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What Camera System Will You Primarily Use in 2015?

Canon
96 (44.2%)
Nikon
64 (29.5%)
Fujifilm
1 (0.5%)
Hasselblad
2 (0.9%)
Leica
1 (0.5%)
Olympus
10 (4.6%)
Panasonic
7 (3.2%)
Phase One
1 (0.5%)
Samsung
2 (0.9%)
Sony
21 (9.7%)
Pentax
10 (4.6%)
No System, Smartphone
2 (0.9%)

Total Members Voted: 199

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PaulieWalnuts

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« on: September 17, 2014, 21:34 »
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Seems like a lot of people are moving away from Canon and Nikon into Olympus, Fuji and other companies that are offering new and innovative stuff.

I like my Canon and Nikon DSLRs. But I keep going to my Sony NEX-7. I haven't bought a Sony A7R yet because of lack of lenses. But Sony just announced a 24-240mm lens. With that combo I literally would have no need for my Canon or Nikon equipment anymore. In 2015 it's looking like Sony may be my main system and the Canon and Nikon stuff will probably be sold.

What company will your system be in 2015 and is that a change from what you've been using?

ETA: I clarified the wording to say "primarily use". Many people use multiple systems. What's the system you will use most in 2015?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2014, 06:57 by PaulieWalnuts »


« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 21:50 »
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Couldn't imagine being limited to only one option.

Canon and Fuji for me.

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 22:38 »
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I too am a Canon guy but my next camera or two won't be a 5d3 or 7d2 or... it will be a Panasonic. GX7 and GH4

« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 00:29 »
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moved from Canon to Pentax (not in the poll )

« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 01:10 »
+4
Pentax (Ricoh) for me.

Although Sony does look interesting - I wish they had a better selection of lenses.

« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 01:22 »
+2
Also Pentax  ;)

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2014, 01:57 »
0
I'll stay with the three brands that I have always used these last 35 years: Sinar, Hasselblad, Nikon.

« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 05:23 »
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Brand new Nikon D810, works even with my prime lenses from 20 years ago, love that stuff.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 05:25 »
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I added Pentax.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014, 05:48 »
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I added Pentax.

As some of us use different cameras maybe you could give the possibility to tick more brands.

Tror

« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2014, 05:57 »
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I have no Idea. I already shoot with various cams. My main studio cam is currently a mkIII, but there are way better options out there and I intend to switch soon....my lenses hold me back.

Canon is currently committing suicide. The new 7D mkii seems to be joke compared to the competition and the mkIII doesn`t cut it anymore. Nikon is great, but some other options look ver good as well...
« Last Edit: September 18, 2014, 06:04 by Tror »

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2014, 06:48 »
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I added Pentax.

As some of us use different cameras maybe you could give the possibility to tick more brands.

It's not allowing me to edit it to select multiple choices.

So vote based on whatever system you will mostly use.

fritz

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2014, 09:25 »
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Both Canon and Nikon but for more serious work prefer Canon!

JKB

« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2014, 09:46 »
0
Nikon full-frame, mostly. Ricoh (Pentax) when travelling/hiking.

« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2014, 10:22 »
0
Olympus

« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2014, 10:29 »
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I have used A-mount(KM 5D, Sony A700 and A77) for some years, but in april I got a Sony A6000 E-mount camera with 16-70mm lens, and after that I haven't really used my A77.

A6000 is a great little camera, and I'm sure E-mount is the future for me for some time.

« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2014, 10:48 »
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I hardly ever use my Canon stuff now, using Panasonic and Sony.  Will probably get another Panasonic cameras next for 4K video.  Canon have lost the plot, apart from the high end pro cameras that might be a waste of money for microstock when they become obsolete so quickly.

« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2014, 13:09 »
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I'm loving my new Olympus mirrorless - beautiful detail and so light and easy to carry when hiking.

But, if I'm shooting on a tripod or at night and don't have far to carry the equipment, still love my Nikon D700. And for architecture, can't beat the D700 and a wide angle prime.

I like having choices and really can't go wrong with either system. For the micros even my Nikon Coolpix P7000 is fine - and actually in good light I've used it for some traditional stock sites and for clients as well. It makes for some really interesting shots at its 6mm widest.

If I buy any new lenses it will be for the Olympus, though right now with 3 digital lenses and an adapter for my three legacy lenses, I'm pretty well set. I do plan to get a superwide at some point, though with the 17mm it's wide enough for most uses.

I'd debated between the Sony and the Olympus but decided to go with the Olympus because of the wider choice of lenses. I do love the small size and find it very easy to focus manually.


« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2014, 13:59 »
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I hardly ever use my Canon stuff now, using Panasonic and Sony.  Will probably get another Panasonic cameras next for 4K video.  Canon have lost the plot, apart from the high end pro cameras that might be a waste of money for microstock when they become obsolete so quickly.

More than that, Canon, and Nikon don't seem to get it. I wanted to buy the Nikon 1 V3 but found the the WiFi control allowed for basic shutter release or thereabouts. Completely useless when you look at Panasonic or Olympus and I assume Sony.

« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2014, 13:59 »
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I will continue with Nikon, because the advanced lightning system is incredible good (use SB 800 and SB 910 flash lights). And I still can use lenses from my very first nikon days, that's a great advantage.

Ed

« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2014, 14:56 »
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I have two Canon 5D MK III bodies
I have a Fuji X-T1
I have a Fuji X-Pro 1
I have a Fuji x100s

For the moment, I will be primarily using what I have unless something breaks.  If one of the Canon bodies breaks, I will be replacing it with the 1DX successor that is supposed to be out next year.  I will likely be selling the X-Pro 1.  I am on the fence about selling the x100s and replacing it with a Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone.  The Fuji XT-1 will be used quite a bit.

For me, it would be a great expense to replace an entire system.

This week, I received 3 more Elinchrom monolights.  I like Alien Bees but I have Elinchrom light modifiers.  Same issue - gotta stick with that system I've already invested in :)

« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2014, 17:50 »
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I answered Canon because I'm poor and can't afford any new gear, so I'll continue to use what I have.  :D

I have to admit, though, the new Samsung NX-1 looks pretty interesting for what I do.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2014, 07:47 »
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What does "obsolete so quickly" mean? Replaced by newer models, newer technology from others or what?

ps I still use a 10-D and a 20-D for projects, like time-lapse, mounted on a telescope, in a remote box. Nothing is obsolete around here until it breaks.  :)

I hardly ever use my Canon stuff now, using Panasonic and Sony.  Will probably get another Panasonic cameras next for 4K video.  Canon have lost the plot, apart from the high end pro cameras that might be a waste of money for microstock when they become obsolete so quickly.

Good reason to stick with the brand you started with. Even though my old Canon lenses are a mismatch, all my newer ones, will fit everything modern.

I will continue with Nikon, because the advanced lightning system is incredible good (use SB 800 and SB 910 flash lights). And I still can use lenses from my very first nikon days, that's a great advantage.

Amazing observation that for Microstock, a 1DX? (nothing wrong with you, just the industry) Someone else pointed out, it used to be you could work with a P&S or bridge camera. Look at what people are posting in this thread. The standards (and expense!) have gone up as more and more professionals have entered the market.

I have two Canon 5D MK III bodies
I have a Fuji X-T1
I have a Fuji X-Pro 1
I have a Fuji x100s

For the moment, I will be primarily using what I have unless something breaks.  If one of the Canon bodies breaks, I will be replacing it with the 1DX successor that is supposed to be out next year.  I will likely be selling the X-Pro 1.  I am on the fence about selling the x100s and replacing it with a Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone.  The Fuji XT-1 will be used quite a bit.

For me, it would be a great expense to replace an entire system.

This week, I received 3 more Elinchrom monolights.  I like Alien Bees but I have Elinchrom light modifiers.  Same issue - gotta stick with that system I've already invested in :)

And in the Oh By The Way dept.

I thought that people have announced that DSLRs were obsolete and dead, because phones replaced them.  ::)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2014, 08:08 by Uncle Pete »

Ed

« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2014, 08:45 »
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Uncle Pete - I started with film....my first digital SLR was a 20D, then a 30D, then a 1ds MK II.  I went to the 1ds MK II because traditional agencies were requiring 48mb TIFF files (closer to the equivalent of a 16mp image).

I sold all my gear in 2008 to help my Mom out after my step-father passed away.

When I started again, I bought a 60d, then a 7D.  I found both cameras inferior to the 1 ds MK II and the recently released 7D was locking up on me (the 7D has vastly improved from what I understand after several firmware updates).  I sold both and went to the 5D MK II bodies and used them for a time - they were the closest to the old 1ds MK II that I could find.  Eventually, I sold both of them and went to the 5D MKIII (the upgrade really wasn't worth it...which is why now things don't get upgraded unless they break).

I like the 5D MK III bodies for 99% of what I do.  The reason I would consider moving up to the 1DX successor is essentially durability and auto focus capability.  It's as simple as that.  I am using my cameras more than I ever have and they do get banged up and used and abused.  The auto focus technology on cameras is what appears to be improving (the new 7D II is rumored to have 65 auto focus points) and for a lot of the work I do it's something that would benefit me with.

If you aren't shooting news or sports, then the 5D MK III is perfectly fine.

« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2014, 08:53 »
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pentax, always used them

BUT...if they don't come with a full frame next year, I probably will switch :'(


 

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