Full Frame Camera

19 posts
24 Aug 2014
pinkbuildingphotography
Photographer
pinkbuilding..
A friend has asked for advice on a full frame camera.  He has not expressed any preference on brand etc.

Please can anyone let me know the pro's and con's of the main ones.  Nikon, Canon or Sony (or any other brands that do them Pentax don't however Olympus etc may do.)

I do not know this person's skill level as I know him through my other hobby of sea kayaking. 

Please also let me know if you would recomend the camera to your friends, family etc.

I am assuming that he will be using the camera for landscapes, portraites etc.  I am assuming that he will not be taking it Kayaking. 

Cheers

David

P.S. I have told him to get to a camera shop and find which one he likes when he handles them)
Posted 24 Aug 2014
Edited by pinkbuildingphotography 24 Aug 2014
mph
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mph
MONEY!!!

Nikon D610
Canon 6D

but if money is no object.............

Of course there is the Sony A7 models  if he wants something smaller (and not mainstream)

See

http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/roundups/camera/515817/1/best-full-frame-dslrs-2014.html
Posted 24 Aug 2014
Edited by mph 24 Aug 2014
pinkbuildingphotography
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pinkbuilding..
Thanks

Posted 24 Aug 2014
marlhamphoto
Photographer
marlhamphoto
If there's a chance he's going to be using it from his kayak then he needs to be aware that he'll lose some of the reach he's accustomed to getting from his current lenses.

Posted 24 Aug 2014
pinkbuildingphotography
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pinkbuilding..
marlhamphoto

If there's a chance he's going to be using it from his kayak then he needs to be aware that he'll lose some of the reach he's accustomed to getting from his current lenses.


I would be very surprised.  Looking at the costs Ithink it  would be madness to take an SLR on a sea kayak.  

However I have heard of people do.  I wouldn't
Posted 24 Aug 2014
marlhamphoto
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marlhamphoto
pinkbuildingphotography

I would be very surprised.  Looking at the costs Ithink it  would be madness to take an SLR on a sea kayak.  

However I have heard of people do.  I wouldn't

I'm one of the mad ones
Posted 24 Aug 2014
pinkbuildingphotography
Photographer
pinkbuilding..
marlhamphoto

I'm one of the mad ones


Brave, maybe.  I could not think about risking my dlr  by taking it to sea.

I could not afford to replace it.



Posted 24 Aug 2014
Edited by pinkbuildingphotography 24 Aug 2014
riddell
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riddell

Canon or Nikon are the serious contendors, and he can of course buy a waterproof housing for both.



Posted 26 Aug 2014
paule
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paule
has to be loads of 2nd hand, from decent outlets, available now... Greys had loads of D800's on offer.. I bought a low shutter D3 from them recently and it's VG...

D610 for a Nikon has to be worth a look... maybe even the rumoured D750 if he can wait a little longer..

Posted 26 Aug 2014
TheCherryOrchard
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TheCherryOrc..
I went from a Canon 500D to a Canon 6D & the full frame is better but I spent months researching & deciding which camera to upgrade too. There were other contenders on the day of purchase such as the Canon 5D MK3. The cropped factor on the 500D renders a 70-200mm lens something like 100-320mm but I got used to the full frame almost at once & a full frame captures more of everything.

Posted 27 Aug 2014
RupertRudd
Photographer
RupertRudd
A look at http://wet-and-wild.co.uk/ and a telephone chat with Wetandwild here in Hull might be fruitful. They take hundreds of pictures from kayaks. They have kit and ideas for taking cameras safely in their kayaks and the limitations of size etc. They organise kayaking photo trips and just happen to be nice people. I have no commercial relationship with them.

Posted 27 Aug 2014
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
RupertRudd
A look at http://wet-and-wild.co.uk/ and a telephone chat with Wetandwild here in Hull might be fruitful. They take hundreds of pictures from kayaks. They have kit and ideas for taking cameras safely in their kayaks and the limitations of size etc. They organise kayaking photo trips and just happen to be nice people. I have no commercial relationship with them.
I think (as the heading implies) he is asking about recommendations of full frame cameras not photographing from kayaks....
Posted 27 Aug 2014
MG
Photographer
MG
IMO The two main reasons why a full frame camera is superior is far greater control of depth of field and the lower noise that higher iso produces. They are both things that most people seem to overlook when considering whether to buy one...

Posted 27 Aug 2014
stevarnol
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stevarnol
Canon 6d


Posted 27 Aug 2014
scubie
Photographer
scubie


P.S. I have told him to get to a camera shop and find which one he likes when he handles them)


And some idea of how much he wants to spend,   Most important!!
    Doug
Posted 27 Aug 2014
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