Carry two DSLRs, what combination?


LBL2009

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If you carry two DSLRs for shooting to avoid changing lenses, one DSLR is an entry level 6mp camera and the other a higher level 12mp camera. The lenses are 18-55mm and 55-200mm. What would be the preferred combination?

6mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
12mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens

or

6mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens
12mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
 

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magicianhisoka

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id just suggest getting a 18-200 really.
 

Rashkae

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Doesn't matter, really.
 

watermaze

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Not much difference. All in one 18-200/250/270mm are actually not expensive and have decent IQ.
 

sinned79

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Unless it's a full frame and a crop
correct. u only see major difference (in terms of focal length + FOV) if u using one FF and one crop.

if both 6mp and 12mp is a crop body... unless you pixel peep into the photos, i dun see both got any difference.

like others said, u are better off using one cam and 18-200 so you dun need to switch lens.
 

Blur Shadow

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There is no difference really.
 

2evans

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If you need to crop, using the 12 Mp can possibly retain more detail.
 

Adnix

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If given only these 2 choices, my preferred choice will be:

6mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens
12mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens

Reason is that that changes of cropping will be higher when using the 18-55mm lens.
 

dingdongz

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I might prolly use this combi :

camera body (doesnt matter) with 30mm 1.4 or 50mm
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camera body (doesnt matter too) with a 18-200mm.
 

Daoyin

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I would spend the money on a faster lens instead of buying another camera. If it is going to be a camera, then it ought to be a potential master grade D700 fx camera.
 

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allenleonhart

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i second this... haha! why carry 2 cams if the range can be covered by 1 cam with an 18-200mm lens.
why dun just learn how to change lenses fast?:think:
i dunno but 6mp the resolution is way much smaller right?
 

LBL2009

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why dun just learn how to change lenses fast?:think:
i dunno but 6mp the resolution is way much smaller right?
It is not speed but the trouble of changing lenses when walking about shooting.

Yes, there are constraints with a 6mp D40 in post processing cropping, always need to think composition before pressing the shutter release. Narrow dynamic range is another factor, it limits how much I can save the highlight without underexposing shadow in a high contrast situation.
 

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If you carry two DSLRs for shooting to avoid changing lenses, one DSLR is an entry level 6mp camera and the other a higher level 12mp camera. The lenses are 18-55mm and 55-200mm. What would be the preferred combination?

6mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
12mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens

or

6mp DSLR + 55-200mm lens
12mp DSLR + 18-55mm lens
This is the best one i've read so far. I thought i'm crazy enough to carry two film cameras on my trips. One for black and white and one for colour! :thumbsup:
 

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