+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Englischdude's Avatar

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    Hi Nikonites,

    as I am travelling extensively in my job I am looking for a camera which can easily accompany me during my travels. Lugging my DSLR gear around with me is just not an option, so I have recently been considering a mirrorless/compact cam. I would like to have the control functionality of my dslr, budget up to say 1000.

    As I know nothing about Mirrorless I am hoping on some tips from you experts out there. A bonus would be also if I could use my existing Nikon mount lenses (with adapters if necessary).

    Thanks in advance for your advice!
    Martin


    › See More: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.
    Martin

    "Never ever ever, bloody anything ever", - Rick Mayall

    Cameras: D70 700nm IR, Oly C-5060, GOPRO HD, Fuji X-E2 + 18-55mm + 50-230mm, Sony HDR-GW55 & Casio EX S100
    Nikon Lenses: 40mm 2.8 macro, 28-80mm AFD, E 75-150mm 3.5, 28-200mm EDG
    Foreigners: Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Samyang 14mm 2.8 AE UMC
    Other: YN 468ii, YN560iii, YN RF603 trigger, various filters, tripods, diffusors, bags etc.
    Software: Linux Mint 17.3, Darktable V2.0, Gimp, Inkscape



  2. #2
    Happy to be Canadian
    Super Mod
    Marcel's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    I'd go Sony if it was me. I don't remember which model exactly, but they have a fine pocketable camera WITH an electronic viewfinder. I just can't stand a camera that is without a viewfinder wether it being optical or electronic.
    I'm beginning to see the LIGHT!
    Please visit my Gallery and my Flickr Gallery

  3. #3
    Staff
    Super Mod
    Eduard's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    As I've written in other threads, I'm in a similar situation. I wanted as complete of a kit as possible which would allow me to shot RAW and that was small enough to bring easily. For me, that is a Nikon 1 V2, 6.7-13mm UWA, 10-100mm (non-PD) and the 70-300mm. The 70-300 was a splurge but honestly makes the kit complete. The best thing is that this kit fits into a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20 which I can easily carry in my work backpack.

    Interestingly, Thomas Stirr, who arguably gets the most out of Nikon 1 gear, recently added the 10-100mm to his kit to create a Nikon 1 lens trinity. Here is his review. Check out his site for other Nikon 1 articles.

    If it was me, I'd start with either a V2 (if you prefer an EVF) or J5 with a non-PD 10-100mm. Add the 6.7-13mm which is one of my favorite wide angle lenses on any system.

    I have a V2 and my wife has a J5 so if you have specific questions, let me know.
    "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it" -Ansel Adams


    Fuji X-T3 | Fuji X-T20 | Nikon 1 J5 | Too much glass | G.A.S.

    Use this link for a free gift item with $50 purchase at Think Tank Photo!!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Englischdude's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    thanks for your feedback.

    My first choice was to consider the home brand, however I would worry about that lil sensor and low light performance. I see the v4 may be announced soon, have to see what they bring.

    Marcel, what is your reasoning behind the Sony choice?

    I spent many an hour yesterday researching, the FUJIs look fantastic but the lens prices are a joke. I come from an Oly background and dont want to go back to ft/mft due to low light performance again, I have only had bad experience with samsung customer service, canon have nothing with a viewfinder from what I can see..... which has left me also looking at sony. I think I will take a closer look at the A6000.
    Martin

    "Never ever ever, bloody anything ever", - Rick Mayall

    Cameras: D70 700nm IR, Oly C-5060, GOPRO HD, Fuji X-E2 + 18-55mm + 50-230mm, Sony HDR-GW55 & Casio EX S100
    Nikon Lenses: 40mm 2.8 macro, 28-80mm AFD, E 75-150mm 3.5, 28-200mm EDG
    Foreigners: Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Samyang 14mm 2.8 AE UMC
    Other: YN 468ii, YN560iii, YN RF603 trigger, various filters, tripods, diffusors, bags etc.
    Software: Linux Mint 17.3, Darktable V2.0, Gimp, Inkscape

  5. #5
    Staff
    Super Mod
    Eduard's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Englischdude View Post
    My first choice was to consider the home brand, however I would worry about that lil sensor and low light performance. I see the v4 may be announced soon, have to see what they bring.
    Martin: Here are a bunch of examples of low light with various Nikon 1 models and lenses. I did run them through Noiseless Pro. They will never equal a DSLR but I'm okay with the tradeoff.

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_1.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_2.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_3.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_4.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_5.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_6.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_7.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_8.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_9.jpg

    Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.-lowlight_10.jpg
    Thanks/Like Englischdude Thanks/liked this post
     
    "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it" -Ansel Adams


    Fuji X-T3 | Fuji X-T20 | Nikon 1 J5 | Too much glass | G.A.S.

    Use this link for a free gift item with $50 purchase at Think Tank Photo!!

  6. #6
    Staff
    Super Mod
    Eduard's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Englischdude View Post
    I spent many an hour yesterday researching, the FUJIs look fantastic but the lens prices are a joke.
    Speaking from personal experience, I don't think the Fuji lens prices are out of line with other systems. According to the European members in Fuji forums, Fuji UK has great prices on refurbs. The Fuji X-T1 with a 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 is a nice travel setup if you wanted one lens. To be honest I have purchased my body and all of the lenses (10-24, 18-55, 55-200, 23, 27, 35) used at Fred Miranda and have less invested than just my D800e and Tammy 24-70mm f/2.8. With the X-Pro2 expected to be announced in the next couple weeks and potentially a X-T2 late summer/early fall, the second hand market is pretty robust.
    Thanks/Like Englischdude Thanks/liked this post
     
    "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it" -Ansel Adams


    Fuji X-T3 | Fuji X-T20 | Nikon 1 J5 | Too much glass | G.A.S.

    Use this link for a free gift item with $50 purchase at Think Tank Photo!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Englischdude's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduard View Post
    The Fuji X-T1 with a 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 is a nice travel setup if you wanted one lens..
    as well as the x-t1, I have also seen the X-T10 with this 18-55 lens new for about 1100 euro. i will check the used market for lenses as you suggest, however a quick general comparison between the sony and fuji aps-c lenses reveals that the fujinons are considerably more expensive, but I am talking new and here on mainland europe.

    the pics do look great by the way, thanks for posting. My wife particularly likes the horse and shadow
    Martin

    "Never ever ever, bloody anything ever", - Rick Mayall

    Cameras: D70 700nm IR, Oly C-5060, GOPRO HD, Fuji X-E2 + 18-55mm + 50-230mm, Sony HDR-GW55 & Casio EX S100
    Nikon Lenses: 40mm 2.8 macro, 28-80mm AFD, E 75-150mm 3.5, 28-200mm EDG
    Foreigners: Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Samyang 14mm 2.8 AE UMC
    Other: YN 468ii, YN560iii, YN RF603 trigger, various filters, tripods, diffusors, bags etc.
    Software: Linux Mint 17.3, Darktable V2.0, Gimp, Inkscape

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Englischdude's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Englischdude View Post
    as well as the x-t1, I have also seen the X-T10 with this 18-55 lens new for about 1100 euro.
    and now the next issue, going over the 1000 euro mark, I am getting very close to the sony A7, a FF body with 28-70 lens.

    Martin

    "Never ever ever, bloody anything ever", - Rick Mayall

    Cameras: D70 700nm IR, Oly C-5060, GOPRO HD, Fuji X-E2 + 18-55mm + 50-230mm, Sony HDR-GW55 & Casio EX S100
    Nikon Lenses: 40mm 2.8 macro, 28-80mm AFD, E 75-150mm 3.5, 28-200mm EDG
    Foreigners: Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Samyang 14mm 2.8 AE UMC
    Other: YN 468ii, YN560iii, YN RF603 trigger, various filters, tripods, diffusors, bags etc.
    Software: Linux Mint 17.3, Darktable V2.0, Gimp, Inkscape

  9. #9
    Happy to be Canadian
    Super Mod
    Marcel's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Englischdude View Post
    and now the next issue, going over the 1000 euro mark, I am getting very close to the sony A7, a FF body with 28-70 lens.

    Why not?
    I'm beginning to see the LIGHT!
    Please visit my Gallery and my Flickr Gallery

  10. #10
    Happy to be Canadian
    Super Mod
    Marcel's Avatar

    Re: Help! Travelcam to compliment my DSLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Englischdude View Post
    thanks for your feedback.

    Marcel, what is your reasoning behind the Sony choice?
    I thought you were looking for a pocketable camera. Sony RX100 is and so is the Panasonic Z50 I think that has a 30x zoom and evf. All these are under your price watch limit.
    Of course if you decide to go more expensive the IQ will get better, but to the price of pocket ability.
    Thanks/Like Englischdude Thanks/liked this post
     
    I'm beginning to see the LIGHT!
    Please visit my Gallery and my Flickr Gallery





Quick Reply Quick Reply

If you are already a member, please login above before posting.

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •