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Thanks everyone. So now to add another stupid question, im hearing a lot of rave about the a6000 would it be worth jumping ship from my d3300? Probably would break even selling my d3300. Specs look better but lens are in short supply. I just keep seeing a lot of hype about the mirror less.

I switched to an A6000 from a D7000 last winter and have been quite pleased with my decision. The best camera is the one you have with you most, and for me it is much easier to carry the a6000 around than my DSLR was. I didn't have a lot of Nikon lenses so it wasn't hard for me to switch. There is some limitations in the Sony e mount lineup so look into those before you jump ship, but overall I have been very happy!
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I have the kit lens and a nikkor 55-300 VR ED DX lens. If It is only a side grade ill stick with my d3300.
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best buy will price match any competitor BUT it has to be sold by that competitor. the lens linked is sold by a third party. to price match amazon the item must be shipped and sold by amazon
Oops, that's what I meant to say, they would only price match if it was an amazon item. I rushed and typed best buy instead.

Best Buy has always been good to me so I try to give them my business when I can. I buy enough that with the Reward Zone thing I get a longer return window which has saved me additional $$$ so many times.
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I have the kit lens and a nikkor 55-300 VR ED DX lens. If It is only a side grade ill stick with my d3300.

I'd say that would be dependent on what you mostly use your camera for. For me the biggest advantage is the size.
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Thanks everyone. So now to add another stupid question, im hearing a lot of rave about the a6000 would it be worth jumping ship from my d3300? Probably would break even selling my d3300. Specs look better but lens are in short supply. I just keep seeing a lot of hype about the mirror less.

I use both every day (joys of working in a camera shop redface.gif ) and from my experience the two cameras are pretty similar, the AF on the Sony is faster, however I've found it to be less accurate than the Nikon. Image quality is the same to my eye. If it was me, I would personally stick with the Nikon, it is easier to expand your system in the future, and the battery life on the Sony is poor by comparison. It is smaller though, but that advantage goes away if you ever want to use a telephoto lens.
    
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I agree with ppl above suggesting that there will be compromises either way.

The A6000 is a very very good MILC with some teething weaknesses - mainly in the AF department in not so well lit conditions.
Same for the A7 big brother series. AF is good, perhaps in line and occasionally better than with cheap DSLRs in good light outdoors, but for indoors / poor light, mid-range & Pro DSLRs are simply in a different league.

That is ofc with seasoned shooters operating the DSLRs that are good in selectively focusing and recomposing etc, or when judge is really picky. Many users are very very happy with their MILCs and believe there is little to no difference, others simply cannot see themselves using it for something other than video (where serious users only MF) or slow paced shoots where it doesn't really matter.

If you really want to spend time to learn MILCs, certain features like face detection, even face recognition and prioritization that the Sony system brings to the table can even out the field and in a few years from now most likely will be the leading way to do things and are ofc only available with mirrorless cameras.

Afaik I haven't spent enough time with the "gadget" side of Sony cameras to feel comfortable with them, so I use my Canon & Fuji systems in the "dump-ol-AF-n-recompose" way, and I think that's how I would be initially using a A6000 too.

I would stick with your DSLR for a bit longer.
The A6000 is a great camera, but I think something replacing it will be due soon.
I doubt we will see better IQ in a meaningful way, but I do believe the gadget features will get better and more mature. It might even get a sensor stabilization like its bigger brother, the A7R II.

Till then, focus into making more pictures thumb.gif
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Thanks gents took the advice and will be holding off. I need lens diversity anyways.
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This thread needs some more photos!

21791620505_9dd40be048_b.jpgBrighton-5 by Luke Wanden, on Flickr


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Check out the rest in my album smile.gif
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Thinking of getting one of those Holga 120N film cameras for a bit of fun, anyone here got one or anything similar?
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Thinking of getting one of those Holga 120N film cameras for a bit of fun, anyone here got one or anything similar?

Got a Lubitel 166B TLR, slightly better image quality (I think) but still in the cheap tier of 120 film cameras. I've only put one roll through it so far but it works fine, currently got half a roll of fuji superia left in it tongue.gif
     
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