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    Posted: 06 December 2018 at 17:54
I just realized you are considering both the RX100 (28-100mm) and the RX100m3 (24-70mm). I had the RX100, but I sold it because I wanted something that started at 24mm instead of 28mm so I got the RX100m3.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ABDurbs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 December 2018 at 12:29
Originally posted by Aavo Aavo wrote:

It was just from my experience.

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It was just from my experience.
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Originally posted by Aavo Aavo wrote:

If you select what ever small camera, my opinion is, that EVF is needed when shooting in sunlight, surely in harsh light.

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Yes agree, but it adds to the cost. A camera is still going to be better than her other choice which is a phone camera. Both fail in sunlight, but one produces better images than the other   
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Originally posted by al al wrote:

The Olympus 14-42 pancake is like a ff 28-84, and the RX100m3 is like a ff 24-70. So the Sony is actually a little shorter than the Olympus.

I have no experience with the Olympus, but it looks like a good choice if you like their lens selection. Since your are considering the Olympus, have you thought about about the Sony A5100 e-mount? It's little smaller in size, but has a bigger sensor than the Olympus.


The RX100 is 28-100 equivalent, so a bit longer than the Mkiii and the Olympus and of course quite a bit less expensive. Unfortunately the A5100 is not available in my country, and I have also read that the 16-50 is not a particularly good lens. The A5***, A6*** (my personal choice) are all going to be a lot bigger than the RX100 and the Olympus, once a decent lens is added and my wife will not like that
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If you select what ever small camera, my opinion is, that EVF is needed when shooting in sunlight, surely in harsh light.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote al Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2018 at 18:34
The Olympus 14-42 pancake is like a ff 28-84, and the RX100m3 is like a ff 24-70. So the Sony is actually a little shorter than the Olympus.

I have no experience with the Olympus, but it looks like a good choice if you like their lens selection. Since your are considering the Olympus, have you thought about about the Sony A5100 e-mount? It's little smaller in size, but has a bigger sensor than the Olympus.
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OK been doing plenty research and consulting with my wife. She prefers the idea of a compact pocket camera, which is not complicated and not expensive. So I am now seriously considering an RX100 which is relatively inexpensive, RX100iii, Olympus TG5 or Olympus Pen e-pl9 with a 14-42mm pancake.

Value for money the RX100 makes a lot of sense, but I love the Pen E-PL9 looks and ICL option for later use. Obviously the Sony has a longer zoom which may be of more use.

Any further thoughts?

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Thanks Allan.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ABDurbs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2018 at 08:43
Thanks again Aavo.

Miranda I hear what you are saying re P&S, but I don't want to buy a P&S that is not going to be used again, like the basic Nikon's/Canon's/Sony's etc. I would rather spend a bit more on something that offers better quality, versatility and stabilization, which we are more likely to use in the future. I am still looking at all options though. Thanks for your input.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 14:47
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 14:40
Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Wife was booked in for a cruise with her mum and sister in-law earlier in the year and with that in mind I was fully set to get something like an 18-135 or 18-200 for her little A37 as I know she's just too "blonde" to handle lens changes...oh sweet whatever I hope she never sees this!
She's a full on auto shooter that haven't done a lens change in her life...or if I'm around to do the changes she'll do manual with focus peaking.



My mother used a Miranda Sensorex mechanical SLR with match-needle metering for most of her photographic life, but finds them far too heavy to handle now. She has a little Nikon P&S and takes nice picutres with it. But she always knew how (and where) to take good pictures. She absolutely needs opto stabilisaiton now with the tremor in her hands, but she's still taking pictures (and using them to make her own Birthday cards) at 88. So even those who know how to use the dials can benefit from a P&S camera ...
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A58, 5d, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 10:39
If you have a6500 in the mind, then just for remark about my opinions:

1) The best aps-c fast prime is Sony 24/1,8ZA. It is expensive lens for seldom use, but if you are prime person and 36mm FF is great FL for you, take it, despite it is more than 5 years old model now. My best ever lens on SLR/DSLR/E-mount cameras with very small MFD and not so bad 1/4 max magnif. IBIS needed.

2) The best zoom after seeking lot is 18-135/3,5-5,6 OSS. I have replaced all before used lenses - a-mount 16-80, e-mount 18-55, 16-50 and 18-105. It is not too large, with good FL interval, with great colors and sharp enough for lot of aplications even from wide open. At F5,6 it can consideded as zoom with constant aperure, if there is enough light to shooting so.

3) The best "front cap" is Sony E 20/2,8. When the combo smallest size is obligatory, this lens is the best, including smartly designed hood. There is only few to miss, if to compared with Sigma 19/2,8, but lot to win. Nice to have IBIS.

4) I still keep Sigma E 60/2,8, despite I use it rarely. It is great small lens sharp from wide open - the best from Sigma series 19/2,8, 30/2,8 and 60/2,8. Surely IBIS needed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ABDurbs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 October 2018 at 09:05
Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Wife was booked in for a cruise with her mum and sister in-law earlier in the year and with that in mind I was fully set to get something like an 18-135 or 18-200 for her little A37 as I know she's just too "blonde" to handle lens changes...oh sweet whatever I hope she never sees this!
She's a full on auto shooter that haven't done a lens change in her life...or if I'm around to do the changes she'll do manual with focus peaking.

You better start running for the hills   
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