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Old November 12th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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Looking for the holy grail

Been thinking recently about picking up a compact sized camera to compliment my slrs. Currently shooting a 1D mkIII and a 20D gripped. I've been debating between the Eos m, the Sony rx100ii, and the a7.
First and foremost I want a fast focusing camera with good iq, and relatively small.
The Sony models interest me for their highly rated iq, and the Canon has good iq, interchangeable lenses but apparently poor focus speeds.
Would love to hear some opinions and experiences.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 08:06 AM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

If you are looking for fast focus forget about Canon........ I tried one out and would never buy one, at least the current version (which I believe was discontinued). Maybe a new version is on the way with some better spec's.

Sony appears to be kicking butt however in this realm from what I read.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

The M is still out there, I've heard the latest firmware made an improvement to AF speeds but I don't know for sure, lots of comments still that it's nowhere near where it should be. I consider it because of the discounts on it, it will use all my Canon glass, and the APS-C sized sensor.

Sony is really stepping it up recently in terms of sensors and IQ, so I am intrigued by them.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

You will need an adapter to use Canon EF glass........

I know there was a fire sale on the M lately, specualtion was that a newer version was on the horizon.

I think that rumor is still afloat.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

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Old November 13th, 2013, 03:55 AM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

That is a big quest i guess.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

I'm really looking hard at the RX100M2... any opinions?
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Old August 2nd, 2014, 07:35 PM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

Had the same need recently when going on an overseas trip . My 46mp Sigma SD1 & fancy lenses are much too heavy to lug everywhere but I needed to be able take high quality shots as I may never go back.

While debating the issue one of the guys in our local camera club rocked up with the Panasonic Lumix FZ70 with a zoom range of 20-1200mm. I was very skeptical of this camera so we went out and thoroughly tested it against the range of DSLR's we had.

It turned out that for 90% of the time the difference in qualitiy was barely noticeable when shooting in RAW and the ability to take high magnification handheld zoom shots was nothing short of brilliant. Next thing 5 of us had them and I took mine on a 30 day tour of Greece. I have found it an excellent supplement to my DSLRs and would recommend you check it out.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 01:49 PM
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Re: Looking for the holy grail

Well, I ended up getting the RX100 mkii which my wife fell in love with. She loves how easy it is to shoot and it's relative quickness. Which put me back to my original dilemma as I see the Sony on Mondays when she wants the photos off it. The photos are terrific given the size but I still wanted something better. ended up pulling the trigger on the Sony a7 with a FD adapter. Amazed at 2 things.... the IQ coming from the Sony, and how good the FD lenses really are.
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