So I'm currently in Sweden on vacation, and I brought along my 7D, 35mm f2, 24mm STM, and the 24-105mm L. I've learned quite quickly that I need to look into getting a smaller camera setup, at least for traveling. I have a ton of unused gear I could sell off that could fund a Fuji or M43 setup, but I'm not too sure if I should keep any of my Canon gear, or sell that too and get a better setup. Selling off all my unused stuff should get me around $800-$900 and I'll gladly throw out $100 of my own money (I'm young working part time at minimum wage so I'm not exactly rolling in the dough). That could get me an Olympus E-M1, Olympus 25mm f1.8, and an Olympus 17mm f1.8 (plus batteries). I've barely touched my 24-105 since I've been here so I've lived off the 35mm and 50mm FOV so that should be fine. One big and important thing I am looking for is better dynamic range. In sunlight I'm regularly losing both highlight and shadow details in my photos. I'm under exposing everything to prevent blow highlights, but then shadow noise creeps in, so I don't really feel like I have any good option.
If I sold all my Canon gear, that could get me a lot more, and enough for a Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji 23mm f2, and a Fuji 35mm f2 (plus batteries). But, if I sell all my canon gear, I lose my tele length with the 24-105mm that has come in handy on occasion, but only twice so far so I can probably live without it.
I'm having a very difficult time with this, because the olympus is very small and light, and probably better for skate photography (the only action I do), but the Fuji has better IQ, low light, DOF, etc. Plus it rangefinder-ish which I enjoy. But, it's bigger, heavier, and the lenses are much for expensive for the same aperture and FOV.
I shoot mostly architecture and street stuff, so I don't need the highest IQ or the most megapixels or anything. I shoot a lot of film on my Nikon FM2 which is manual everything so I'm used to not have a ton of features. I just want something that'll get the job done, and not get in my way while doing it.
If anyone's made the switch from DSLRs to M43 or Fuji I would love your input on this. Thanks!