Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th June 2013, 12:18   #1096
Senior - BHPian
 
rjstyles69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bengalooru..
Posts: 4,343
Thanked: 784 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
Canon S110 if 100mm is adequate or Nikon 7700 if you need 200mm (the Panny LF1 is not yet available and will be over 25K) and Panny FZ200 (I believe it is over 25K too) if you want to go to 600mm.

Obviously as lens reach becomes longer the cameras becomes less pocket-able.
navin I am only focusing on covering portraits and something at less than 50mm should do.

Was looking at the Nikon1 J1 Mirrorless , any thoughts on this ?
rjstyles69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2013, 12:54   #1097
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,230
Thanked: 3,642 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjstyles69 View Post
navin I am only focusing on covering portraits and something at less than 50mm should do.

Was looking at the Nikon1 J1 Mirrorless , any thoughts on this ?
If you are never going to change the lens then why not the Canon G1X (it is expensive though somewhere near 40K) but the G15 might be just a bit over at 30K.

If you want a leans change option a bigger option is the EOS1100 or Nikon D3100 with a 50/1.8. it works out to 80mm on the APS-C format but 80mm is nicer for portrait anyway.

If mirrorless is your bag then the EPM1 or EPM2 (Pen Mini) from Olympus might be a better option than the J1/V1.
navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2013, 14:20   #1098
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Gandhidham
Posts: 68
Thanked: 53 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjstyles69 View Post
A question to all the folks who have been contributing to this thread. Lugging my DSLR and lenses for impromptu meets and family outings has become cumbersome and thought it's about time I invest in a smaller camera.

With a budget of 25k what would you chaps suggest ?
Sony RX-100, @ 30K, the best. Exceptional image quality and Exceptional video quality.
mrohit17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2013, 15:09   #1099
Team-BHP Support
 
navin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 22,230
Thanked: 3,642 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrohit17 View Post
Sony RX-100, @ 30K, the best. Exceptional image quality and Exceptional video quality.
Good catch. Forgot about Sony. Many sites rated it the camera of the year for 2012.
navin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2013, 16:45   #1100
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,042
Thanked: 13,487 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Geez guys, this is the mirrorless or EVIL thread. Stop talking about P&S here.

Riju, you are familiar with the kind of photography I do and the kind of equipment I had. I have sold my E3 dSLR and all the superb lenses, and re-invested that into mirrorless. In fact, the money I got from selling old equipment fully covered the new gear, still some left over. All my photos you have seen on FB in the last 6 months are from mirrorless camera.

For photographers like you and me, mirrorless is not the backup system. It can be the only system. Think about it.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2013, 19:24   #1101
Senior - BHPian
 
VW2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: electricity
Posts: 2,412
Thanked: 1,676 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (4)
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Quote:
For photographers like you and me, mirrorless is not the backup system. It can be the only system. Think about it.
Now i recommend the X-E1 again. . This is by far the lightest and may be slightly slowest camera yet fantastic output. Will post some pictures from this soon. The camera lens combination is so small that my canon system looks so huge.
VW2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2013, 21:05   #1102
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,226
Thanked: 408 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Quote:
Originally Posted by VW2010 View Post
Now i recommend the X-E1 again. . This is by far the lightest and may be slightly slowest camera yet fantastic output. Will post some pictures from this soon. The camera lens combination is so small that my canon system looks so huge.
For for little bit less (or lot less actually) you can get the Sony Nex-6 that is also excellent! XE-1 is good but very expensive.

If I were in the market for a mirrorless today I'd get the Nex-6.
joslicx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th June 2013, 22:40   #1103
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Andromeda
Posts: 311
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Quote:
Originally Posted by joslicx View Post
For for little bit less (or lot less actually) you can get the Sony Nex-6 that is also excellent! XE-1 is good but very expensive.

If I were in the market for a mirrorless today I'd get the Nex-6.
Also as of today, there are more lens options for NEX than the Fuji X!
joe1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2013, 05:05   #1104
Senior - BHPian
 
vivekiny2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: cincinnati, jabalpur,chennai
Posts: 1,241
Thanked: 163 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Received my 50 mm F1.8 e mount lens. Compared to the Minolta, I get pin cushion correction, auto-focus with touch, but most importantly, the optical stabilization.

But still, the Minolta is like driving a manual drive compared to an auto in the Sony e mount lens.

Sony with it's cropped version:
Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras-dsc07126_small.jpg
Name:  DSC07126_crop.jpg
Views: 306
Size:  100.5 KB

Minolta with it's crop version:
Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras-dsc07129_small.jpg
Name:  DSC07129_crop.jpg
Views: 302
Size:  69.0 KB
vivekiny2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2013, 12:17   #1105
Senior - BHPian
 
alpha1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: P00NA
Posts: 1,613
Thanked: 949 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
Canon S110 if 100mm is adequate or Nikon 7700 if you need 200mm (the Panny LF1 is not yet available and will be over 25K) and Panny FZ200 (I believe it is over 25K too) if you want to go to 600mm.

Obviously as lens reach becomes longer the cameras becomes less pocket-able.
You can add Nikon P330 to the list.
It is much sanely priced (16K) compared to Canon s100/110, and shares all the useful specs.
alpha1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2013, 13:23   #1106
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: bangalore
Posts: 163
Thanked: 82 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Sony has just announced the successor to the multi award winning RX100 called RX100MKII .
Also announced is the RX1R which like the D800E doesn't have anti aliasing filter.

The RX100MK2 is first camera to have a BSI sensor in a sensor has large as the one in the RX100/Nikon V1 .Sony is saying a 1 stop advantage compared to the RX100 and 10% improved AF speed in low light.
It also features a tilt LCD and Hot Shoe which can also support OLED EVF and other Sony accessories.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD...-rx100-iiA.HTM

Image resource has said they have seen the biggest improvement i from removing the AA filter compared to any other camera.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD...sony-rx1rA.HTM

Last edited by aim120 : 27th June 2013 at 13:25.
aim120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th June 2013, 16:11   #1107
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,026
Thanked: 372 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

If there is a race for smallest then Pentax Q7 is there but of-course makes no difference to me as not available in India.

amitk26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2013, 09:53   #1108
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 826
Thanked: 113 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Guys
I think part of my color tint problem is due to the default poor color performance of the monitor out of the box.
Is it possible to calibrate the monitor without a hardware colorimeter just by following somebody else's web instructions on gamma, brightness contrast settings etc that has been setup for best reproductions using a colorimeter?
Or is there some place that rents out a colorimeter in Bangalore? I dont want to spend so much to buy something I will only use once a year.

--R

Last edited by Ragul : 29th June 2013 at 09:54.
Ragul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2013, 10:35   #1109
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Paradise (wish it was)
Posts: 310
Thanked: 90 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

Oly PEN E-P3 with 14-42 lens @ 28495
http://www.cromaretail.com/Olympus-P...18336-133.aspx
null is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2013, 19:32   #1110
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 826
Thanked: 113 Times
Default Re: Mirrorless or EVIL Cameras

I have a problem with the 45mm f/1.8 lens. I cant take portraits with the subject even half-reclining or leaning back and with everything from head to knee (or toe) in focus.

Here is a food sample taken standing over the table. How can I overcome the shallow DoF of the f/1.8 lens?

Thanks
--R
Attached Images
 
Ragul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Evil Twins - JBL Swifts - Pics raftaar In-Car Entertainment 4 4th December 2007 21:33
The Evil Twins -JBL Swifts -No more Requests Sam Kapasi In-Car Entertainment 96 3rd December 2007 19:28
Girls are evil. X-Machine Shifting gears 5 1st October 2004 11:16


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:24.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks