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    Hello.

    If you would have +/- £3000 what camera would you buy?
    This budget need to include 1 lens.

    It’s mainly for:
    Landscapes
    Travel
    Insta shoots

    Currently I am Nikon cropped sensor user.
    And I want to upgrade.

    What are yours picks and why?

    Thanks
     
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  3. magicolor1

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    Leica Q - full-frame image quality with a superb lens and great AF.
     
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  4. Ste_S

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    Why ? What about your current set up do you feel is letting you down ?
    If you've just got GAS and some money burning a hole in your pocket, then fair enough ;)
     
  5. Mr Badger

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    What lenses do you already have? This may help people to suggest something suitable.

    To be honest, I'd want to have two or three lenses for a DSLR to give me wide-angle, mid-range and some telephoto capability. This should cover most of the subjects you mention above. If you are thinking about a camera and just one lens as your kit then you'll probably find that a bit restrictive unless you can add some other lenses to your kit in a reasonably short space of time afterwards? If it's a one-off purchase then you'd probably be better going for a less fancy camera body and at least 2 good quality lenses to give you a bit of choice of focal length. Well, that's my opinion, see what the others suggest. (y)
     
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  6. morpheve

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    Well my Nikon served my well its old now and I really need upgrade.
     
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    Nothing wrong with old cameras. I am still using cameras made in the 1920s. I suspect that you just want a shiny new toy - nothing wrong with that, mind, just buy the shiniest one.
     
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  8. realspeed

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    D810 + 24-70mm Nikon lens is the best combo in my opinion. I got mine as a grey import from Ireland and saved a bundle. Could not be happier with that camera. Plus you already have 2 nikon lenses
     
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  9. morpheve

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    Good points here thanks.
    With my Nikon I got 35mm, 50mm, 14-55mm, 55-200mm, 100-300mm.
     
  10. morpheve

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    Haha you got me, and maybe you right. Maybe I just want to have second camera and I was thinking about SONY a7III - any one got one? Any thoughts?
     
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    Sony A7iii and a 24-105mm.

    Or Tamron 28-75mm and a prime.
     
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    People in the Sony thread seem to think it's rather good.
     
  13. morpheve

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    Thanks will have a look there.
     
  14. Riz_Guru

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    I would go for the Sony A7 III with FE 28-70mm kit lens
    Followed by the Sony Zeiss FE 16-35mm f4 lens

    Why.... because mirrorless is the future and pound for pound the Sony A7 III is unbeatable. :D
     
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    Its more than good :D
     
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    Stop it.
     
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    So do D810 owners in the D810 thread.
     
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    With a £3k budget you can pretty much pick anything, what don't you like about your existing camera?
     
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    I've owned both, they're both fantastic and there's good arguments for either.

    You can both be awesome without taking anything away from each other.
     
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  20. woof woof

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    But there's no point going to that thread to see what people think of the A7III.

    Hence the short hand reply to the question about the Sony and the prompt to visit the thread.

    Do try and keep up.

    :D
     
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    If it's just GAS and wishlisting for £3k... I'd buy a lens or two and then blow the rest on a holiday to Japan to take some photos. Oh, and as many photobooks as I can carry back onto the plane
     
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    It's true though..... for the money it does so much.... Eye-AF is a game changer! The IQ/DR/ISO abilities are great.
     
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    If I had £3k to spend, I would definitely be looking at a Sony A7III, with either the 24-105 or the Tamron 28-75 f2.8. But I would want to try one out properly before deciding that it was *better* and worth the money. But I don't *need* a new camera. ;)
     
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    I wouldn't bother buying the kit lens. You could just about buy a Samyang 35/1.4 & the Sony 85/1.8 for that budget. Better quality than the zoom options.
     
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    There is also no point going to the A7III thread to read about the wonderful D810 and vast array of lenses you can have with it. The D810 thread is full of praise for one of the best 35mm digital camera's ever made.
     
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    Oh for gawd sake... the op asked what the A7III was like...

    I suppose it would have been better not to suggest he go to the Sony thread for answers? I should have realised the Nikon faithful would be along to whinge.

    :nikon: and :runaway: to anything else...
     
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  27. SFTPhotography

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    All I was merely pointing out is there is a Nikon D810 thread. As the OP had a Nikon and had a £3k hole burning in their pocket it would be remiss of me not to mention the Nikon D810 and the 24-70 F2.8 - especially given the nature of the photography they do and that they said Nikon had served them well - which BTW - they tend to do :p

    We all know there are dedicated thread for these sony camera's for the OP to look at but I recommended a proper camera :D
     
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  28. JJ!

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    Would go try a few and see what takes your fancy.

    If would try:
    D750 - leaves a nice chunk for glass
    D810/D850
    A7iii

    Not sure there are any Canon offerings I would personally look at, but mainly because I have not used anything Canon for a long time!

    All will feel and handle differently.
     
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    OP - I mean this genuinely and I am not being facetious - what is / are 'insta shoots'
     
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    Canon 5DSR and their equivilent which is also excellent

    I wouldn't recommend a D750 - the sensor res is so far behind the D810 and A7RII/III I couldn't bring myself to recommend one given how many D750's appear on my workshops - they're just not that good IMHO. The D810/850 are the ones.
     
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    28mm f1.7 high quality 'point and shoot' :D great camera
     
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    Behind the A7iii res wise??? Still believe the D750 is one of the best all round cameras you can buy today (IMO) if you don't want mirrorless.
     
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    Canon 5D Mkiv is worth a look too. However, as I said, leaving some budget for two or three lenses to give some focal length coverage would be my consideration when budgeting.
     
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    24mp vs 36mp or even 42mp in the A7r3 - for landscapes that stuff counts. I've seen a few in my day and the files that come off - don't get me wrong I don't think they are a bad camera but compared to a D810 they feel light and cheap in the hand and res wises quite a few camera's out perform them.
     
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    Sadly I don't have the £3k spare yet so haven't been able to buy one, but it's only a matter of time ;)
     
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    I'm tempted to sell my XCD 30mm to fund one :D or just wait until my photography business generates me some income that I might buy one when the Leica Q2 comes..
     
  37. JJ!

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    Same res as the A7iii at 24mp?

    Still think best best is for the OP to go try them in hand!
     
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    Erhmm Instagram?
     
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    I assumed just 'snapshots'
     
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    Ah - which is the one that has the 42mp?
     

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