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  1. The 6dII is criticised for being crappy in low light. I haven't seen examples my self, but the 80d is a pretty new sensor and processor, so unless you for a Sony a7s or something I'm not sure if you can get something at a reasonable price in the Canon lineup. The 1dx2 is obviously great in low light, but 5K at least is not worth it. I'd expect the 5d4 would be an improvement, and a used one would probably be comparable in price to the 6d2, or you could always go for an EOS R...
  2. I wouldn't buy a Sony FF either, in fact holding one in my hands, I decided to go for a 4 year old used 5d3 instead. Maybe if Canon or Nikon get their act together, but still, I'm very happy with my dslr, I'd much rather just buy used 5d4s till I can't anymore, will save me money overall in the long run as well, dslr lenses are way too much cheaper now.
  3. My previous reply seems to have fallen on deaf ears, so let me reiterate, I have been into photography for the past 15 years, I have owned an a6000, a number of Canon dslrs and currently maintain a full Canon system with a secondary fuji xt2 system, after buying into it with the xt10 a couple of years ago, which would definitely be the only mirrorless system currently available I would ever buy, despite what the specs may suggest. The m50 is a great little camera, don't get me wrong, but, the value proposition offered by an entry level dslr, especially the 800d, which punches way above its weightclass, is not one to ignore. The 800d is more reliable, has more features than most will ever need, is more robust, its battery lasts longer and has native compatibility with the most extensive lens system ever created, working with all lenses made since 1987. The used market is littered with great options, going for much cheaper than the systems you are talking about. Whatsmore, it is really not that bigger than a mirrorless system. It is definitely what you should go with for those reasons.
  4. I remember the sony sending pictures to a phone through an app, but Sony has stopped servicing them as far as a I recall. For a beginner I'd recommend neither, for 95% of people looking for their first camera, the answer is either don't buy one or get a used Canon 800d with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6IS off ebay.
  5. Just use your phone. Even if you got something in the used market the only advantage would be interchangeable lenses due to how well phone cameras handle now in comparison with what's available from about 10 years ago. Also, shooting on your phone is easy, using a proper camera takes much more knowledge. Not enough you can't learn in the mean time, but just enough for it to make the cost benefit tilt towards the phone.
  6. Buy some 3rd party batteries and a charger that fits 2 of them. I only owned the thing briefly, but I remember the battery life was completely awful.
  7. A 50mm prime lens should give you better results for portraiture. A 35mm is a bit too wide and will result in distortion of the face's proportions etc. (Nose will appear bigger, face fatter etc. ) depending on where you are standing in relation to the subject. The best thing would probably be an 85mm, but at that point you might run into issues with getting the required framing given the effect of the camera's crop factor on the FOV. Be advised, while older D series lenses are great and will be much cheaper, you will have no AF functionality on your d3400 due to its lack of an in body AF motor.
  8. Those look like manual lenses so they would have no AF or electronic aperture control to lose. However there is another element to it, that is flange distance. You can adapt nikon glass to Canon bodies because the distance between the sensor and the lens is shorter for Canon than Nikon. You could fix the lens in front of the camera but the focus would be all wrong if at all useable. With mirrorless cameras that is possible because the lack of a mirror means they have much less distance between the sensor and lens rear element. I am not sure about this whatsoever, but if I were to hazzard a guess, given Nikon's F mount is of the ones that have a larger flange distance, I doubt you could adapt anything to it.
  9. I for the life of me can't figure why you'd go for the rx10 over the xt3!
  10. Yes I am Greek, I forgot my flickr was linked and was wondering how you realised, I was even reviewing what I wrote to determine if something gave me away, and Greeks do have quite big communities around the world that is true. Back to the subject at hand, a DSLR will certainly provide better value, and an m100 is not something I would consider really, very outdated hardware and very dinky as a camera, not at all nice to shoot with. The issue is that a DSLR is considerably larger than an m100.
  11. The short answer is yes, optics on mobile phones are quite limited, and so are the capabilities of the sensors which are quite smaller than most dedicated cameras. So in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing, even a 10 year old camera can get better results than most modern phones. But, on the other hand, if you don't know what you are doing, it won't. Modern camera phones employ software to get better quality pictures than a normal camera, frankly even a professional camera won't be that much better than a smartphone if at all. If you are willing put in the time and learn how to use a camera and edit photos, you will certainly get better results. Finally, a phone is something you always come with you, a camera is something extra you have to carry, and most people just don't. So Its entirely dependent on you.
  12. A used lens designed for aps-c of considerable quality will cost up to $300 depending on what you are looking for. A used 17-55mm 2.8 or 10-22 3.5-4.5 will be around $250 for instance, while a used tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 will cost well under $200. With the exception of the EF 40mm 2.8 panny and 50mm 1.8, there's a very small amount of EF glass that will cost similar money, and its damn near impossible to get equivalent FOVs given the crop factor or even a constant aperture. In short, a 17-50mm and 11-22mm, both very good lenses btw, will run you considerably less than even a used 16-35mm f/4, and will depreciate very little if at all over your ownership of them. In short, if you are buying good primes, it often makes sense to go for the FF glass, but FF zooms are not s practical for aps-c users, except the longer glass. So just buy a used 17-50mm or what not and if you ever do upgrade to a FF body, you can deal with it at that point. So long as you don't go crazy and buy 5-10 aps-c lenses you'll end up better in both the long and short run.
  13. Well you don't really need a 4k display, but do try to get soemthing with an i7 and 16gb of ram. The xps 15 is a great choice, the 9570 is a beast, but I would actually look at the lenovo x1 extreme instead. If you want something cheaper, look at asus or dell's g3/g5 line.
  14. 5 years is not that long in camera terms, especially between those 2, since they are techincally quite similar, although the d3500 is clearly the choice to make. OP at that market segment I tend to recommend people look at Canon, specifically for a used 800d due to its ability to use the entire EF lens lneup, unlike the Nikons whose lack of an in body AF motor precludes you from using the majority of affordable f mount lenses.