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I thought I'd run this last the knowledgeable Hot UK deal folks. Travelling to New York then onto Orlando in October and want to take with me a decent camera. I used to have a Canon 550d but am lo… Read More
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11m, 2d agoPosted 11 months, 2 days ago
I thought I'd run this last the knowledgeable Hot UK deal folks.

Travelling to New York then onto Orlando in October and want to take with me a decent camera. I used to have a Canon 550d but am looking at something more compact yet still having the ability to change lenses. There will obviously be a lot of cityscape shooting in NYC but then moving onto landscapes when in Florida.

I'm strictly an amateur but I'm not a complete beginner and ultimately want something I can take decent shots with whilst I'm away but also help me get back into photography when home.

If you can help with lens choices that would be great.

My budget is around the £600 mark though I have some flexibility. The cheaper the better albeit I know that may not be an option. I'm not stuck on brand.

Thanks for reading.
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11m, 2d agoPosted 11 months, 2 days ago
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#1
you posted this in the wrong section
#2
How so?
#3
I it was me I would Go for something in the "Fuji-x" range powerful smart and perfect travel camera so many pros have this for travelling
#4
Fujifilm X-T10 best option with 27mm lens fits in ya top pocket looks great works great.
#5
Fett82
How so?


you posted it as a deal originally.
#6
Thanks guys I've been looking at the Fujis
#7
If I'm travelling or don't want to carry my "big" camera around then I take my Fuji X-E2 with me (recently upgraded from an X-E1 which seems equally as good photo quality wise but has the older slower processor in it).
You can get the slightly newer X-E2s from Fuji bundled with the amazing XF18-55mm F2.8-4 lens for £600 as a "refurb" , I think you still get a 12 month warranty (new for 750) ..
http://shop.fujifilm.co.uk/fujifilm-x-e2s-kit-xf18-55mm-lens-refurbished.html

Trouble with the Fuji kit is that you have to pay a lot if you want a (good) longer lens.. The 18-135 is around £450 as a refurb and they rarely have them in stock. There is a cheap 50-230 for around £150 refurb.. or try your luck on ebay.
The 35mm F2 prime is a stunner.. Around £250



Edited By: Crusty on Aug 18, 2016 17:50: a
#8
Brilliant crusty thank you! I will take a look
#9
Fett82
Brilliant crusty thank you! I will take a look
Lots of vids on youtube of course... A good comparison one here between the X-E2 X-T10 and X-T1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPJGeBq_r5I

I wouldn't discount the X-E1 if you can get one for a good price with a lens.. The only reason I got an X-E2 is because I managed to get a mint one on ebay for £220.The main improvement for me is the speed of the electronic viewfinder..The X-e1 can be a bit slow/laggy but the X-E2 is much improved.

Edited By: Crusty on Aug 18, 2016 20:42: a
#10
Finding it hard for places to have these in stock, do you rate the A6000 at all?
#11
Just took my Panasonic TZ 30 probably laughable at your stage but got some great shots and never knew I even had it.
#12
Fett82
Finding it hard for places to have these in stock, do you rate the A6000 at all?
I have no experience of the E mount Sony's (I have an A77 II which is a big lump) . There is a thread on misc (If you have not already seen it) for photo's and I doubt anyone would object to you asking the question... I'm sure a few pics have been posted with E mounts..

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/show-your-photos-2016-august-s-theme-suspension-2368450#comments

There is a monthly photo comp with varying themes.. You might spot one or two of mine..
#13
Crusty
Fett82
Finding it hard for places to have these in stock, do you rate the A6000 at all?
I have no experience of the E mount Sony's (I have an A77 II which is a big lump) . There is a thread on misc (If you have not already seen it) for photo's and I doubt anyone would object to you asking the question... I'm sure a few pics have been posted with E mounts..http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/show-your-photos-2016-august-s-theme-suspension-2368450#comments
There is a monthly photo comp with varying themes.. You might spot one or two of mine..
in that thread my pics are emount as are many of mikeyfives, not sure about other posters there
dont let them put you off X)
#14
If you don't mind buying your camera till you get out to the states, NYC has one of the best camera shops on the planet. Its call B&H Photo and they've got excellent stock and prices. Do your research beforehand about model and price and they might even be able to reserve for you to collect when you get there.
#15
Madferrit
If you don't mind buying your camera till you get out to the states, NYC has one of the best camera shops on the planet. Its call B&H Photo and they've got excellent stock and prices. Do your research beforehand about model and price and they might even be able to reserve for you to collect when you get there.
tbh with the weak pound you wont save much if anything and it wont have a uk warranty
#16
Thanks for the comments guys, crusty I will take a look at that thread thanks! I did think about the US buying option but ideally want to buy and try before I go away.
#17
Stuck to Fujifilm, but went for x-a2 instead. Budget changed for the worse but quite happy with this, refurbished but guaranteed. Thanks again!

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