I think you chose wisely - and Luke did help. My take is easy to illustrate:I was seriously looking at a FZ1000. Oddly, this lead to the purchase of the XF 27 2.8 for the XE3 and the Samyang 35 2.8 for the A7. That’s the last time I ask Luke for advice.
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That's good to know. I like the A7 body but the Rokinon 50 1.4 is really big and heavy. I admit I didn't use the A7 much initially because I was so appalled by the size of such a "normal" lens. I've gone back and forth quite a bit about buying the Samyang. It is funny, however, that I bought two lenses of similar focal length for two different formats. I should learn from the fact that I seem to be buying the same camera over and over again.I think you chose wisely - and Luke did help. My take is easy to illustrate:
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Small lenses are a boon - and good as the FZ1000 basically is, its portablility is, shall we say, limited; put differently, I generally pick up a FF camera with nice glass whenever I'm fine with that kind of size (at the moment, that means the Z 6 with 24-70mm). But for walk-around shooting, I usually take something smaller - the A7 II represents a kind of upper limit there. In short, I wouldn't use the FZ1000 as an EDC.
The X-E3, on the other hand, would certainly fit that purpose - and the A7 might, too.
The Samyang 35mm f/2.8 is my most used lens on the A7 II, giving me a really compact FF package with my favourite FoV, sufficiently good AF and very nice IQ. And the A7 is even smaller ...
Still, the FZ1000 will probably survive all forthcoming purges because it's so useful - and so cheap; it's a "no worries" camera in all respects but low light.
I should learn from the fact that I seem to be buying the same camera over and over again.
I've been through this with the X-Pro2. First having sold one when I had a pair of them because I thought I wanted to go back to the X-T1. Then having sold one when I thought I needed a X-T2. Now I've sold a bunch of bodies and landed back with the X-Pro2. This time to stay.Likewise. There are several cameras of which I have owned more than one copy. I have gone back and forth between m4/3 and Fuji a couple of times. Each has its appeal.
I peek at Fuji every now and then. The new 16-80 WR may be a game changer. I could possibly see myself in the future with an X-T2 and a 16-80. I have other financial priorities than camera gear right now, but that is a combination I may rent later in 2019. We just had to fork over a chunk of cash for some home maintenance, so camera gear changes will have to wait a while.I've been through this with the X-Pro2. First having sold one when I had a pair of them because I thought I wanted to go back to the X-T1. Then having sold one when I thought I needed a X-T2. Now I've sold a bunch of bodies and landed back with the X-Pro2. This time to stay.
I thought that's what I did on this thread LOL!Wait, you got a G9 and didn’t tell us? I feel so hurt.