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Old 12-12-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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I'm new to photography and currently only have a Cannon Powershot SX60HS digital. It takes pretty good photos, but being digital the zoom is slower and focusing can be a hassle. I have been looking at other cameras to add and I ran across the Sony a6000 mirrorless package for like 650.00. I have used DLSR cameras before and I just dont like their size for carrying around. Anybody using a mirroless camera, or even this Sony a6000?
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:24 PM   #2
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I bought a Nikon D800 right when mirrorless was getting big. The biggest thing to look at when choosing any decent camera is making sure it has the ability to shoot in RAW. Most point and clicks only give you a jpeg which is an already condensed file. If you have software that can read RAW like Aperture for Mac or Adobe Lightroom for PC and a camera that gives you RAW files, you'll be well ahead of most. Trey Ratcliff (https://www.stuckincustoms.com/) runs a mirrorless A7 and he's making his living using it.
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:31 PM   #3
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Run Sony mirrorless cams here.
A7iii, A7riii, and Sony a6000

Look at the a6300 also.

Both are small and compact and fast
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I bought a Nikon D800 right when mirrorless was getting big. The biggest thing to look at when choosing any decent camera is making sure it has the ability to shoot in RAW. Most point and clicks only give you a jpeg which is an already condensed file. If you have software that can read RAW like Aperture for Mac or Adobe Lightroom for PC and a camera that gives you RAW files, you'll be well ahead of most. Trey Ratcliff (https://www.stuckincustoms.com/) runs a mirrorless A7 and he's making his living using it.
Thanks, my Canon Powershot shoots in RAW. I just want something with a faster focus as most of my photos are of my kid who is always moving.
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Run Sony mirrorless cams here.
A7iii, A7riii, and Sony a6000

Look at the a6300 also.

Both are small and compact and fast


I second all of this
If budget is a concern the a6000 with a good lens is still pretty solid
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:50 PM   #6
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I switched to mirrorless with my Sony A7sii a couple of years ago. I was worried I might have problems with the electronic viewfinder, but I like it. I also like the smaller form factor and the ability to go completely silent with shutter.

What is included with the A6500 package. You camera is only as good as the lenses you pair with it, so keep in mind the additional (often significant) cost of glass.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:52 PM   #7
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My only downside would be the cost of good glass. Mirrorless is still a newer technoclogy so not as many options for good lenses. There's a lot more options for moderately priced, good lenses for DSLR bodies.
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The A6000 is a great camera, if you only shoot stills also look into a good condition used Fuji XT1 or XT2, the XT1 is a legitimate professional body and since it's 3 generations old can be found for well under $500 and its a killer camera.

I've owned both and the XT1 has a way better EVF and build quality than the A6000 IMO. Plus its weather sealed.
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My only downside would be the cost of good glass. Mirrorless is still a newer technoclogy so not as many options for good lenses. There's a lot more options for moderately priced, good lenses for DSLR bodies.
I'm also looking at the Cannon M100 which has an adapter to use EF lenses from DSLR cameras so you are not limited to mirrorless only lens.
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I'm also looking at the Cannon M100 which has an adapter to use EF lenses from DSLR cameras so you are not limited to mirrorless only lens.
Yeah Sony has that as well. The main one people use is the Sigma MC-11 its what I have to fit a canon ef lens I have to the Sony. Nothing is going to be as good as native glass, but the EF lens does pretty well on my Sony with the adapter. IMO Sony is ahead of Canon in the Mirrorless game for sure.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:49 PM   #11
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The A6000 is a great camera, if you only shoot stills also look into a good condition used Fuji XT1 or XT2, the XT1 is a legitimate professional body and since it's 3 generations old can be found for well under $500 and its a killer camera.

I've owned both and the XT1 has a way better EVF and build quality than the A6000 IMO. Plus its weather sealed.
So you would go with the Fuji XT1 over the A6000?

OP how are you leaning now? I am looking at the Sony's just haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:27 PM   #12
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So you would go with the Fuji XT1 over the A6000?

OP how are you leaning now? I am looking at the Sony's just haven't pulled the trigger yet.
The A6000 is a killer little camera but IMO the XT1 is a "better" camera in every way except for the lower resolution sensor (16 MP with the XT1 vs 24MP with the A6000 not that that really matters...) it is a bit bulkier, though still a compact camera and Fuji glass is more expensive though so there is that concern.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:18 AM   #13
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I switched to mirrorless (Sony) as well this past late spring. Got tired of hauling the big white around and needed to lighten the load. I paid attention to what Michael was doing and I have a couple other acquaintances shooting Sony as well. I had bought my wife an A7 early in 2017 for her real estate business and was intrigued by it.

I'm shooting an a7RIII and a bridge RX10-IV. I'm currently in negotiation on Greentoe on an a6500 as well. If I end up with it I will sell my remaining Canon equipment.

Many of the newer photos this year are from mirrorless Sonys. https://billmorris.smugmug.com/Beaut...eesandintheair

Shot this yesterday on the Katy Prairie.

Red-tailed hawk


From Big Bend a few weeks ago.

Great horned owl


Greater roadrunner


On 385 between Marathon and Ft. Stockton with the RX10

Ferruginous hawk
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:12 AM   #14
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So you would go with the Fuji XT1 over the A6000?



OP how are you leaning now? I am looking at the Sony's just haven't pulled the trigger yet.


Iím still leaning towards the Sony. Sigma makes an adapter that will allow use of Canon EF lenses, but thatís not my primary concern.


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Iím still leaning towards the Sony. Sigma makes an adapter that will allow use of Canon EF lenses, but thatís not my primary concern.


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This is with the Sigma MC-11 E mount to Canon EF adapter on the A7RIII and a Sigma 150-600 C Canon mount lens. The MC-11 works very well with Canon lenses also. If I make a deal on the A6500 I may be looking to sell my very gently used copy if you might be interested.

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I switched to mirrorless (Sony) as well this past late spring. Got tired of hauling the big white around and needed to lighten the load. I paid attention to what Michael was doing and I have a couple other acquaintances shooting Sony as well. I had bought my wife an A7 early in 2017 for her real estate business and was intrigued by it.

I'm shooting an a7RIII and a bridge RX10-IV. I'm currently in negotiation on Greentoe on an a6500 as well. If I end up with it I will sell my remaining Canon equipment.

Many of the newer photos this year are from mirrorless Sonys. https://billmorris.smugmug.com/Beaut...eesandintheair

Shot this yesterday on the Katy Prairie.

Red-tailed hawk


From Big Bend a few weeks ago.

Great horned owl


Greater roadrunner


On 385 between Marathon and Ft. Stockton with the RX10

Ferruginous hawk
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This is with the Sigma MC-11 E mount to Canon EF adapter on the A7RIII and a Sigma 150-600 C Canon mount lens. The MC-11 works very well with Canon lenses also. If I make a deal on the A6500 I may be looking to sell my very gently used copy if you might be interested.





Yeah itís possible, let me know


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Lens?
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
The last shot is with a Sony RX10-IV which is a bridge camera and it was shot at 600mm.

If you look at any photo in Smugmug there is a small circled I on the bottom right of the page and clicking that will show all the info for the photo you are looking at.

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Old 12-25-2018, 08:25 PM   #19
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Iím still leaning towards the Sony. Sigma makes an adapter that will allow use of Canon EF lenses, but thatís not my primary concern.


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Just got rid of my nikon. So just put my hands on a sony mirrorless at best buy. Just trying to figure out if it's worth the money between the a6000-6300-6500.

You can find the 6000 for fairly cheap compared to the others.

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Just got rid of my nikon. So just put my hands on a sony mirrorless at best buy. Just trying to figure out if it's worth the money between the a6000-6300-6500.

You can find the 6000 for fairly cheap compared to the others.

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All of them have been around for long enough that you could probably find a good deal on a used one.


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Old 12-26-2018, 08:09 AM   #21
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If you aren't in a huge hurry I would hold off just a bit as a new Sony aps-c model is suppose to be coming out in April. Will likely lower the price of the others when it does. I currently have Greentoe at $989 on the a6500 but will let it pass in anticipation of the new one.
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Its a little bigger than the Sony, but you have lens options if you want to go that route and its the Fuji XT-20. Its going to be better in low light situations than the pocketable type cameras. See pic below on at sunrise pic to give you a feel. I also have a Canon PowerShot G7X that is a real good pocketable camera that is solid in low light



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If you are into the latest and greatest then look at the new Nikon Z series mirror less camera. From what I am reading about it Siny should go back to making walkmans.

Good article on Nikon, Sony and Canon.

https://kenrockwell.com/tech/compari...full-frame.htm
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If you are into the latest and greatest then look at the new Nikon Z series mirror less camera. From what I am reading about it Siny should go back to making walkmans.

Good article on Nikon, Sony and Canon.

https://kenrockwell.com/tech/compari...full-frame.htm
Which of those brands mirrorless are you shooting?
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Check out the new stuff from Sony. New a6400 aps-c coming in Feb at a great price point with great new AF features. New features added with firmware update to the a9, a7iii and a7Riii.

FYI, Fred Miranda shoots Sony if that means anything.
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