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Old 03-11-2018, 10:36 AM   #1
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Recommendation for mirrorless camera + pancake lens + long zoom lens?

Going to Africa for a 1 month holiday, and looking for a mirrorless camera with a long zoom lens + pancake.
The idea is:
- Long zoom lens for those safari shots
- Pancake lens for more portability when moving around the city

I don't need those 16-50mm lenses.

Anyone has any recommendations? My budget can go up to $1500 (maybe a bit more).

Thank you!
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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So you have any preference for which mirror less system ? Is camera body size/design a factor ? I.e. Big small, rangefinder dslr

M43 - Panasonic Olympus
APSC - Sony Fujifilm Canon

Full frame mirror less, I think, is out of your budget

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Old 03-11-2018, 11:54 AM   #3
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Prefer smaller body.
I guess APS-C should yield better image quality generally?
Was originally looking at Sony A6300 but wondering if there are better options for roughly the same price range.
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Prefer smaller body.
I guess APS-C should yield better image quality generally?
Was originally looking at Sony A6300 but wondering if there are better options for roughly the same price range.
APS-C sensors generally have better low light and dynamic range but it's not a huge gap unless you are doing pixel peeping, prints or professional work.

Both m43 and aps-c systems have small camera bodies. But only the former has smaller lenses due to the smaller sensor.

If you prefer aps-c , I would recommend you go Fujifilm if video is not your main priority. They have better glass.

If vlogging is a requisite, then Sony.

Canon's mirrorless offerings are disappointing to say the least unless you have a large collection of Canon glass to use via adapter.

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Old 15-11-2018, 12:24 PM   #5
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Going to Africa for a 1 month holiday, and looking for a mirrorless camera with a long zoom lens + pancake.
The idea is:
- Long zoom lens for those safari shots
- Pancake lens for more portability when moving around the city

I don't need those 16-50mm lenses.

Anyone has any recommendations? My budget can go up to $1500 (maybe a bit more).

Thank you!
get an rx10 3rd gen onwards for safari shots
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:07 AM   #6
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RX10 will save you the hassle of changing lens. and a resale mk3 is well within your budget with spare.

or you can get a BN a6000 with the 16-50 kit + a 55-210mm
that will also be within your budget
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:37 PM   #7
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why dont TS get a DSLR? More choices, better quality lens at cheaper price.

DSLR bodies may be slightly bigger, but mirrorless telephoto zoom lens (you will need 300-400mm min for safari shots) are gonna be bigger and heavier than similar quality/range DSLR lens, cancelling out the any advantage in size and weight.

Also, unless you get a high end mirrorless, there is still a considerable gap btw consumer range of mirrorless vs DSLR. At a budget of $1500, dont think you can get a good quality mirrorless + telephoto lens. I recommend Canon 70D + EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II + extender 1.4x III
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:28 PM   #8
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if you're going for a decent up to 400mm range telephoto lens, it would wipe out your entire budget....

maybe you should just T-loan some of your gear from a good friend
because it seems you do not have any "good" camera gear at the moment? they will probably remain a white elephant once you get back...becos not everyone lugs a heavy 400mm lens around singapore except maybe to go birding.
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