While shopping for a new digital camera system I was wondering what the total cost of ownership would be for a ~1000ish camera body + a kit including a wide-angle, a “normal” prime, and a telephoto zoom lens. Of course, there are many different factors that go into deciding which camera system to go with I think seeing down the road at what creating a good kit would cost was very important to me.
My methodology was to choose original manufacturer lenses with as close as I could find to 16-35mm, 50mm, and 70-300mm focal lengths because 1) its what I like to shoot with and 2) most of these focal lengths are available in every system. There are a few situations where third-party lenses or different focal lengths would be compelling options. For example, the well-liked Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 for Canon and Nikon APS-C cameras would shave off a few hundred dollars off the cost.
If anybody is wondering what system I chose, I went with the Fuji X-T1.
|Sony E FF|
|Sony a7||Sony 16-35mm f/4||Sony 55mm f/1.8||Sony SAL70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6||$4,350|
|Sony E – APS-C|
|<a href="http://www.amazon read this article.com/gp/product/B00I8BICCG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00I8BICCG&linkCode=as2&tag=mickschr-20&linkId=MFMI4S7CR4YJ6FYB”>Sony Alpha a6000||Sony 10-18mm f/4||Sony 35mm f/1.8||Sony 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3||$2,250|
|Fuji X APS-C|
|Fujifilm X-T1||Fujinon 10-24mm f/4||Fujinon 35mm f/1.4||Fujinon 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8||$3,050|
|Nikon FX FF|
|Nikon D610||Nikon 16-35mm f/4||Nikon 50mm f/1 kcsdceg.4||Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6||$3,750|
|Nikon DX APS-C|
|Nikon D7200||Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5||Nikon 35mm f/1.8||Nikon 55-200MM f/4-5.6||$2,250|
|Canon EF FF|
|Canon EOS 6D||Canon 16-35mm f/4||Canon 50mm f/1.4||Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6||$3,400|
|Canon EF APS-C|
|Canon EOS 70D||Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5||Canon 35mm f/2||Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6||$2,400|
|Micro Four Thirds|
|Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II||Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6||Olympus 25mm f/1.8||Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6||$2,250|