Right now I have a few things that would be interesting to purchase, but as always I have to have priorities and be realistic in what I buy.
Pro level FX standard zoom
There are two choices here, either the excellent and tried and true Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 or the new Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC. The latter as had good initial reviews, and is the same or less than a used Nikon, plus adds stability. My aim is to have an excellent low light zoom, that can also be good with video. The only problem is that is a fairly expensive purchase.
Priority Rating 8 out of 10.
- Sony 16-50mm E mount collapsible zoom. This is the kit lens that comes with the NEX-6, and a collapsible zoom would make it very pocketable. No need for a Pentax Q or GF-3 when using this with the NEX 5n (see below).
Priority Rating 7 out of 10.
I'm always fascinated with mirrorless cameras, and there's starting to be some deals out there now. For $400, you can get a new one of the following:
- Panasonic GF-3 with the tiny 14-42mm collapsible power zoom. This quite a small camera and very useful. Add a 20mm f1.7 Panasonic lens, and this would be a great combination.
Priority Rating 5 out of 10.
- Pentax Q with 50mm equiv f1.9 lens. This is a truly tiny camera, and I reckon it would be great asa carry anywhere camera. Also, using it with a K mount adapter and a 50mm macro lens would create some close up stunning shots due to high pixel density, large depth of field and ultra sharp macro lenses. Priority Rating 6 out of 10.
- Nikon V1 with 10-30mm zoom. This camera has excellent AF and would be good for shooting kids. But really I have a D-SLR for that.
Priority Rating 4 out of 10.
|Nikon D600 with Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-4|