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Rupert Rudd is off-line
27 August 2014 11:49
RupertRudd
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East Yorkshire
Hull

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.
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Neil Anderson is off-line
27 August 2014 12:32
stolenfaces
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stolenfaces
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London
West London

Quote from 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....
Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild he'll never need to deal another...


Matthew G is off-line
27 August 2014 12:51
MG
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MG
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Warwickshire


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...


Steve Arnold is off-line
27 August 2014 14:39
stevarnol
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stevarnol
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Lincolnshire
Scartho

Canon 6d


scubie is off-lineSilver Member
27 August 2014 15:27
scubie
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scubie
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worthing



Quote 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


Allan Marshall is off-line
27 August 2014 17:32
raven60
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raven60
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Buckinghamshire
High Wycombe

Money no object then the Canon 1DX a superb camera..


Andy_B is off-lineSilver Member
27 August 2014 20:25
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London

It absolutely depends on the combination of things he's going to do with the camera.

I'd also base the decision on camera + first three lenses. Even if he just went with a kit lens in the beginning, it's worthwhile costing up the next few choices... what portrait? what fast street prime? what wide angle zoom? There are some great new systems out there but they fall down because they lack lens coverage in one of these categories - or you find that lenses are too expensive.

Personally I'm growing tired of Canon. I don't think they're innovating that much at the moment, I think they're just trying to hang on to the remains of the DSLR market. They have some excellent lenses - but their lens costs are starting to get out of control. This is why your friend needs to look at the costs of second, third, fourth lens - because the camera body / kit lens is usually a loss leader to get you into the system.

For DSLRs, I'd probably go Nikon if I were buying now. Nicer and more cost effective flash system, better and more cost effective prime lenses. Sensible prices for pro zooms.

I think the Sony DSLR system is on borrowed time. I'd expect Sony to put more time into mirrorless in the future - I really wouldn't buy into their DSLRs now.

Personally I think mirrorless is the future and I'd go for one of them. Myself, I've bought a Sony a7r and I'm moving off Canon.

The Sony mirrorless cameras are great, the lenses less good. Sony is beating Canon when it comes to full-sensor video, and cameras like the a7r are up with Nikon's D810 for sharpness. The Sony full frame mirrorless lineup has two great prime lenses - for now you need to look elsewhere if you need more flexibility.

If I were your friend I would also seriously look at the Fuji mirrorless range. They're not full frame - but Fuji have such a great range of fast lenses you can pretty much get all the depth of field control and sharpness you need on the smaller sensor. The camera bodies are great too.








Tempus Fugit is off-lineSilver Member
28 August 2014 01:27
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Razoir is off-line
28 August 2014 07:14
JeromeRazoir
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JeromeRazoir
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Devon
Crediton

Mifsuds in Brixham for second hand Canon or Nikon. I am a Nikon user and prefer them but the advice about how it feels in your hand is spot on.
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