Kofoed

Roenne, Denmark

Based on the Danish island of Bornholm. / Shoots in RAW, process in Lightroom. / See also my website: www.keldkh.eu

Advice needed!

Well, some of you know how I had my good, old Panasonic FZ-50 stolen, how I’ve been struggling to get accustomed to my new Canon EOS 500D and how I miss a live-view in the viewfinder.
I’ve now shot more than 4,000 images with my Canon, and I just can’t stop thinking about the missing live-view, which, to me, really is a great advantage to digital photography.
I’ve been shooting at known places, like the beaches, as well as at new places. I’ve even started to shoot candids downtown, for which the Canon is very good at. But, I can’t help thinking, that some “expression” is lacking from my nature shots. Also, I seem to struggle a lot more to have the proper processing in my beloved Lightroom.

So, I’ve thought about some drastic changes, and I’d like to have your opinions. I’m sure this is the right place to ask, after all you know what you’re talking about.

Option 1:
I buy a Tamron zoom, 18-270mm for my EOS 500D, try to sell my Canan zoom, 18-135mm and live happily ever after with the missing live-view, but without the need for further lenses (although this seems to be impossible).

Option 2:
I try to sell the Canon and the Canon zoom, and buy a new Panasonic Lumix G2 with two zooms, a 14-42mm and a 45-200mm, and enjoy the live-view.

Option 3:
I try to sell the Canon and the Canon zoom, and buy a new Panasonic Lumix GH2 with one zoom, a 14-140mm, and enjoy the live-view. This is by far the most expensive option, but then I don’t need to change lenses.

Option 4:
I stick to the Canon and the Canon lens, and use it for shootings, for which this is best for, and buy a Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR with an amazing zoom range and live-view, and use this for my nature shots. Actually, this seems to be the cheapest option.

Now will you please tell me, which option you’d go for?

All the best
Keld

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