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How're on a relative order - Canon 6D , Pentax K-1 (second hand) and Nikon D610?
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post How're on a relative order - Canon 6D , Pentax K-1 (second hand) and Nikon D610?
Not used the first two for any length of time. D610 is a brilliant camera for the slow shooter, great DR , superb low light capability. It's Achilles's heal is AF. As D700 shared the AF module of D3 and decimated D3 sale figures on it's own way up, Nikon decided that they wouldn't be sharing the D4 module with D610. They put the crop sensor AF module in it and crippled the brilliant machine. Fortunately from D810 they resumed using the D4 AF module and came back to track. Great camera with not so responsive AF.
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You need to define some metric to judge them - sensor performance, noise, ease of use, availability of lenses, etc.

On a pure performance basis, I would like to see the Nikon as a tad bit superior but it is still an older body.

The Pentax support in India is quite rudimentary from what I have read and heard from people. Although having tried a E20, I would say it is a nice system.

I would confuse things by adding a Fuji XT2/XT20 to the mix. I would say it easily pips the 6D in performance. May not give that DoF advantage though but with good Fuji glass, that can be overcome. But the weight reduction is phenomenal.
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Just something convenient (i.e. shouldn't have to go too deep into the menu to retrieve some basic setting) - sort of an all rounder is what i think would work for me. ETA: I would use probably two lenses at best, one if i can help it. Ease of use not a major criteria. Good low-light performance is a criteria.

Yesterday i was at a wedding and the lead photog was using an xt3 - fuji had given it to him to try it out. He was blown away by it and was able to leave his canon 1DX Mark II (much heavier) away for the most part. He did carry the canon, just in case.

I was planning on testing it then and there but then he got called away to the stage as some demanding guests showed up and didnt let two photogs talk

I like pentax color - a lot
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All the three that your evaluating are simply good in their respective fields, but its like comparing apples to oranges. The Fuji gives you weight advantage, the Canon a whole lot of versatility (given its L line up). The Pentax falls somewhere in between.

Are you okay with the weight or does it far outweigh the other pros? If so, Fuji is the way to go (but I believe the A7 far suits you if the price isn't a deciding factor). Its low light capability is like none other.

If you need an all purpose kit, then go with the Canon (combine 24-70 and a 200 prime). I have seen the color rendition of all three cameras (not on screen of the body) on a color calibrated monitor and there isn't any significant difference between all three (though the Fuji for no apparent reason is a touch softer).

Having said the above, I would advise that you actually pick one up and play around with it. See which one actually calls out to you. I have seen amazing pictures captured by entry level cameras where the best of the lot fails. I am amazed how the Pixels and Iphones are changing the ecosystem (iphone + moment lens). The gear is just the tool (though the better tool puts you at a definite advantage), but what matters really is the one wielding the tool.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post How're on a relative order - Canon 6D , Pentax K-1 (second hand) and Nikon D610?
None of three.

Unless you want to monetize some type of photos. I have one DSLR which has become too heavy. I currently take two cameras. One is 23 mp Sony cellphone, and another is android Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10.

Light mirrorless cameras are future. High and middle DSLR now have live view. I not do sports photos and I not do extreme wildlife so these will capture my needs.
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Miyu-san, just curious to know which camera (or camera phone) did you use in your recent Varanasi trip? Couple of low light photographs and the monk in gerua were good (when i see them on my phone, and considering low resolution photo files you are allowed to post).
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Originally Posted by rajatchakraborty View Post Miyu-san, just curious to know which camera (or camera phone) did you use in your recent Varanasi trip? Couple of low light photographs and the monk in gerua were good (when i see them on my phone, and considering low resolution photo files you are allowed to post).
Panasonic good for low-light. Please check the detail specifications.
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Originally Posted by rajatchakraborty View Post Miyu-san, just curious to know which camera (or camera phone) did you use in your recent Varanasi trip? Couple of low light photographs and the monk in gerua were good (when i see them on my phone, and considering low resolution photo files you are allowed to post).
Here - https://androidcommunity.com/panason...mera-20160119/
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Yesterday i was at a wedding and the lead photog was using an xt3 - fuji had given it to him to try it out. He was blown away by it and was able to leave his canon 1DX Mark II (much heavier) away for the most part. He did carry the canon, just in case.

I was planning on testing it then and there but then he got called away to the stage as some demanding guests showed up and didnt let two photogs talk
Not a good idea to disturb a working photographer
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Panasonic just announced mirrorless Lumix SR1. This is very very good camera specification. My brother thinks Sony RX100 V is better than most kit lens include DSLRs.
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Lumix SR1 is insanely expensive. ($4700-6995). That's the price of a small car in India.
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Sony sensors are not good for low price cameras in my opinion (to my eyes). The tones of reds are not reproduced and could not be differentiated in normal laptop/ regular user monitors.
I have not seen the output on apple monitors.
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The cheaper solutions to this issue are #2 & #3. And those should be the first ones to be targeted.
#2 can be addressed by shooting to the right, if you are not doing that already. So ETTR should be your friend. A ETTR ISO 1600 should yield less noise to an under [or just about] ISO 800 image. Also, try to gauge how far you can go on the shutter while getting an acceptably sharp image. May be use continuous shots for getting a sharper image.
I never understood ETTR. I know the physics, and the geek stuff. But, I heard from one of them lightstalkers, that ETTL is easier in post processing (which many do at ISOs 1600 or >) And in my experience, a -1EV and some combination of finding the sweetspot for particular lens works better as a low-cost-solution for distance & speed of lens.

But, I will gladly learn from your experience (for for that matter of the gurus)

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