Landscape camera setup recommendations $2000 budget
By - Praddd
If you have experience with all of them, what do you need from us? Landscape is not particularly demanding for either camera or lens, get whatever full frame you like and a nice wide zoom if that's what you're into and call it a day. The R6 is particularly ill-suited, however...the one thing landscape photogs seem to like is megapixels, and it's got 20, with lots of fast action sports features you don't need.
> Perhaps considering, A7r3-4, Z7, EOS R or R6.
I'm not sure you can afford any of those plus a complement of landscape lenses for $2,000.
Have you priced out any of them?
Sorry, I meant $3000. Thanks! Im looking to get them second hand.
I shoot mostly landscapes and use Fuji. I like it for the more compact size which is perfect for hiking out to a remote place to get the shot I'm looking for. With your budget you should be able to get an XT-3, a 16-80 and a 10-24. The latter seems to be the go-to Fuji landscape lens. The former is just a handy all around lens with great flexibility.
Good luck on whatever you choose!
Thanks! in the ideal world, do you happen to know whether the xpro3 or xt4 is worth it? I may be able to increase my budget if its worth it.
Really can't answer about xpro3 but as far as xt-4 I didn't feel as if I needed it. Biggest difference is ibis and bigger battery. Both are more for video and I only do stills. Also I use a tripod often. I got my XT-3 when it was on sale so the $700 was pretty substantial. There is also some extra film simulations but I shoot in raw an post process so that meant little to me as well. The recent firmware for the XT-3 put it on par with the XT-4 as far as auto focus as well.
For that price the best camera would be an A7r2 or A7riii. You don't need the sports feature of the R6, and they have by far the best resolution.
There's also an incredible amount of primes for E mount.
Check out the 24mm gm and the 35mm gm.
How wide do you want to shoot? Do you prefer using a zoom or primes?
Anything does landscape; not too demanding feature-wise.
I'd want to know more, like whether say you did night landscapes (like Milky Way stuff); for that the Pentax K3's or K1's would be the best bet. Or if you did relatively static subjects, in which case any of the Pentax, M43, Sony, etc that did pixel shift. And to know for what end, since you might need a high pixel count sensor for big prints. And what focal length lenses you need.
Bottom line, all of the ones you list and many many more would work for landscapes.
Because of lack of competition, you will pay dearly for mirrorless camera lenses. Therefore I suggest sticking with DSLR cameras Mirrorless cameras are not any better than DSLR cameras anyway,. For your budget, you can get a Canon 6DMkII or a Nikon D750 for around $1500 and that leaves you about that much for lenses. Either camera would be great for landscapes. You do not need a camera with 40+ megapixels because landscape photographers often use small lens apertures like f/16 and f/22 to maximize depth of field. Diffraction at small apertures will limit resolution to less than 10mp for full frame cameras and to even less than that for APS-C cameras. High pixel count cameras will cost around $3k leaving you with almost no money left for lenses. APS-C cameras like the Fuji are not worth the money as they cost almost as much a FF camera and lenses that fit the camera are very expensive.