Before im into watches, i photograph quite a lot, with my Nikon DSLR, then i made the switch to Fuji X100 and later X100s for street photography and sold off all my dslr gears, includes the beloved 105mm macro lens.
I am still shooting mainly street photography and portraiture on and off, but only with my faithful X100s. I'm no longer a gearhead / novice tho, i resisted many temptation to upgrade or get an additional camera everytime a new model launched. Sometimes, i will complaint on its limited range, but overall i am very happy with the X100s for my street and travel, but i just feel limited to shoot portrait and watches.
After spending most of my funds on watches in 2015, i feel its time to slow down and re-channel my budget for something that combine my both passion in photography and horology.
So, here i am asking for your opinion for a camera / camera combo so that i can use it for occasion macro shot for my watches or to use it for portraiture.
- I am a bit reluctant to go back to DSLR, eventhough i understand that may be the best solution so that i can grab a dslr + macro lens + portrait lens, but no, its too heavy and not minimalist, i prefer to spend lesser than this.
- I prefer something small much like the X100s, but for portrait and macro, the only one that mentioned and i have an eye on is the Sigma Dp3 Quattro, besides the obvious problem with the Fovean sensor and battery life, i am not very sure about its macro capabilities, i do understand its not true macro, and many photography friends really talk me out about buying this.
So whats options i have left?
- Sony and Fuji is a possible solution, its smaller, but still big with its lenses, also again i dont prefer to spend that much.
Before you asked, my budget is around 1000-1500 USD, but im open for all suggestions.