If you were building your camera system from scratch and had $4,000 to spend to get you started, what would be your choice?
Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from DPReview TV have quite different needs from their basic setups. And while the R6 is no doubt a phenomenal camera, that option does leave you very limited when it comes to lens choices, which, for some, will be the wrong way to make a decision.
For me, I would find the prospect of a 24-105mm f/4 a little upsetting; sure, it’s a great all-rounder, but personally, it’s not a lens that inspires creativity, and for that, I’d want to invest in a batch of primes. Sigma’s new 35mm f/1.4 for E-mount seems like a bargain (though you will have to be patient), which would be a good reason to lean towards Sony, maybe pairing it with an 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8, or perhaps even the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 if you want the bokeh and some money left over. Admittedly, I almost never shoot with a telephoto zoom, and anything around 70-200mm or equivalent is going to eat a huge chunk of your budget, which I can conveniently avoid when making my choices.
Alternatively, Fujifilm ticks all of the boxes and gives a much nicer shooting experience: compact, affordable primes and excellent image quality.
What would you choose? Let us know in the comments below.