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that looks like a great little camera, if a little large in the body compared to other fixed-lenses. crazy zoom on that bitch... use the panoramic sweep on it yet? i was stoked with that on my nex.

for me i like using interchangeable lenses - get to use a fisheye and a 300mm zoom on the same camera, super fast 1.2s, leica someday, & get to use primes! and i already have a significant investment into canon glass so being able to use them on the nex with an adapter was a selling point for me also...

biggest thing for me was this: you'll only take shots with the camera you have WITH YOU and the dslr with L series glass is just a ridiculous amount of weight to add to a bc pack and i hate the lag on my point and shoots (they're not as nice as linville's tho) for action shots
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I use a chesty. So it's right in front of me. Yes, there is a weight and size disadvantage but it is not in my pack. I can bust it out quickly, get the shots, through it back in and go. I am surprised by how little having it on my chest bothers me.

I have to agree that the NEX camera's are great and you should get plenty of great shots with one. I may purchase one in the future, though the wife will probably kill me. I don't have any super crazy glass. A decent Telephoto and a wide angle that came with the camera kit.
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I've looked into them. I do like the super high frame rates. 18fps for most of them? That is ridiculous. The biggest problem is they do not have an optical view finder. Makes them great for shooting scenery and such. Action? Not nearly as good. I'll stick with the DSLR.
mine goes up to 10fps - i haven't heard of 18 yet, and although that would be so fast it'd be a pain in the ass deleting all the shit you didn't need it wouldn't surprise me to see someone has it.

with no mirror looking thru the lens optical vfs aren't possible with this tech. they use electronic view finders. i made sure to spring for the nex7 with the evf built in. no, its not an optical vf - but it does very well in snow. olympus em5 also has evf.

it is worth the weight savings alone to give these cameras a serious look, imo, even if you don't end up seeing one that is right for you, yet.
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The sweep panorama was one of the key features that led me to going with that camera.

I've loved it so far. I've had it for a little over a year. My parents bought it for me prior to our honeymoon in Kauai last year. We just got back from another trip from Kauai recently. I haven't started going through that batch of pics yet.
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i can carry the nex with a 16mm prime (+ fisheye or wideangle adapter) or the 18-55mm 2.8 in a lowepro lens case on the belt of my pack
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Dude, 10fps is absolutely firing. My D5100 shoots at 4fps and I get way too many photos. I shot over 500 frames on these two days. At 10fps, I would certainly be over 1k. Of course it's better to over shoot than miss the shot. You can always delete. It's a problem I am glad to deal with.

I've tried the electronic view finder thing an it sucks. I need some sort of optical view for framing the shot when shooting action is all.

One thing is for sure. Get the camera you are going to use. I do like those cameras and they certainly can work very well for what you are doing. Don't get me wrong. I'm just a crusty old fucker is all...
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yea, no 10 fps is ridiculous. i've been shooting some skateboarding lately - i don't think i was in enough light to push the camera all the way to 10 fps, i think i was closer to 6 but it was still totally enough to catch everything i wanted and more.

the evf sucks, i get it - it does compared to a optical. i do think sony has the best evf out right now tho, there is a sweet manual focus assist feature where it zooms in something like 4 or 10 times when you touch the focus ring so you can make your focus adjustments under magnification - really adds to the precision of the focus....evf just takes some getting used to, and dropping several pounds is worth it for me.

just keep an eye on these style of cameras. they're going to get better and better, the glass is cheaper than dslr and getting better and better as far as quality. evfs will keep getting better, etc.
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I agree that the new breed is pretty enticing. I'll probably pick on up in the next year or two. The small size is attractive and there are some days when I would rather not have the DSLR too. Super nice cameras no doubt.
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Nice!!

looks like some great snow.

hopefully you have a good year with a favorable snow pack and stability.

is that steve with the heavy duty green bay fan thing going? is he wearing the green and yellow boots too?
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Yes that is Steve rocking the Pack look. I don't think his boots are that color but to be honest I wasn't paying attention being blinded by his outfit.
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