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Photography and a change of camera.


Tricky-Ricky
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I know that there are a few hobby photographers here, so i though i would ask who is using  a compact mirror-less and what do you think about it, reason i'm asking is because i am not always happy with the pictures i take and get fed up with constant tweaking and having to carry lenses around with my current DSLR kit.

 

So i am seriously thinking of just selling up and get a compact that i can use point and shoot, but also tweak occasionally instead of all the time, as i just don't have the required patience these days,, so what have you got, and whats its like?

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What sort of photography are you doing at the moment? With smart phone doing so great at the moment, i'm constantly thinking if i should just get a good smart phone (Huawei P20, Samsung S9, Sony, IPhone, etc) and sell all my DSLR kit. Compact mirror-less is good for portrait and street photography imho.

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i personally think mirror-less will work well with landscape, for animals/birds you'll still need a telescopic lens but mirror-less will benefit from a lighter smaller body. Phone will never be able to replace telescopic lens.

 

Found this pretty interesting article --> https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/best/mirrorless-cameras-for-wildlife-and-bird-photography/

 

I'm still holding on to my Nikon D90 =) old camera that doesn't really perform well in low light but good enough for what I need (portrait and street).


When you say not happy with the pics you have taken, what's the issue? poor AF performance?

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True but you can get an assortment of lens for the mirror-less cameras from what i have seen,  i just cant seem to get the pics sharp enough for my taste, i mainly use manual settings but often use AF, and i think its all down to the older tech and its focus points, trouble is when shooting animals you don't often have the time to mess about.

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I see your point there, older tech will struggle as you'll usually have only 1 window of opportunity to shoot wildlife (not with a rifle) B)  Looks like an upgrade is unavoidable ;) I struggled with my camera when i was shooting at my mate's wedding in a church.......it was so annoying that most of my pics were out of focus and grainy (when i pump up the ISO). I was on the edge of getting a newer body (D800 or something newer) but decided against it as i wasn't going to do this as a business.

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