Same, actually I bought this camera for my wife for the same xmas; 1 month after our first child was born.marmillerX wrote:Let me start the poll. We just got our first DSLR camera for Christmas. Can't wait to get out there and take some great shots.
-What camera do you have? Nikon D5000
-What lenses do you have? 18-55mm Nikkor VR Lens
-Cool Accessories? None yet
Is that a current gear list, or a list of gear that you have owned? I only have 2 bodies & it drives me nuts that I have that many. Still waiting for that "one camera to rule them all," which most likely will never happen for me because of my requirements.FLiPMaRC wrote:Here's my gear list on POTN: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/sho ... count=1916
Crazy, man, just crazy.FLiPMaRC wrote:It's my current gear list I have a camera for each occasion, just like I have a bag for each occasion also. Hahahhaaa!! Like tomorrow I'm going snowboarding. All I'm bringing is my little waterproof point & shoot camera.
I can kind of agree with that, when it comes to toolsI believe in using the right tool for the job. A swiss army all in one tool may get the job done, but it may make it harder. That's just my opinion
Pretty simple: a sensor 4/3 or larger, ability to swap lenses and, most important of all, it has to be dust & weatherproof (along with the lenses). Unfortunately, there are virtually no DSLRs on the market that fit that bill. That's why I shoot with an Olympus DSLR. I might be tempted to get the Oly EM-5 when it is released, but I'd need to see lots of user reports first. That would at least shrink the body size down for me, although I'd still be using very large & heavy DSLR glass on it.BTW, what are your "requirements"?
I've always been a P&S guy even before digital cameras came out. Back in HS, I never left the house without one of those cheap disposable P&S cameras. I didn't buy my first DSLR until 2008. I bought my first digicam in 2000 (Olympus D460). I upgrade maybe every 2 years. I should just take those off the gear list since I don't use it anymore. The other P&S are mostly used by the wifey. But now I have two bodies, she uses the other sometimes.NVSteve wrote:I can kind of agree with that, when it comes to tools
What I don't get is why you would have so many P&S cameras? Not that there's anything wrong with that (whatever floats your boat), but I just haven't run across anyone that has so many different cameras. I used to shoot film SLRs back in the day & really liked them. When digital came along, I ended up going through 3 different Canon P&S cams until the prices of the DSLRS came down to human levels, then bought one. Since then, there is no way I could ever return to a P&S cam, primarily because there is such a massive difference in image quality. I take my big honkin' DSLR pretty much everywhere I go, and by that I mean carrying it around-hiking, backpacking, skiing, biking, kayaking, etc. Would I like something smaller? Hell yes. One of the reasons why I bought the little Sony Nex-5n was because of its low light abilities. I've actually not been that impressed with low light, but I have been impressed with the dynamic range. Really good stuff at low ISO.
I was really thinking about moving to Micro 4/3. Then I ended up buying a bigger body (60D) And now that I have two bodies, I need to get another flashgunPretty simple: a sensor 4/3 or larger, ability to swap lenses and, most important of all, it has to be dust & weatherproof (along with the lenses). Unfortunately, there are virtually no DSLRs on the market that fit that bill. That's why I shoot with an Olympus DSLR. I might be tempted to get the Oly EM-5 when it is released, but I'd need to see lots of user reports first. That would at least shrink the body size down for me, although I'd still be using very large & heavy DSLR glass on it.
Aren't cameras great?
That Fuji could be quite nice, but I'm just not a prime kind of guy since I need a variety of focal lengths available while out and about. And yes, there's the whole lack of weathersealing issue again. It's frustrating.FLiPMaRC wrote:How about the Fuji X-Pro1? But I don't think it would survive extreme weather conditions I was going to suggest some rangefinder type cameras (Lieca M8 or Fuji X100), but you can't swap lenses.