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Hi Glenn,good question, i
seems I have options around 200 400 480 and 600,for a gemini this is not good lol,
if i want 600 I'm going to have to spend a lot compared to 400 and 200 i guess so lets say 400 would be nice but i could live with 200,
if it was going to be my only camera i would go 600 though.
Are you loaded? If yes - Sony, If no - Panny
Ok between the RX10 and FZ1000?
FZ1000 has faster focussing and longer but slower lens. It has better video than the RX10 I but possibly not better than the RX10 II. The Sony feels better in the hand (IMHO). If you're likely to use off-camera flash then Sony has a lot more options than Panasonic.
Today's effort with the RX10iii
Who's a Pretty Boy Then by Mike Smith, on Flickr
My wife bought the RX10 MkIII Today hope it lives up to all the Hype.
Sony RX10 iii
Down in Northumberland yesterday and took the RX10iii for walkabout duties - brilliant as it is I prefer the RAW files out of the Fuji X-T1 particularly for landscapes. Much better resolution and colour rendition IMHO - hardly shock news I guess
Bamburgh Castle by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Few from the concert One Love - nothing amazing but we were very very far back so quite happy with these - plus that I managed to smuggle it in!
Go on then, who are they? Must be famus cus I don't recognise them (Except the young lass on her own).
The girls from Little Mix! Hard to miss
Juvenile House Sparrow by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Another with the RX100iii
Heron by Mike Smith, on Flickr
I was in John Lewis at the weekend when I spotted a RX10iii in the reduced cabinet for £1199 with their 2 year warranty , it has a 35 day return on it so I thought why not give it a try , then found out there's £150 cashback on it as well so at £1050 if it's as good as I hope it's going to be I might be keeping it.
That swallow is amazing. Seriously wondering if my FZ1000 is up to scratch or if the RX10 is beckoning..
Your FZ1000 has faster focussing than the RX10 iii, I know, I've had both.
A few from today in Rome..
A slightly better raw shot of the egret.. may just be me thinking the grass is greener, but i keep thinking the cropping potential is rather limited with this.. may just be me excoecitngthe world! Original and cropped version below
Here are a few taken with the Panasonic FZ1000 and a Raynox 150 lit by a Viltrox manual ring flash.
Bee Feeding By Ajophotog, on ipernity
Havestman By Ajophotog, on ipernity
Clover Flower By Ajophotog, on ipernity
DIF (Dog In Flight)
Alby,do you just clip the raynox onto the FZ1000 lens or use a step ring and screw to that?
P1010120 by Chris B, on Flickr
FZ1000 on the allotment
P1010113 by Chris B, on Flickr
Sony RX10 iii
This one at 220mm
A few from my recent venture to Tenerife..
Got a few snaps today in Fife with the RX10iii
Dysart Harbour by Mike Smith, on Flickr
West Wemyss by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Cormorant by Mike Smith, on Flickr
Striations by Mike Smith, on Flickr
brilliant shots mike.
Definately some of the best I have seen with the Sony.
Great snaps. I look back to the days when I had my Sony RX10 with fond memories.
Love the picture of the gull, hoping for good weather at the weekend so I can give my FZ1000 a good test.
Seriously considering the rx10 iii, the d7200 would have to go but I feel the all in one package would be far more convenient, anyone done similar and regretted it or glad they did?
I got rid of all of my m4/3 kit for thr RX10 iii with no regrets at all. It's £1249 at the moment.
got rid of my nikon d610 and lenses for the rx10 mkiii the carry around of all the kit was getting weighty
I bought the original RX10 as a travel camera. After a year I found I hadn't used my D7100 at all so I sold it. I now have an RX10 III instead although analysis of the EXIF data shows that at most 10% of the shots are over 200mm. I have also added an a6300 to the collection but basically as a studio camera for very specific uses, with a very restricted set of lenses - I only went for Sony rather than Nikon as I had loads of suitable batteries and flashes but GAS is forcing me to fight the desire to replace the a6300 with an a7R or a7R II....