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    Way to much free time for my own good
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  1. For 200US you get nothing worth buying. I’d say a Sony RX100 mark iii or later model from what you describe your usecases. The D500 and D7500 reccomended above are great, but expensive and large and doesn’t sound like the right fit for you. The RX100 does though however. It can be found for $500-600. I would not consider it much worth getting a cheaper model as it will not improve much over your phone unless you go for an entry level dslr but if you do that it gets a lot bigger and you lose a lot of optical quality as the kit lenses are not as sharp as the internal of the RX100.
  2. Rate the Photo Above you

    Not to be rude, but why post it here then if it was just a mediocre snapshot? I mean don’t you want feedback on some work you actually gave some thought into and tried to make the best of. I may take 50 images and maybe just two out of those reach a point or are good enough that I post them somwhere or print them. At least in my mind this thread is to post some images you take that you have thought about and want some constructive feedback on how to improve the image, or at least discuss why it turned out how it did or what te thought process where if you planned to go for a certain look. I may be wrong but it seems like you went all defensive when you got some feedback on the shot. Just my thoughts.
  3. Which one ?

    I belive the XT2 would make you really happy. See if you can find a used one and you could maybe get two lenses. The XT-20 is said to be very good too. Only real option on the Sony would be the A6300 and the 18-105 f/4 lens or two cheaper primes like the samyang 12mm f/2 and the sigma 30mm f/1.4
  4. Rate the Photo Above you

    Pretty good shot, 6/10 but its nothing special. I mean it is a good shot of the moon, but to really make it pop you would need to make something special with it in my mind. Heres mine from a recent sport climbing trip to spain.
  5. I’d probably get a Fujifilm XT-20 for something like this if budget allows. It will be small enough to be easy to carry with you everywhere and fujis small pancake lenses would also keep it small and light. Think about it like how journalists photographers back in the day that shot wars and conflicts using small Leica M’s and small pancake lenses. The metal body can take a beating and its so small and light that it wont be in the way for you. Dont know if you planned to use the camera while working or just when you are not, but eitherway I’d think the XT-20 is a perfect option. I’ve been to italy and if you are going to a larger city a small camera is really beneficial. Much easier to get around with and not drawing as much attention in the small alleys for example.
  6. 35mm e-mount recommendations

    If size is not an issue the Sigma ART is what I would get. Good performance for a very fair price. If size is more important but you want a shallow dof the Sony Distagon it is. If you need a really small and compact walk around lens and shallow dof is not as important then get the Samyang. Thats basically how I would go about it. Think about how you will use it and then it will be a lot easier to decide.
  7. Intro to DSLR/Mirrorless

    Its the same lens. Just a rebrand thing. No clue why they do it that way but the lenses are called different in different parts of the world or on differenet markets. But it is still the same damn lens. You can use aps-c lenses as you say on a sony FE but most will have so much vignette that you need to use the crop function built in and then you just get like 10-12 usable MP, thats the biggest drawback. If going FF then invest in FF glass from the start. And the Sigma art series exists for Sony FE now as you say, and they are very well priced primes. I’m going to buy the 24mm f/1.4 myself when I get my pay (after a lot of 12hour shifts, gonna be rich haha). It will be like an 35mm on my a6000 and work perfectly once I get an A7 series body. Remember the Sony version of a lens like Sigmas primes cost at least twice as much.
  8. Intro to DSLR/Mirrorless

    The new Tamron 28-70 f/2.8 is under 1000us and is a Sony FE mount. Would go great together with an A7ii or any A7 body really. Costs 800US I belive. If you need to go cheaper a used 24-105 or 24-70 f/4 is the only good option imo as I don’t think the 28-70 f3.5-5.6 is worth it. Wide angle lens the Samyang 14 f/2.8 is good. The MF version can be found used often for 200-300US, new it goes for ~400us if I remember right. And btw about the A6300 vs A6500 the sensor stabalizstion is not worth almost twice the price for you as almost all you shoot could be used with a tripod. I would only get the A6500 over a A6300 if you shoot a lot of action sports or tons of portraits with shallow dof lenses.
  9. Agree with you. He could get a D750 if he gets a good used deal. (1000€ ish)
  10. Intro to DSLR/Mirrorless

    Since you rarley do video or action sports an used A7ii (or new) seems like a more fitting option. Or the A6300 since th benefits of the A6500 is mainly focused on video and action sports photography. Lens wise you probably want a wide angle or a good normal zoom. If you get a a6xxx series body get the 18-105 f/4 for a go to ”kit lens”. And then use that untill you know what other lens you need. If going with the A7ii the 24-105 f/4 is an amazing lens that is very versatile. If too expensive the 24-70 zeiss f4 is pretty good too. Speciality lenses you need will you get a much better feel of when you have used a normal zoom lens for a while.
  11. Camera

    Never go Nikon if you plan on shooting video mainly. Buy Canon, Sony or Panasonic if video is your main interest.
  12. Considering a big boy camera

    Imo the A6000 is very good for images if you need a small and capable camera. I got mine for under 400€ new about a year or so ago, which is a fair deal. However if video is in focus I’d stay away from it and get at least the A6300. The a6000 lacks many video features and mainly a mic input. Used a6300 can be found for 600-700€ which is a smarter option if going video. However with his budget I think a Sony system may not be worth it as you need to invest into some lenses which are relativly expensive. 18-105 is a good starter lens but goes for 400€.
  13. Why Canon body? Is it because you can borrow Canon lenses and in that case what lenses can you borrow? Really if shooting paintball you would want a body that is quite durable. So I’d say on the Canon side to look for a 80D or maybe a used 6D as these are quite cheap for what it is, however lacks some in AF. If not going Canon a Sony A6300 is small and relativly durable and on the Nikon side a D610 can be found used for a good price or a D7200 can also be found used for good prices. For lenses I’d want a 70-200 and a 24-70 (FF equivilent) or an 16-35 for shooting paintball.
  14. Nikon B700 Lens Hood Project

    You can just buy one off amazon, no need to make one yourself. Just google ”B700 lens hood”.
  15. Tbh not worth getting a 100-200US phone unless the one you have is completley dead. And its always better to save some more to get something a little better. I doubt you get much of a phone for 200US that is better than what you have, even used. Odds is that it will be obsolete in a short time and then you kinda wasted money. Phones is really one thing that lose its value fast and a few gens back is very slow compared to the current gen. Just compare say an iPhone 6 vs an iPhone 8