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Your Primary Camera January 2018

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Poll Question: What do you regard as being your primary camera?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
40 [38.46%]
18 [17.31%]
6 [5.77%]
9 [8.65%]
8 [7.69%]
3 [2.88%]
1 [0.96%]
7 [6.73%]
5 [4.81%]
1 [0.96%]
3 [2.88%]
1 [0.96%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [0.96%]
1 [0.96%]
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    Posted: 23 February 2018 at 15:01
Above are 15 options, with the Alpha selections arranged by how they came out in the last Primary Camera survey (Jan 2017) with the exception of the a7 entries which are divided differently to last time and the addition with them of the a9, as that seemed a sensible place to put it.

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 – as with last year, I have made the division on type (DSLR, SLT or ICLE), size of sensor, whether the camera is ‘Premium’ or not (no criticism intended of non-premium cameras - some of our best photographers use them) and for the a7 variants, what generation they belong in. 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 and let us know the details in a posting. So:

if you get one of the (just announced) a7iii cameras or a (currently hypothetical) a7Siii to use as your primary camera, it should go in the "3rd gen full frame ICLE" category
or
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
while
the RD-3000 should probably go in as a Non-Alpha DSLR
(but where you actually put any of these 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.

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



Edited by Bob J - 27 February 2018 at 10:44
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2018 at 10:45
Now open for voting...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2018 at 18:41
My main camera is now the A7, since I got it late March last year it has taken over 50% of the pictures in my my LR catalog. 81% of those have been with manual lenses, so I consider it my "digital back"
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2018 at 20:25
My main camera varies, more so now more than ever. I got tired of waiting for the A77III and picked up an A580 and A850 just to satisfy my own curiosity as to which is better; they're my current main cameras.
BTW if anyone wanted to know what I think; the A850 is nicer to use but the A580 is a better performer. If Sony got around to a firmware update for the A850 (the a700 is on v. 4) I'm sure that would change.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2018 at 21:45
With most of my photography being landscapes and seascapes at the moment, I'm almost always shooting with an A7r on a tripod. That's made the move to an IBIS body less compelling, and 42MP isn't a significant jump from 36,
a7R, a77ii, QX100 | Minolta 17-35mm G, 20mm, 35-105mm O, 50mm M, 70-210 beercan, 85mm G, 100mm M, 300mm G | Sony 16-50mm, CZ16-80mm, 70-200mm G, 135mm f2.8 STF | Tokina 11-16mm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 March 2018 at 16:50
I have an A58, A900, and a 5D, plus lots of film cameras. The s/h A900 I got last year cost a lot more than the new A58 did in 2014, which replaced an A390 that was stolen.
Of all these cameras the A58 is by the far the most used, and the most useful. I like the A900 and want to use it more, but (slightly disappointingly) there are too many things the cheaper A58 does as well or much better, eg:

- smaller, lighter, and fits in bags where the A900 doesn't.
- much more battery life (at least 3x)
- EVF shows setting effect in real time
- focus peaking and magnify for MF lenses
- digital zoom which is useful on prime lenses (I like framing my pics as I take them)
- tilting LCD for low/high viewpoints
- built-in flash
- better low-light performance/sensitivity (but same DR)
- has natural ISO100, useful for fast lenses.
- takes SD cards (okay, so does the A900 with an adapter)
- quieter shutter with EFCS
- makes a good partner with the dinky DT lenses.
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 QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 March 2018 at 17:26
The little A5000 is still my main camera. It is currently in my inner coat pocket with the Sigma 60 F2.8 Art on it. I actually get quite good battery life with it. That's one reason not to replace it with a higher end model. I do miss the A58 battery life. The A68 does seem to last longer than the A65.

I haven't gotten used to the A68 controls yet. I wish it matched the A58/A65/A5000 controls more. Three of the thumb wheel directional clicks aren't able to be used. I find the A5000 easier to control even without the Fn button/menu. I am not a fan of the new customizable Fn menu either. Sony UI is getting worse.



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A6000 LA-EA1 6.5 16 20 30 50 60 16-50 18-55 55-210
600si: 20 24 28 50 100M 135 24-85 24-105 28-105 35-70 35-105 70-210 75-300 100-200
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Oz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 March 2018 at 22:53
Early days for this poll, but on current responses it seems that the memo about A-mount being dead was lost in the mail.

A99ii | A77ii + 10-20 | 16-105 | 24-70Z | 24-105D | 70-200G | 100-300 APO D | 70-400G | 20/2.8 | 28/2.8 | 35/1.8 | 50/1.4 | 135/2.8 | 300/4
A6500 + 10-18 | 16-70Z | 18-135 | 70-200/4G | 28/2
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2018 at 14:29
Originally posted by Atom Ant Oz Atom Ant Oz wrote:

Early days for this poll, but on current responses it seems that the memo about A-mount being dead was lost in the mail.



..but don't we use a lot of full-frame cameras!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 19:37
I sold my A5000, so I am back primarily in A-mount camp with the A68 at least temporarily.
A68 30M 35 50 60M 16-50 16-80 18-55 18-70 18-135 55-200 55-300
A6000 LA-EA1 6.5 16 20 30 50 60 16-50 18-55 55-210
600si: 20 24 28 50 100M 135 24-85 24-105 28-105 35-70 35-105 70-210 75-300 100-200
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Winwalloe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 20:22
Still using my a99 ; I'm surprised to see such share for a99/a99ii actually :)
See my webpage!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote morph1970 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 21:56
Originally posted by Winwalloe Winwalloe wrote:

Still using my a99 ; I'm surprised to see such share for a99/a99ii actually :)


I agree still use my A99 as well. I thought I was one of the few left lol. be interesting to see how the poll ends.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2018 at 22:03
It's the new kid on the block factor, next year the a77/a77ii/a77iii trifecta might take the lead back. I went back and looked at the past polls and here's the top three for each year that I could find (% of votes)

2017-a99/a99ii/HV (22.3%) a77/a77ii (18.1) a900/a850 (12.5)
2016-a77/a77ii (25.8) a99 (19.8) a900/a850 (10.2)
2015-a77/a77ii (29.0) a99 (17.9) a900/a850 (15.8)
2014-a77/a65 (22.5) a99 (21.3) a900/a850 (20.0)
2013-a77/a65 (25.9) a900/a850 (22.7) a99 (21.4)
2012-Missing
2011-a900/a850 (35.7) a700 (25.7) a350/300/200 (8.2)
2010-a700 (42.8) a900/850 (24.3) a200 (8.8)
2009-a700 (44.8) a900 (14.2) a200 (12.3)
2008-Missing
2007-a700 (30.7) a100 (23.4) KM 7D (22.2)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Oz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 March 2018 at 15:21
Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

It's the new kid on the block factor, next year the a77/a77ii/a77iii trifecta might take the lead back. I went back and looked at the past polls and here's the top three for each year that I could find (% of votes)

More than the new kid on the block factor - if that explained the results I'd expect to see E-mount on the podium at least once.
A99ii | A77ii + 10-20 | 16-105 | 24-70Z | 24-105D | 70-200G | 100-300 APO D | 70-400G | 20/2.8 | 28/2.8 | 35/1.8 | 50/1.4 | 135/2.8 | 300/4
A6500 + 10-18 | 16-70Z | 18-135 | 70-200/4G | 28/2
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