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Your Primary Camera (Jan 2017)

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Poll Question: What do you regard as being your primary camera?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
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16 [24.62%]
6 [9.23%]
8 [12.31%]
8 [12.31%]
4 [6.15%]
7 [10.77%]
1 [1.54%]
1 [1.54%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [1.54%]
0 [0.00%]
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    Posted: 05 January 2017 at 13:36
Above are 13 options, with the Alpha selections arranged by how they came out in the last Primary Camera survey (Jan 2016).

Please indicate which group of those shown above your primary camera fits into (your primary camera is probably the one you would reach for most often for photography, but the actual choice of which camera you choose as your primary is entirely yours).

Note that available space on the line for options limits the descriptions that can be put down: because of this I have used ranges of model numbers where a complete list would not fit and where I say NEX3 or NEX5, I am including all the lettered variants.

Sometimes the dividing lines between categories can be a bit indistinct – I tried to use the number of dials to differentiate last year, but cameras such as the a68 and a6500 can end up muddying the waters; where there is a split, I have made it on type (DSLR, SLT or ICLE), size of sensor and whether the camera is ‘Premium’ or not (no criticism intended of non-premium cameras - some of our best photographers use them). I think I have most models covered in the descriptions, but if I have missed your camera out, please add it to the category that seems most appropriate to you and let us know the details in a posting (so if you really want to put that RD-175 down as your primary camera, it would probably fit best with the 5D/a100-a580 category as it was a sub-frame SLR based on a mid-range analogue body; but where you actually put it is up to you).

Note that you can only vote once in this poll!
So choose carefully...


This is part of a survey we run every once in a while to check on what the membership's cameras of choice are. It will stay open for about 3 months.

Another poll is open to let you specify your backup cameras (you can vote more than once in that one).


Edited by Bob J - 05 January 2017 at 13:58
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 13:53
My A6000 got the vote, 55.7% of my pics in 2016 were taken with this camera. More then my other three (backup) camera's together.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Twain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 14:05
Although I love my A900 I use my A7 more often (more lenses and I prefer the EVF for landscape what I primarily do).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 14:43
I am still voting a900/a850 as it does *most* of my shooting. However, I do also use an RX1 alongside it, not really as a backup status. For my personal work my primary camera is a Leica, but as *most* of my shooting by volume is professional, I have gone with what I use for that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jocelynne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 15:59
The majority of my work involves my A99I.

My A900 is my primary backup.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AutumnRose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 16:48
I have so many cameras to choose from, but I use my A900 the most. It's a balance of quality outcome and pleasure to use. I use all of my cameras because they each do one (or more) thing better than the others for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 18:59
I'm surprised my a65 is still going strong, even though I got it used with about 30k clicks on it and it must have passed the 100,000 clicks mark in my hands a while ago!

Mostly I use it for macro shots with burst shooting, and logging gps coordinates is very useful for keeping track of where I caught which bug or flower. If it gives up at some point soon, then my thinking is it will probably be replaced with another a65.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 19:46
Will not select. Split evenly between a7 and a6000. Vintage manual lenses and wonnerful shallow dof for still things and humans and an affordable range of lenses for almost all focal lengths. M for both because 1/60 is unusable. A step back from the A-cameras I had prior but in sync with the film cameras I'm also currently enjoying.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 20:11
My A5000 is getting the majority of use recently, but I still consider the A65 as the primary camera. The Maxxum 70 is getting neglected.
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Sony A5000 LA-EA1 16/2.8 16-50PZ Rokkor 45/2 58/1.4
Minolta Maxxum 70 24/2.8 28/2.8 50/1.7 85/2.8 100M 135/2.8 100-300D 100-400
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 20:33
I also refuse to select: α77 II probably gets the largest number of frames captures since it is my favourite camera to mount a telezoom to photograph birds (and occasionally also other telephoto subjects), while α7R II I probably carry more often since it is smaller and thus easier to carry around in daily basis. And it is no way uncommon that I carry both if I am going somewhere where photography is my main activity.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Biggator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2017 at 21:41
My A57 is the primary Body mainly due to the lenses and Auto-focus speed. But my Nex-6 is my primary travel camera, and we are going on the road an increasing amount of time. Should I find an affordable A6000-6300, the script would likely be flipped in short order.
Sony A57 & NEX-6 Sony 18-135/F3.5-5.6, Sigma 24mm Macro ll/F2.8,Minolta 70-210/F4, Minolta50/F1.7, Tamron 70-300/ F4-5.6 SP Di USD,E-mounts 18-55mm /F3.5-5.6 & 16mm/F2.8, 55-210mm/F4.5-6.3
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2017 at 07:56
My A77 is still the workhorse in the family even if it's starting to get a tad long in the tooth. Doubt I'll have any kinds of chance of updating it anytime soon unless I hex in a powerball win or similar!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote del23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2017 at 18:27
Rock solid A850! With that camera I make about 80% photos.
A850, MAF17-35f3.5G, MAF28-70f2.8G, MAF80f1.4G, MAF300f4G
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dschroed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2017 at 20:06
My workhorse at the moment is the a7r.
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