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Old 04-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Mirrorless Cameras


Anybody got any recommendations on Mirrorless (four thirds) cameras, I am looking at the Sony NEX-5N. Can anyone recommend good lenses to buy with the camera ? I am mostly looking at doing macro shoots and day to day photography (People , Buildings , Landscapes etc) . I am not going to be doing any sports or wildlife.

EDIT: Budget $600 for camera and lens.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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Why spend that much on a mirrorless camera if you can get a DSLR for the same price?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...A_w_18_55.html
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Or if you want a smaller camera, there is the D3100 or the New D3200.
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Pentax K01, or the Q
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Why spend that much on a mirrorless camera if you can get a DSLR for the same price?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...A_w_18_55.html

The reason i was looking at mirrorless cameras because of portability. Although with bigger lenses there isnt much difference . Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
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Pentax K01, or the Q
$750 for the body only... i should have mentioned I am looking for something in the $600 range for camera + lens.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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You can get a T3i with 18-55IS lens for that money if you shop around a bit.

I think the mirrorless things are still overpriced. Sure if you get the pancake lens they are more compact, but if portability is what you want go with a Canon S100 or G12...
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