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09-02-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Do I get:

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K5iis + 18-135 wr

Or do I sell the Tammy 70-200 and get k5iis with 18-135 wr and fz1000?



i predominantly shoot sports, portraits and landscape.
I have sigma 10-20 and tamron 28-75 as my other lenses.

perspective is appreciated.

09-02-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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If you shoot sports and landscapes and portraits, I see no benefit to the 18-135 and the FZ1000 unless you do a bit of traveling or shooting in the rain.

I have a Tammy 70-200 and it is my go-to lens for portraits, and it performs well in sports with my k-3 (it's surprisingly quick to focus and track). I also have a 18-135 and while it is surprisingly versatile and sharp, I wouldn't get it if I had a 17-50 or 24/28-70/75 F2.8 lens. The extra 2 stops at 75mm is worth a lot to me for portraits and indoor shooting.
09-02-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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I was 18-135 for rainy days and general purpose travel lens.
it happened a lot this summer where I had to pack up as not to risk 70-200 getting wet.
09-02-2014, 05:33 PM   #4
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What operational improvements are you looking for, above what you have now?

09-02-2014, 06:25 PM   #5
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well I sold my K5 so i am not operational at all lol.

I love the idea of having a bridge camera like the Fz1000 or rx10 so that I can travel light.
At the same time I don't want to loose IQ or AF speed that a K3 with Tammy will provide.
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Get the K3 and look for a second hand 18-135, summer is 10 month away so plenty of time to get a FZ1000 later.
Just my two bobs worth.
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Sports is a big tent. Detailed requirements would help.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JayBee451 Quote
Get the K3 and look for a second hand 18-135, summer is 10 month away so plenty of time to get a FZ1000 later.
Just my two bobs worth.
I think I am convinced.
Lens hunting is half the fun sometimes....

I am going to hit up prodigital 2000 for a new k3 .. unless I can get a pricematch at Henrys or Vistek.

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QuoteOriginally posted by deadprez Quote
Do I get:
K3
K5iis + 18-135 wr
Or do I sell the Tammy 70-200 and get k5iis with 18-135 wr and fz1000?
i predominantly shoot sports, portraits and landscape.
I have sigma 10-20 and tamron 28-75 as my other lenses.
perspective is appreciated.
I have the 18-135 and the Tammy 70-200, I can't see an either/or scenario with them. The 18-135 is as versatile as they come, my most used lens. I haven't had the 70-200 as long but I find more use for it all the time. There's really not much overlap in the reason I put one on the camera instead of the other. If I'm at a soccer game, I would use the 70-200 to shoot action, maybe the 18-135 for crowd or venue shots. But if you don't use your 70-200, sell it. I had a DFA100 macro WR that was a fantastic lens, but I didn't use it, and I don't regret selling it. That money became part of my DA*300 a little later and I use it a lot more than the macro. A cheap Optec rain sleeve will let you take that 70-200 out in the rain, not as cool as WR, but it works.
QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
If you shoot sports and landscapes and portraits, I see no benefit to the 18-135 and the FZ1000 unless you do a bit of traveling or shooting in the rain.

I have a Tammy 70-200 and it is my go-to lens for portraits, and it performs well in sports with my k-3 (it's surprisingly quick to focus and track). I also have a 18-135 and while it is surprisingly versatile and sharp, I wouldn't get it if I had a 17-50 or 24/28-70/75 F2.8 lens. The extra 2 stops at 75mm is worth a lot to me for portraits and indoor shooting.
I agree, imagine if the 18-135 was 2.8!
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I have the 18-135 and the Tammy 70-200, I can't see an either/or scenario with them. The 18-135 is as versatile as they come, my most used lens. I haven't had the 70-200 as long but I find more use for it all the time. There's really not much overlap in the reason I put one on the camera instead of the other. If I'm at a soccer game, I would use the 70-200 to shoot action, maybe the 18-135 for crowd or venue shots. But if you don't use your 70-200, sell it. I had a DFA100 macro WR that was a fantastic lens, but I didn't use it, and I don't regret selling it. That money became part of my DA*300 a little later and I use it a lot more than the macro. A cheap Optec rain sleeve will let you take that 70-200 out in the rain, not as cool as WR, but it works.

I agree, imagine if the 18-135 was 2.8!
The only way I would sell the 70-200 is if I knew the fz1000 or rx10 could give me the same performance and IQ.
The 4k video with ability to pull 8mp frames sounds interesting although I am not sure the pictures will resolve the same.
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Like all new cameras the fz1000 is still close to headline price. If you are willing to wait 1 1/2 years you'll save several hundred dollars. As an example, the Fujifilm X-E1 was over US$1000 at release. Now it's only $500 brand new with full warranty. Look at K5II. Similar story. The FZ1000 will come down in price and in the meantime that Tamron is more than capable of fulfilling some of your telephoto needs.
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Thanks to all who pushed me over the edge.
I am now a proud owner of K3 body.
Purchased in Toronto at undisclosed location ( don't want to violate advertizing rules) for $1050 (body only)
Now I need my work day to end desperatly.
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