Close up MACROS of plants I like to photograph.
But, I never said I wouldn’t be getting another camera — ever. That would have been a stretch.
I will probably still use a camera in the foreseeable future.
The Pixel 4 is fine & fun BUT it has its limitations — even for what I do.
The key among these is the lack of a viewfinder and the absence of delicate, manual focusing. I need both of that for the pictures I like to take.
I also ‘resent’ the TINY sensor in phone cameras. This at least as a 1″ sensor. I can live with 1″.
I kind of like Panasonic. I had a Panasonic FZ1000 for over 6 (whole) months, 2015 to 2016. This camera has very similar specs, but in a much more compact form factor.
Looking through my posts I see that I considered its direct precursor, the ZS100, when it was announced. That is good.
I haven’t ordered one yet. Most likely get it from my friends at ‘Cardinal Camera‘. I trust them, and they always give me decent prices.
A picture taken in 2016
with my Panasonic FZ1000.
Check Category ‘Camera Notes’.
I agnozied about getting a bundle.
In the end I got it ONLY because it was from Cardinal Camera and I have bought cameras and bundles, with success, from them in the past.
All I wanted was the: camera, 24-105mm f/4 L ISM USM lens, the grip and the adapter. The bundle was STILL CHEAPER than these 4 items together and this was the ONLY WAY I could get all 4 as a kit/bundle.
The rest was FLUFF. I relented and kept the 128GB SD card. It is a Class I. I shoot Class 3.
I haven’t tried the flash or the spare battery. It charged, but I haven’t put it in the camera.
I gave most it to the 18-year old daughter who has my old Canon T3i.
I am fussy about what I use with my camera.
The Canon EOS RP body.
With the grip attached.
Comes with NO instructions. The original door has to be removed. I had to work it out. You can see it in front.
The grip definitely helps. Too small without it. Should be STANDARD.
The MOST important bits. My wrist straps. I do NOT use a neck strap. Getting these on was the hardest part.
With the ‘Expert Shield’ screen protector. Worked like a CHARM the second time around. No wonder they send you TWO.
With the Canon RF 24 – 105mm f/4 L IS USM lens attached.
Search ‘EOS RP’.
After much soul-searching I had decided that the Canon EOS RP, despite not having In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), is the best camera for I since all the lenses I plan to get have built in Image Stabilization (IS). I like the lenses that Canon has or plan to have over those available by Nikon for the Z6.
Right now I only ordered the RF (i.e., mirrorless mount) 24-105m f/4 L IS USM lens. People rave about it and it fits into my preference for zooms.
I ordered it, as a bundle, from Amazon — the bundle supplied by ‘Cardinal Camera‘. I have bought cameras and lenses from Cardinal in the past with good luck. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed.
I hadn’t actually planned to order today. I was going to wait until mid-week. Then I saw that it wasn’t 2-Day Prime. So, to be on the safe side I pulled the trigger.
The bundle comes with the EOS RP grip and the ‘EF-EOS R’ mount adapter. So, that is quite the deal. Good price.
I am NOT going to get many lenses this time around. At most 4, most likely 3. The next is going to be the affordable and highly-rated RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS.
Note both lenses have ‘IS’. This was the only reason I was able to justify getting the Canon EOS RP.
Check Category ‘Camera Notes’.