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Old 01-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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DSLR days are numbered...for me


Maybe everyone eventually, but for me, soon. I'm jumping ship and moving on to a mirrorless system, the Sony NEX-6. Right now I still have my D300 though it's listed on CL. I'm keeping the glass for now since I can use it on the NEX with an adapter. I'm hoping a smaller system will get me back out shooting again since I've been really hating lugging around that brick of a camera body that is the Nikon D300. Anyways, I look forward to posting up some shots from my new camera when I get it...maybe end of this week, beginning of next.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:42 AM   #2
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Maybe everyone eventually, but for me, soon. I'm jumping ship and moving on to a mirrorless system, the Sony NEX-6. Right now I still have my D300 though it's listed on CL. I'm keeping the glass for now since I can use it on the NEX with an adapter. I'm hoping a smaller system will get me back out shooting again since I've been really hating lugging around that brick of a camera body that is the Nikon D300. Anyways, I look forward to posting up some shots from my new camera when I get it...maybe end of this week, beginning of next.
I'm about to pull the trigger to go mirrorless too...in the next couple of weeks I'll be picking up an Olympus OM-D...

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Nice. I got my NEX-6 yesterday and shipped out my D300 yesterday as well. So I am truly DSLR-less now. I was a bit worried at first, but I've been playing with this little EVIL camera of mine and I gotta tell you, yeah, it's different and some of the menu stuff is annoying, but overall, it's a great camera. I am sure with some time everything will become smooth operating and it will just be an extension of my hand. At this point, one full day into it, I'm very happy I made the jump. I may get another DSLR someday down the road, but only if I find my self limited by shooting a mirrorless system and since I don't do this as a pro, I don't see that happening.
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wow, thats sounds like a very nice camera!

thats why I always hated taking picture. My DSLR is so bulky!
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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wow, thats sounds like a very nice camera!

thats why I always hated taking picture. My DSLR is so bulky!
Well, come on in...the water's fine.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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Well, come on in...the water's fine.
To much $$ for me right now haha.

My dslr is old as hell to so reselling isn't going get me much.

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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To much $$ for me right now haha.

My dslr is old as hell to so reselling isn't going get me much.

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It's not so much the body cost but the investment in lenses that's kept me from upgrading
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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Well, lenses can be cheap actually. These mirrorless systems will take any lens with an adapter. They are especially good with old 35mm film camera glass and a lot of those lenses from back in the 70's and 80's can be had cheap and rival or beat the quality of today's glass. Only thing, you have to manual focus which I'm finding to be a joy with this camera as it's so easy to do. That and whatever lenses you have now, you can use. I am using all my Nikon stuff with an adapter and it works great. Same story though, it's manual focus only.
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Pics pics pics pics pics pics pics
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Here's just a few...still getting used to the thing...these are all JPEG off the camera

The camera



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Looks good to me!!

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Nubster, I just bought a Next-6 2 weeks ago after reading many many reviews. I love it. I'm stepping up from a point and shoot though. So this is my first "real" camera. The store ran out of the long kit lense that comes with the package so I got them to toss in the 30mm macro which I'll use a lot more.

Here's some pics from it:





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Looks like you have it figured out pretty good. AWESOME shots. It's definitely a VERY capable camera if you actually use it. So far, it's been a joy to play with. I just don't have much time at the moment to really get out there a do much with it. Next week is my short week at work, so I'll have a lot more time. Even so, I see great potential and I'm excited knowing there's even better things in the works between the companies that are putting the time and effort into these EVIL little cameras.
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Great shots! Cute kids, I'm diggin' the mohawk!! How does it feel in your hand? I like to be able to get a firm grip on my DSLR!
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Maybe everyone eventually, but for me, soon. I'm jumping ship and moving on to a mirrorless system, the Sony NEX-6. Right now I still have my D300 though it's listed on CL. I'm keeping the glass for now since I can use it on the NEX with an adapter. I'm hoping a smaller system will get me back out shooting again since I've been really hating lugging around that brick of a camera body that is the Nikon D300. Anyways, I look forward to posting up some shots from my new camera when I get it...maybe end of this week, beginning of next.
You think everyone will move on to mirrorless cameras? Yeah it's called a smartphone. My Iphone is my point and shoot. I love my brick DSLR its not going anywhere.
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