The LX5 is a decent camera, as is the 7D.I use a Samsung phone for everyday snapshots taken on the fly.
I have a Panasonic lumix LX5 for when I want a high quality result to top the smartphone.
For macro and nature photography I use a Canon 7D with an assortment of lenses, 300mm f4, 100mm f2.8 macro, 200mm f2.8, 20mm f2.8, but I mostly use my 100mm IS macro and 300mm IS telephoto.
I have always preferred natural light so I very rarely use flash but do lug one about with me just in case.
A small lightweight Manfroto tripod for when I'm using a hide and for some macro work.
That pretty much covers all the bases for me so I'm never short on choices.
Another vote for Fuji mirrorless cameras. I bought an XE-3 for our travels - much more compact than a DSLR and the quality of photos is outstanding.Fuji X Series Mirrorless.. not cheap but the images are superb....
I started with an X Pro 1 (that I may sell at some point) but now I have an XT-2
Bridge I also think will do you well
I had the Canon SX60 which I loved, then in a fit of need to buy something I bought the Nikon Coolpix P900 which I really like
It has the equivalent of a 2000mm lens, which is awesome and costs around £500
XE-3 has some great reviews and a real head turner, much like the X100F. I put a red shutter button on mine and it looks the part.Another vote for Fuji mirrorless cameras. I bought an XE-3 for our travels - much more compact than a DSLR and the quality of photos is outstanding.
I bought mine with an 18-55 F2.8 zoom, which is brilliant, and picked up a 27mm pancake lens off ebay which is also brilliant - and tiny, making the body and lens small enough to go in a pocket. Perfect for evenings out, and it means I am much more likely to have my camera with me - after all, the best camera in the world is the one you have with you when you need it!
Totally auto or as creative as you want to be.
Also, if such things are important to you, it looks gorgeous - a bit like a 70's rangefinder.
I bought the SX70 for bird identification and it works better than my Hawke binos because of the reach. Nearly bought the P900 as well because of it’s even better reach and the excellent quality in good light, but held off because I read the P1000 was coming out. When it came out, I couldn’t get over the size of it.Identical to me. I have both those cameras. I love my P900. I am a bit of a birder, and for the purpose of identification, it's perfect.
Finally got round to listing the X Pro 1 for sale... I'm also selling my 60mm XF F2.4R Macro lens as I rarely use it.That’s a great price. You could try the X Pro locally, on Facebook first, there’s no fee to pay.
I’m so pleased with this camera that when the X-H2 comes out, I’m going to buy that. Rumour has it, it’ll have the same processor and AF as X-T3 but with in-body stabilisation. For handheld wildlife shots I need the extra stability.
Interested in how the lighter body paired to the heavier lens will balance. My 1dx is def heavy but the 500mm does feel balanced on it, as does the 70-200f2.8 mk11 which is just a brilliant lens.Having been a advanced amateur photographer since leaving school 50 yrs ago I have used many cameras but I settled on Canon EOS system when it first came out in film then Digital.
I can vouch for the argument about DSLRs being heavy, I used to have a 1DX with 500mm telephoto but I ended up in hospital having a Hernia repaired.
Currently using 1DX2 with lenses ranging from 16mm to 150x600mm zoom and I am now considering ditching the 1DX2 for the much lighter and more capable Canon R5 mirrorless as it has eye focus which works stunningly well for wildlife. I will keep the lenses though and use an adapter.
there has been much quality advice on this thread, and all I will say is think about what you want to take photos of be it travel/landscapes, portraits etc work out how much you want to spend and then research cameras and lenses that have been reviewed in magazines and utube. b&h is an American utube site that does lots of reviews. have a look at www.wexphitovideo.com for new prices and www.mpb.com for 2nd hand.
There is so much choice that i would suggest you buy 2nd hand first get your hand in and developed your skills before you feel the need to buy a new camera.
Just waiting to get my hands on the R5 and I will let you know. I expect it will feel puny compared to 1DX but thats the idea, reduced weight means no more Hernias.Interested in how the lighter body paired to the heavier lens will balance. My 1dx is def heavy but the 500mm does feel balanced on it, as does the 70-200f2.8 mk11 which is just a brilliant lens.
This is very trueOne last point, maybe the most important one. Cameras are like paintbrushes.
It's possible to take great photos on every one of the above camera types AND it's possible to take terrible photos on them all as well.
Great photos and terrible photos aren't about the camera I'm afraid, it's the photographer.
Buying Leonardo DaVinci's paintbrushes won't make you a good, or bad, painter.
Just waiting to get my hands on the R5 and I will let you know. I expect it will feel puny compared to 1DX but thats the idea, reduced weight means no more Hernias.
For holidays and trips I’ve a Canon EOS760D I like. I’ve had several in that Canon mid range as it’s evolved. I use it with a great walk around lens (18-85? Need to check) and for wildlife a 75-300 lens.Hi, I'm interested in suggestions as to what camera to buy After a fairly decent digital slr type thingy for general holiday photo's, as you may gather I'm not an expert & currently use my iphone. Help
We have a compact SLR type with a 40 times zooming with a very wide angle made by Fuji and my wife has svery small camera, also with 40x zoom but not so great on wide angle. We have used the former on a safari in Tanzania and got a useable image of a rhino at 1 mile distant using the digital zoom 2x. I use my iPhone a lot for taking stuff that acts reminders or for notes on such as I have today noted the data on the underside of a church router for the internet to see if we can improve it.Do you really need more than the SLR and an iPhone?
I decided ages ago that was enough for me.
But then I am a crap photographer.
Just been looking.We have a compact SLR type with a 40 times zooming with a very wide angle made by Fuji and my wife has svery small camera, also with 40x zoom but not so great on wide angle. We have used the former on a safari in Tanzania and got a useable image of a rhino at 1 mile distant using the digital zoom 2x. I use my iPhone a lot for taking stuff that acts reminders or for notes on such as I have today noted the data on the underside of a church router for the internet to see if we can improve it.
Cannot believe someone has got rid of an R5You just missed one on MPB like new £200 of new price.
I think you have to buy the lens and body within 3 months of each other so I may be just out, but I got the 24-105 for £1020 from uk camera club With the loyalty discount.Otter Spotter Canon is giving money back on the R5 and most RF lenses.