I'm really thinking of downsizing my gear. I just don't shoot enough anymore to justify it.
Anyone want to buy some camera/gear?
I picked up a Sony a7sii last month and I'm absolutely loving it for video. I'm a little dissappointed with the lack of native lenses from sony, but with adapters, I'm able to run just about any lens on the planet.
What's your budget? What type of photography are you interested in? Do you need interchangeable lenses, or are you ok with a great camera with a great built-in lens? Are you sold on the Canon brand? Are you interested in video, or just photos?
The costco link is a better deal. I highly recommend a touch, articulated screen, unless you're trying to get as small as possible. The SL1 doesn't have an articulating screen. My buddy has one. It takes decent pics, and it's small for a DSLR, but I'd rather have a mirrorlesss camera. I'll bet in 5 years, 95% of all prosumer cameras are mirrorless.
Here are a few that I like:
Sony a6000 (mirrorless). This is an absolutely fantastic camera. Nice and small, and it takes great pics. Supposedly the fastest autofocus on the planet.
Panasonic G7. I have this camera and I absolutely love it. It shoots 4k video too. I paid $850 for mine. The price has come down a ton in just a few short months.
Panasonic lx100. Small, compact, fantastic photos and 4k video. Kinda hard to handle, but it's got a great lens on it. No interchangeable lens on this.
I've owned the Canon EOS M. I didn't like it, and I don't imagine the M3 is much better. I don't like it, other than how small it is, and that it's mirrorless. Slow autofocus, hard to handle, and I don't care for the pics it takes. If you MUST have a Canon and you want a mirrorless, this is supposedly the best option. The M10 is brand new, and it's the cheaper little brother to the M3. Canon is falling behind in the technology race, and desperately trying to catch up. They're 3 years late. Panasonic and Sony are destroying them.
Steve could you elaborate about the lenses and what lenses do you recommend? I have been thinking of going mirror-less mostly due to the more compact size. I was looking at the a6000 the other day at best buy.
That's a great article you posted.
Lens selection depends entirely on budget and the type of photography you'll be doing. Keep in mind, although I've done a lot of research lately, I am not the expert on these things. Now, if we're talking DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras strictly for video, then I know quite a bit, but I'm behind on the photography side. I'm 100% sold on mirrorless technology. There's no need for a mirror these days, the tech has caught up. They're lighter, smaller, have fewer moving parts, and you can use more lenses on them.
What is the limiting factor on the sony lenses?
Currently I'm only using native lenses. That means sony-compatible lenses with my sony camera. In the past I've used a metabones adapter (super expensive), and a fotodiox PRO. I prefer the fotodiox for the price. Adapters make autofocus slower, and it's just one more piece between your lens and your sensor. So, if you want to shoot canon lenses on your sony, you can use the Fotodiox, but at that point, I'd probably recommend buying a canon just so you don't need to use an adapter.What are you using for an lens adapter.