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DSLR to Micro 4/3. Anybody made the switch and been happy?

 
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Mar 18, 2012 16:02 |  #256

dino8031 wrote in post #14107815 (external link)
Not only is the body size difference considerable, but lens size is also a huge factor in the weight and bulk of the total package.

Take a look at this shot, with an Oly 9-18 sandwiched between a 24-105 and a Sigma 17-50. I'm amazed at how tiny these things are.

BTW, it's a great little lens, one of the only m43 zooms worth owning. Plus, it's a joy to carry around.....

9-18mm is on my future purchase list. When I saw it in person it was almost impossibly small--noticeably smaller than even the collapsible kit zoom. But I'm not much of an UWA shooter so I consider the price about $200 too high. If it ever hits $500 or less I'll probably jump on it.




  
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Mar 18, 2012 17:34 |  #257

hahaha that is exactly why i ordered my em5 and 12mm 2.0, will probably get the 45mm also (the pana leica 25mm 1.4 is tempting also)

http://camerasize.com/​compact/#289.91,192.28​9,ha,t (external link) this is the em5 + 12mm vs 5d2+24-70 lol ,
Im not into wide angle, but getting the 12mm(24mm) b/c going be in close places and going to be in awesome landscapes, but need to pick either a standard or portrait lens to come with me


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Mar 18, 2012 17:47 |  #258

Already have the Panny 1.7/20mm. Was coveting the Voigtlander 0.95/25mm, but decided possibly MF would be a step backwards, and the Voitlander is not exactly cheap, more than the E-M5 body!


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Mar 19, 2012 22:18 |  #259

i wonder what would be the actual view of 12mm on the EM5? what's the crop factor?


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Mar 19, 2012 22:27 |  #260

EOS mE wrote in post #14116846 (external link)
i wonder what would be the actual view of 12mm on the EM5? what's the crop factor?

I think it's 2x meaning 24mm equivalent for ff


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Mar 19, 2012 22:28 |  #261

EOS mE wrote in post #14116846 (external link)
i wonder what would be the actual view of 12mm on the EM5? what's the crop factor?

Crop factor on the m4/3 cameras is 2x.




  
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Mar 19, 2012 22:58 |  #262

oh wow.. so in this case.. if i want wide.. i gotta find something like 9mm.

either way, i'd like to see more photos shot with EM5 with the 12-50mm lens and see if the IQ has more depth like the images i get from my 5D2.


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Mar 19, 2012 23:34 |  #263

The 12-50 will have almost exactly the same fov as Canon's 24-105. Very handy!
One really nice advantage of m4/3 is you can get the Samyang fisheye for about $300. It is supposed to be excellent, and of course lack of shallow DOF won't be a weakness in any way. An equivalent quality for FF canon is outrageously expensive, IMO.


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Mar 20, 2012 00:13 |  #264

wow... thanks Al. it's definitely making me drool over the EM5 that much more.


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Mar 20, 2012 04:51 |  #265

They have 14mm rokinon thats made for FF. should give you the equivelent


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Mar 20, 2012 04:58 |  #266

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They have 14mm rokinon thats made for FF. should give you the equivelent

I have it! It's a brilliant lens at any price, but it's not fisheye. That is actually just a re-branded Samyang, by the way. They do make a fisheye for APS-C sensors, but not for FF:(
I need to see of there is a way to convert rectilinear to fisheye in photoshop. Bound to have it, huh?


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Mar 20, 2012 07:24 |  #267

I know 12mm is equivalent to 24mm in full frame, but don't m43 cameras usually have in-camera distortion autocorrect? Which essentially crops out part of the picture? I wonder if 12mm is really equivalent to 28mm or something, which makes it not as good?


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Mar 20, 2012 07:49 as a reply to  @ bongEstrella's post |  #268

I've got the Panasonic 7-14mm zoom, it's great wide angle but you really have to be careful of the super wide angle distortion


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Mar 20, 2012 08:06 as a reply to  @ lannes's post |  #269

^ the 7-14mm is corrected for distortion in camera VERY well though. Like as well as the nikkor 14-24mm IMHO (having owned both). But yes, super wides do distort the scene if you're not careful.

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http://camerasize.com/​compact/#289.91,192.28​9,ha,t (external link) this is the em5 + 12mm vs 5d2+24-70 lol ,
Im not into wide angle, but getting the 12mm(24mm) b/c going be in close places and going to be in awesome landscapes, but need to pick either a standard or portrait lens to come with me

at least make it fair and use the "small" 24L!

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oh wow.. so in this case.. if i want wide.. i gotta find something like 9mm.

the 7-14 or 9-18 zooms are your answers. They're not cheap though.

The OMD has me re-thinking MFT again though... I had the GF1, it's high ISOs were terrible unfortunately but I LOVED the 20mm. The GX1 and OMD have me thinking though, even that a MFT body might be a adequate second body instead of a 7D....


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Mar 20, 2012 08:22 |  #270

that Oly OM-D EM-5 looks pretty impressive from what I have seen. IMO it looks like the strongest "smaller camera" candidate so far. Would the panasonic 20mm pancake work on the EM-5?


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