Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 23 Feb 2012 (Thursday) 19:59
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

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

 
Mookalafalas
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,112 posts
Gallery: 51 photos
Likes: 464
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Southern Taiwan
     
Mar 22, 2012 19:34 |  #316

Is that sarcasm, Tommy? Can't really tell..

I've been a student or a teacher most of my adult life, and am used to taking a backpack around with me everywhere, so I don't really mind a fair amount of gear. I ride around on a scooter, too, which has a platform where you can put your feet. I can sit a backpack on that with full on SLR gear, and just sling it on when I stop somewhere to shoot. If I had a regular office type life, though, I think I would go ahead and make the change. It was amazing putting the GX1 in one jacket pocket and an extra lens in another pocket and going out to shoot!


Call me Al Gear Flickr (external link)
You don’t have to have a great lens to take great pictures—but it sure helps. –Ben Long

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Tommydigi
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,611 posts
Gallery: 51 photos
Likes: 502
Joined May 2010
Location: Chicago
     
Mar 22, 2012 20:21 |  #317

Is that sarcasm, Tommy? Can't really tell..

Yes, never really translates well on a forum or text. It just seems from peoples experiences that many are let down from what 4/3 delivers.


Website (external link) | Flickr (external link) | Instagram (external link)
Canon 5DII • 7DII • G7XII • 24LII • 50L • 100L • 135L • 40 STM • 16-35L F4 IS • 100-400L II • 600EX II • 270 EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mookalafalas
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,112 posts
Gallery: 51 photos
Likes: 464
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Southern Taiwan
     
Mar 22, 2012 20:48 |  #318

Tommydigi wrote in post #14135924 (external link)
Yes, never really translates well on a forum or text. It just seems from peoples experiences that many are let down from what 4/3 delivers.

Yeah, I wasn't as excited about my 4/3s shots, but then I look at some of the threads and see a lot of excellent, excellent work. I'll bet it's good discipline to just use that style and stop leaning on bokeh and such to make shots more interesting...


Call me Al Gear Flickr (external link)
You don’t have to have a great lens to take great pictures—but it sure helps. –Ben Long

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Tommydigi
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,611 posts
Gallery: 51 photos
Likes: 502
Joined May 2010
Location: Chicago
     
Mar 22, 2012 20:50 |  #319

Yep always more about the person behind the camera, I need all the help I can get. :-}


Website (external link) | Flickr (external link) | Instagram (external link)
Canon 5DII • 7DII • G7XII • 24LII • 50L • 100L • 135L • 40 STM • 16-35L F4 IS • 100-400L II • 600EX II • 270 EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Yohan ­ Pamudji
Goldmember
Avatar
2,994 posts
Joined Jun 2007
Location: Mississippi
     
Mar 22, 2012 21:25 |  #320

Tommydigi wrote in post #14135924 (external link)
Yes, never really translates well on a forum or text. It just seems from peoples experiences that many are let down from what 4/3 delivers.

That's why you do the research and make an educated decision. I knew the limitations going in and have been very happy with m4/3. Every system is a conscious compromise of some sort, and you have to want the pros and not mind the cons of a system before buying in. This applies to P&S, m4/3, 35mm, all the way up to medium and large format.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
EOS ­ mE
Goldmember
Avatar
2,491 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
     
Mar 22, 2012 21:46 |  #321

^^ +1. i didn't know much about the m43.. so when my boss bought the Pen E-PL1 and had a chance to play with it. i wasn't impressed.

but after seeing some comparison between the EM5 and 5D2.. that got me intrigued.


5DMKII Gripped | 30D Gripped | 50mm f1.4 | 24-70mm f2.8L | 70-200mm f2.8L IS | 430EX | 580EXIIhttps://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=416554
My Reviews:
KATA 3N1 - 25PL Bag, Dolica CF Tripod ZX600B103

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bedojo
Goldmember
1,301 posts
Joined Jun 2010
Location: portland oregon
     
Mar 24, 2012 00:39 |  #322

link to em5 vs 5d2 comparisons?

Well today my GF2 ebay special came in, Got the camera for a steal while i wait for my em5.

Only have the 12mm f2.0 atm, the 45mm will get here on wednesday

I am quite happy with this gf2, the image quality is pretty good for such a small camera/sensor.

here is one of my shots

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7010202535_f70fc2ebc5_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …thaniel-allen/7010202535/  (external link)
P1010131-Edit (external link) by Nathaniel.Allen (external link), on Flickr

If the EM5 is as good as i am hearing it is then, I will be a happy camper :)

The AF speeds of this gf2 + 12mm is sooooooooooooooo much better then the ep1 with 20mm 1.7 :P
switched it to 3:2 format,

follow me 500px (external link) || Facebook Page (external link) || Flickr (external link) || Website & Blog (external link) ||Feedback: 1 2
Gear: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 || 18mm f2.0 || 35mm f1.4 || 60mm f2.4 || AB800 || YN560 || Gordy Wrist Strap || Billingham Hadley Pro ||

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
EOS ­ mE
Goldmember
Avatar
2,491 posts
Likes: 1
Joined May 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
     
Mar 24, 2012 01:38 |  #323

^^ damn.. great shot. did you do any PP or straight out of cam?


5DMKII Gripped | 30D Gripped | 50mm f1.4 | 24-70mm f2.8L | 70-200mm f2.8L IS | 430EX | 580EXIIhttps://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=416554
My Reviews:
KATA 3N1 - 25PL Bag, Dolica CF Tripod ZX600B103

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bedojo
Goldmember
1,301 posts
Joined Jun 2010
Location: portland oregon
     
Mar 24, 2012 01:51 |  #324

Thanks :), wish had the 45 today, but the 12 is fun, just distorts :P
same PP as my 5d, Basic raw, remove blemishes, sharpen everything but the skin, and then play a little with colors.
not to far away from SOOC, i'll upload it in the morning :)


follow me 500px (external link) || Facebook Page (external link) || Flickr (external link) || Website & Blog (external link) ||Feedback: 1 2
Gear: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 || 18mm f2.0 || 35mm f1.4 || 60mm f2.4 || AB800 || YN560 || Gordy Wrist Strap || Billingham Hadley Pro ||

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
captevo
Senior Member
Avatar
539 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 110
Joined Feb 2010
     
Mar 26, 2012 19:47 |  #325

couple shots from GF2 + 45 1.8 while waiting for E-M5 :)
1.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

20120325-_1020173-651.jpg (external link) by baukeh (external link), on Flickr

2.
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

20120325-_1020194-652.jpg (external link) by baukeh (external link), on Flickr

3.
IMAGE: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6227/7015731259_c31402d012_z.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/baukeh/70157312​59/  (external link)
20120325-_1020153.jpg (external link) by baukeh (external link), on Flickr

4.
IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7242/7015731953_6fe2e473e3_z.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/baukeh/70157319​53/  (external link)
20120325-_1020151.jpg (external link) by baukeh (external link), on Flickr

5.
IMAGE: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6092/6869623206_d21f67ebca_z.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/baukeh/68696232​06/  (external link)
20120325-_1020146.jpg (external link) by baukeh (external link), on Flickr

Hi! I'm Bau NGUYEN. I'm a prime-o-holic, and I'm addicted to creamy bokeh. :p
My flickr (external link) | facebook (external link) | www.baunguyen.com (external link) | 5px (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dino8031
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
845 posts
Likes: 12
Joined Jan 2005
Location: Boulder, Colorado
     
Mar 26, 2012 20:10 as a reply to  @ captevo's post |  #326

I'd love to see some pre-order sales numbers on the the EM-5. It seems like there are a lot of people ordering this camera sight unseen, myself included. :wink:




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Yohan ­ Pamudji
Goldmember
Avatar
2,994 posts
Joined Jun 2007
Location: Mississippi
     
Mar 26, 2012 21:17 |  #327

Nice stuff, captevo! And they say you can't get shallow DOF with m4/3. Pfff! :)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
District_History_Fan
Goldmember
2,286 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Dec 2008
     
Mar 26, 2012 21:20 |  #328

dino8031 wrote in post #14158908 (external link)
I'd love to see some pre-order sales numbers on the the EM-5. It seems like there are a lot of people ordering this camera sight unseen, myself included. :wink:

It sure sounds like a nice camera. M4/3 is a great idea. The OMD may well be the best of the breed. Time will tell.


www.ericmcferrin.smugm​ug.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mookalafalas
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,112 posts
Gallery: 51 photos
Likes: 464
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Southern Taiwan
     
Mar 26, 2012 22:02 |  #329

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14159439 (external link)
Nice stuff, captevo! And they say you can't get shallow DOF with m4/3. Pfff! :)

I like those shots too, but I don't see shallow DOF. The background is far in the back. The lower shots are "panning" shots, which is giving extra background blur...
That said, I've gotten lots of shallow DOF shots with mine, but generally had to get up really close to the subject.


Call me Al Gear Flickr (external link)
You don’t have to have a great lens to take great pictures—but it sure helps. –Ben Long

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bedojo
Goldmember
1,301 posts
Joined Jun 2010
Location: portland oregon
     
Mar 26, 2012 22:04 |  #330

Only thing I'm not likening about future specs is 1/4000 sec and ISO200 will make it hard to use fast lenses wide open.
That and micro 4/3 16mp diffraction limit is anything after 5.6? Starts losing quality After that...
But I might go all m4/3 the iq is on par with a t2i and 24-70L vs gf2 with 12 mm f2,0


follow me 500px (external link) || Facebook Page (external link) || Flickr (external link) || Website & Blog (external link) ||Feedback: 1 2
Gear: Fujifilm X-Pro 1 || 18mm f2.0 || 35mm f1.4 || 60mm f2.4 || AB800 || YN560 || Gordy Wrist Strap || Billingham Hadley Pro ||

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

81,891 views & 2 likes for this thread
DSLR to Micro 4/3. Anybody made the switch and been happy?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is miltiades
1810 guests, 319 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.