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I used to have a canon 300d DSLR and moved to a mirrorless M3 but find it too slow in taking pictures.

 

Canon seem to have shitloads of DSLR cameras all at similar price points. 

 

What is is equivalent to the 300d and would it be worth moving to Nikon, they seem cheaper? 

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6 hours ago, probotector said:

 

What is is equivalent to the 300d and would it be worth moving to Nikon, they seem cheaper? 

 

I'd not say Nikon are more expensive in regards to glass. Canon glass is cheaper than Nikon (Nikkor) especially with a 50mm lens.

 

https://cameradecision.com/compare/Canon-EOS-300D-vs-Nikon-D3200

 

I use a Nikon D3300 and I'm happy with it but it is slow for sports stuff, but then its not a sports camera at that price point. The latest version is the D3500 - https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d3500.html

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I tried to do some group photos for cycling and found the M3 too slow but didn’t really need a high high speed camera but it seemed to be 1fps so a few mates didn’t get pictures 

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50 minutes ago, probotector said:

I tried to do some group photos for cycling and found the M3 too slow but didn’t really need a high high speed camera but it seemed to be 1fps so a few mates didn’t get pictures 

 

How were you taking the bike shots? Subject passing you, coming towards etc?

 

I use my D3300 with a 70-300mm lens for kite surfing and cycling. For the most part this is more portrait stuff than in the heat of the action.  Instagram link in my signature if you wanna see some. 

 

https://www.instagram.com/idiwa/

 

If if I was buying a fresh I think I’d now be going for a Sony mirrorless set up; it’s just the cost of glass that puts me off. I spend enough cash on cycling gear let alone more on glass to take pics of others cycling gear! :)

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Amazing shots! 

 

I was was thinking of maybe getting a 2nd hand RX100? But I could just keep the M3 and get a full size DSLR and get best(ish) of both...

 

Are Sony Mirrorless that good? 

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5 hours ago, probotector said:

Amazing shots!  Thanks!

 

I was was thinking of maybe getting a 2nd hand RX100? But I could just keep the M3 and get a full size DSLR and get best(ish) of both...

 

Are Sony Mirrorless that good? 

 

I've heard people mention the RX100 quite a few times for cycling (as in shooting whilst on the bike as its so compact). Sony mirrorless have a good rep and I suppose they've more years experience over the competition (Nikon and Canon only entered mirrorless last year). I don't know if mirrorless is defo the way to go but it just happens that a few of the photographers that I like are all using mirrorless; be they sports, landscape or portrait style photographers.

 

The lightweight aspect and compact body appeals to me and their video (depending on the glass) looks amazing (No doubt after colour grading/ post production).

 

Francis Cade shoots Sony (on the bike) but its mostly video, but you can check out his instagram for stills shots - https://www.instagram.com/francisccade/?hl=en

 

He details his camera gear set up in the YouTube description.

 

 

 

 

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I use a Sony A9, it's ridiculous when it comes to autofocus and tracking subjects. I've got my first paid sports event in May as I've been asked to shoot the Liverpool marathon. Can't think of a better camera than the A9 to do it with...

 

Edit: A few shots from the one and only cycling event I've shot with the Sony A9, nothing to write home about but the camera locks on and tracks very well.

 

42709336584_d8b51e3e71_c.jpguntitled-18.jpg by Tom Gutteridge, on Flickr

 

42709353454_10c6ca902b_c.jpguntitled-25.jpg by Tom Gutteridge, on Flickr

 

42709340374_807496d9cb_c.jpguntitled-20.jpg by Tom Gutteridge, on Flickr

 

29554688088_6ceb82ea02_c.jpguntitled-27.jpg by Tom Gutteridge, on Flickr

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My new camera turned up yesterday - canon 5d mark 4. Only incremental improvements over the mark 3 I had previously but first impressions are positive. 

Need to get out on a proper shoot though rather than annoying the cats. 

 

Things that have stuck out so far:

- touchscreen is surprisingly well implemented

- WiFi and NFC to app have great potential, almost makes up for immovable screen

- improved burst rate

- camera feels pretty much exactly the same (can still operate in total darkness)

- haven't been able to notice the apparent improvement in autofocus (I'm more used to manual) despite trying

- silent mode not much difference to normal

- haven't tested added detail from resolution increase or  improvements to dynamic range

 

I'm not sure if the mark 4 will be with me as long as the 3 was before, depends on how good the rumoured new high end EOS R is. Also remains to be seen if it was worth the £1000 I paid for the upgrade, but 'more of the same but better' is just right for me. 

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19 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

Those A9 shots are awesome @TommyG , especially the top one as I imagine that guy was hauling ass. 

 

Cheers! Yeah they sure were hauling ass!

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Just had my mind blown: 

 

 

Screenshot_20190320-003826_Instagram.jpg

 

Never had that happen before. I've met people I know through Instagram groups and stuff but just a random guy who follows about 250 people bumping into me and realising a few minutes later was kinda cool. Makes me wonder if I've ever had an encounter with a forumite on here without realising it.  

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Hey,

I'm looking for a good quality compact camera that is good for landscape photography (and potentially Macro). I love my SLR photography but of course it's only any good when I have it with me. When and about with the family I don't like to take the full kit with me so then only have my phone. I want a small alternative that I can have with me at all times.

 

Are there compact camera that improve enough over a mobile phone to make it worthwhile carrying two devices? I have a Pixel2 (and probably at the end of the year a Pixel4), which is great for what it is but I've never felt the need to take any images off of the phone.

 

Any thoughts on compact cameras? Looking for something that fits in a pocket.

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What's your budget?  The RX100 range from Sony is lovely.  I'd probably not touch anything earlier than the Mk3 which came with an EVF and a nice lens, though I hear the Lumix LX10 is great too.  Both have 24-70 equivalent zooms. 

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7 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

What's your budget?  The RX100 range from Sony is lovely.  I'd probably not touch anything earlier than the Mk3 which came with an EVF and a nice lens, though I hear the Lumix LX10 is great too.  Both have 24-70 equivalent zooms. 

Probably up to a grand if it gets the results. 

Cheers, I'll check these out. 

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10 minutes ago, PeteJ said:

Probably up to a grand if it gets the results. 

Cheers, I'll check these out. 

Check out the Ricoh GR III as well. It's got a bigger sensor than the Sonys and no aliasing filter. Fixed lens but it's wide so good for landscapes.

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After getting the new 11-inch iPad Pro last month with the Apple Pencil, I've been considering the idea of moving my photo editing and management from my current set-up (Lightroom Classic + occasional Photoshop on a 27-inch iMac) to my iPad. I probably would've jumped earlier except for the fact that at 5 TB in size, moving is not a trivial decision. (Although I appreciate the fact that not having a bigger library, like wedding photographers do, gives me the freedom to consider this move casually.)

 

With rumors that the new iOS will allow external drive support and cloud storage on Amazon Drive and iCloud, I think it might be feasible, but the only problem left to solve is software. Using the new Lightroom on the iPad has been somewhat deflating. Adobe software in general has an odd rhythm inasmuch as it follows a mountain-like pattern in terms of usability. It starts off not-so-great, then it becomes really good, and then inexplicably it starts getting shit again. I'm seeing it again in Lightroom Classic, which prompted me to start using Lightroom on the iPad.

 

So far, it's been good overall, but I'm waiting for the new Lightroom to get better. Much better. Performance on the iPad Pro (which is faster and more powerful than most computers, etc etc) is a joke. I can't multitask with the app. It crashes when I'm tagging photos every ten photos or so. I can't add presets or batch-edit them. The healing tool is (laughably) made for mouse/touchpad input. (In general, I'd wager healing is better on most other apps right now.) And, naturally, Adobe won't allow you to have any kind of storage outside of their own cloud service. (Even local storage.)

 

Adobe being Adobe, of course. The system that they have works well, I think, but the implementation leaves a lot to be desired. Plus, apparently there is a rumor that Adobe will double their subscription prices sometime in the near future. So now I'm also trying out a lot of new apps, but nothing fits quite right. Apple Photos is too slow, and I don't want to mix all the photos I take. The new Pixelmator Photo is great, but it lacks cataloging features. Darkroom is also very good, but it lacks healing tools. Etc etc.

 

TL; DR: Photo management. It shouldn't be such a pain, but somehow software has failed it. Apologies for the rant, but I'd be interested to read if other people are having similar problems.

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I use Lightroom CC on iPhone, Mac and web browser in combo with their cloud storage. It works a treat, allows me to do the edits on single photos I need and have them sync in the cloud.

However, it falls apart when you start having to deal with volume. Was a mare trying to deal with 300 photos I shot at hen do, and certainly wouldn't put that volume through it again. CC certainly isn't something you could use professionally.

Also, there's no print module in CC, which is a pain.

 

I'm not actively looking for an alternative at the moment, but will certainly look if Adobe put their prices up. I'm paying for the 1TB plan at the moment and that's about the limit of what I'd pay.

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37 minutes ago, Halkyon said:

Thanks @mindgames. I still can't figure out what that specific part is called so will have to buy a new complete assembly. Doh!

I completely missed that you had highlighted that specific part. Sorry :(

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No worries. I feel like I've tried every combination of words in the English language and got nothing. 

 

It also led me to stumble across some vintage tripods on Etsy, one of which I've now bought instead. So sexy... 

 

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