
The Nikon P900 has been mentioned. It can do all you want - and more - in an "all in one" though not with the highest long telephoto resolution etc etc.
cheddar-caveman Avatar
cheddar-caveman 20 1.3k England
3 May 2019 9:54AM
Yes thanks Len, very true, always a compromise, just liked the idea! My Fuji is performing well at the moment although I went through a spell of poor results, very soft images, but seem to be on top of that at the moment. I'll still be "looking" Tongue11645_1556873674.jpg
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User_Removed 18 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 7:58PM
Stick with the Fuji, professional wildlife photographers use it, that's a good recommendation in my book

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