Advice on hybrids and resale


Link Posted 03/11/2013 - 14:10

I was looking for some advice regarding whether I would be making the right decision moving from my current K30 to a hybrid camera ( currently eyeing up the Fuji film finepix HS50 EXR).

I am a fairly amateur photographer and moved from a Sony hybrid to Pentax about four years ago and I am on my second Pentax SLR which is the K30. My main frustration with an SLR compared to a hybrid is needing to move from one lens to another which I don't really have time to do when using my camera (I usually have a wife and young child in tow) as it is mostly used for family shots and sight seeing when on holiday. i was thinking of selling my current camera and three lens (Pentax 18-55, 55-300 and 35 fixed) and I was wondering if anyone could advise a good place to sell them and also whether they was an obvious disadvantage of going back that I may have overlooked? Reviews of HS50 suggest the ability to still take raw images and use manual settings and overall suggest it is a very good camera.

Thanks for your help,



Link Posted 03/11/2013 - 14:15
Adam, you might want to consider just getting an 18-250 or if you can afford it 18-270 lens for your Pentax instead - the image quality even with this kind of superzoom will be far in excess of that available from the much smaller sensors of a bridge camera like the Fuji. If you went down this route, I'd suggest keeping the 35mm prime lens for special occasions, but I think if you sell your two zooms, possibly here on this forum, you should get a long way to paying for a good secondhand 18-250 lens.



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Link Posted 04/11/2013 - 12:22
Hi John, thanks for the sound advice. I think I will definitely look to replace the two lens with a 18-270mm rather than go for the hybrid.


Link Posted 06/11/2013 - 12:54
I'd back up 100% Jon's suggestion of a 18-250/270 & 35. I use one with my k-x and find it suits most of the time but when I want those extra special shots that I have more time to set up I put on the 35mm for extra quality. Although I have access to hubby's range of lenses I rarely find my self using them.
Sharon's: K-x, FA35/2, DA 18-250.Glen's: K10D, DA100 Macro, 55-300, Paragon 500, Silk Pro700 Tripod


Link Posted 06/11/2013 - 16:15
lynad wrote:
and also whether they was an obvious disadvantage of going back that I may have overlooked?

Much worse image quality, because of the diddly little sensors those cameras use. I don't like these all in one lenses very much, as they tend to be optically compromised, but a superzoom on your K30 will provide vastly better quality than a bridge camera, albeit in a bulkier package.


Link Posted 06/11/2013 - 16:19
Sue uses the 18-250mm extensively and produces excellent, crisp images. If she ever has to replace it then the 18-270mm will be the one.

Bridge cameras are much harder to use than DSLRs, so if you stick with one you will be better off in the long run.
Best regards, John
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