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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Nick - your mirrorless camera is very good. I think near top of the line in the Sony alpha series?
Entry level in the current range: a6000. I wish I'd saved up for a6500, but I was in a hurry to buy, and also didn't know how much I'd actually get into using it. Buying once is always cheaper!

Interior shots with the 16-50 kit lens were noisy. The 55-210 was actually always better. I do use iso 1600 with good results with my new lenses. I don't think it is considered very high with modern technology... Although the very high ISO numbers on my camera are probably seldom acceptable.

A6000 prices continue to fall, as it is the old model in the range. I'm hoping that the rumoured new Sony apsc camera reduces a6500 prices, but it is said to be "high end" so might be priced more like a7 series. We'll see.

Being ignorant, it was almost chance that made me buy Sony. But now I have, and have several e-mount lenses, that's it! Brand chains! They say that Sony is more clever, better autofocus, blah blah... But "they", of course, are Sony and its ambassadors.

Not that I'm unhappy with it. I'm happy. But a man with only one brand can only recommend one brand . Others speak highly of Fuji and Olympus for mirrorless. And, of course, the usual duo if you want a mirror.
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This was an oil-lamp-lit, non-amplified concert. There were actually small, low-power electric spotlights on the performers, but not much electric light was falling on this gentleman.

f/1.6, 1/250, ISO 3200. 30mm Sigma, auto-focus, no stabilisation. The focus is not quite on this guy, hence the softness. I would say this is a 100% crop, but I don't know if the forum upload might resize it. I'm very happy with the noise levels

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Oh, resized? Yes, by a lot. I'll try to post full size somewhere and add a link

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Edit: that looks noisier than the original on my screen.
Forget that. Different crop, uploaded without further compression my end...

https://imgur.com/NXkieFu
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#18 Oct 23rd, 2018, 23:20
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Entry level in the current range: a6000. I wish I'd saved up for a6500, but or.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Having said that, I seem to get more of it with certain lenses, eg the low-cost small zoom kit lens that came with my Sony a6500. .
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I am confused by your confusion!
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In #2 you said you have a6500, then in #16 you said a6000. So which one is it?

Anyways looking at the exif of some of my recent photos it appears I underexposed consistently and thanks to the bright lcd thought I was getting a shot right.

On a more serious note, does anyone use Pentax?
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Looks like wishful thinking is powering typos now [blush]!

It is a humble a6000. But I have plans.
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On a more serious note, does anyone use Pentax?
I use a Ricoh GR 2 , which is technically a Pentax. Most of my street work is through this amazingly small and capable beast for last couple of years. I won't mind you asking "what street work" as i rarely share them.
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Well you rarely share anything these days, not even mobile clicks

Btw I was very tempted to splurge today on a lightening deal on d810 but then was reminded of the weight
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Mostly photographing at concerts. Mobile pics are nearly all cats.
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#23 was in response to som's post but sure you too

p.s. does anyone (other than professionals) actually use FF these days?
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p.s. does anyone (other than professionals) actually use FF these days?
That depends a lot on how you define professionals. Many photographers do , who want to print really big, are regular users of super wides , want that extra bit of low light performance, af tracking, that wee bit thinner dof. The Gap is closing but it's still there and hurts when you need that bit extra.
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Professionals are people who get paid (could be non monetary benefit) for what they're doing

Sure you could be a retired bizillionaire who wants to get really nice tiger shots and doesn't mind the expense or the weight but not everyone is.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Professionals are people who get paid (could be non monetary benefit) for what they're doing
Then that would include me lol, though that can put my audit license in peril.My gear have paid for themselves but 2018 has seen addition of D850 , 105 1.4 , 300 pf and some other glasses and now that will need some more assignments. Anyway the weight differential is getting closer too , one can buy some light glasses for FF too . For Nikon users at least , those who don't shoot only action, FF is the way to go imo.
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Now am feeling bad about the 810 deal. It was 1.69 incl 24-120 lens.

It was about 1 more than I'd have spent though
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It was about 1 more than I'd have spent though
I'm typing on phone from Leh, so can't really write long. But i strongly feel , based on your images over the years that you immediately ditch Nikon dx. They are short charging the customers.
Now what's the alternative within budget ? Fuji , the minus one iteration from the latest avatar with some lenses. If not weight conscious then possibly a D700 , plenty of good lenses for that.

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