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

 
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Mar 28, 2012 13:38 |  #346

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The 1st 2 portraits are what I was talking about. And the point about background being far back just demonstrates that proper positioning of subject and background is more important in most cases than 2 stops of difference due to system properties. There are always exceptions and I'll defend the DOF ability of FF over smaller sensor formats to the death--when you need it you need it--but at the same time the difference is overblown. This is coming from a person who uses an 85L wide open on a 5D all the time and loves it.

Also overblown: super-shallow DOF. Yes, we get it--you can get the eyelashes in focus while the nose is out of focus :lol: But is that necessarily desirable? That's a question that doesn't get asked enough amidst the chest-beating and bigger-is-better mentality.

Thank you both. the 45mm 1.8 is a gem for m43 system.
i agree with both of you. the 2nd portrait, i was very close to my daughter.
come from 5d2 and the prime Holy Trinity, i don't have any complain with the quality i get from the 45mm 1.8 with good lighting. I would never sell my 5d2 and 85L/135L.
The reason for the e-m5(m43) is something i can carry with me all the time.

The best camera is the one you can carry with you, right?
and of course, for serious work, i'll pick up 5d2+85L.

Beside the 45mm 1.8. the 20mm 1.7 is an awesome lens aswell.

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Mar 28, 2012 14:16 |  #347

captevo wrote in post #14169589 (external link)
Thank you both. the 45mm 1.8 is a gem for m43 system.
i agree with both of you. the 2nd portrait, i was very close to my daughter.
come from 5d2 and the prime Holy Trinity, i don't have any complain with the quality i get from the 45mm 1.8 with good lighting. I would never sell my 5d2 and 85L/135L.
The reason for the e-m5(m43) is something i can carry with me all the time.

The best camera is the one you can carry with you, right?
and of course, for serious work, i'll pick up 5d2+85L.

Beside the 45mm 1.8. the 20mm 1.7 is an awesome lens aswell.

Exactly my reason for going m4/3 but I getting rid of the 5d2 and porbably the glass also, not sure yet.
Here is a studio shot with the 12mm f2.0 amazing lens on the gf2 , had to crop away 50% of the image, but I also shot some filling the frame on the gf2 and t2i with 24-70 and sigma 50 1.4 , to test the quality of pixels, and almost looked identical.

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Mar 28, 2012 15:12 |  #348

bedojo,

Nice studio shots! You're showing that m4/3 is up to the task for studio portraits for sure.




  
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Mar 28, 2012 19:19 |  #349

I thought this was pretty impressive considering..As I enjoy video on the 5d2 I figure the 5d3would be a marked improvement but the it looks likes panasonic still go the edge. I know ALOT of video philes that prefer the GH series over the Canons for video. especially when you consider the overall cost

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Apr 06, 2012 18:28 |  #350

It has been a few weeks since i made the switch!
AND I AM LOVING IT!!!
I actually take my camera around with me

Here is an image from today, my bro came over and dropped of some cupcakes for me and my girlfriend. so I had to snap a shot with the 45mm, haven't used it much yet. only had time to take about 5 photos. here is the one i like.

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I am seriously happy I switched to m4/3 as it can still do great in studio, and i actually take it around with me places and use it!

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Apr 06, 2012 19:00 |  #351

tete wrote in post #14171414 (external link)
I thought this was pretty impressive considering..As I enjoy video on the 5d2 I figure the 5d3would be a marked improvement but the it looks likes panasonic still go the edge. I know ALOT of video philes that prefer the GH series over the Canons for video. especially when you consider the overall cost

I have a friend who is a pro videographer, and he uses the Panasonic, but strictly because of cost. If money was no object, and he had to stick with the DSLR style camera, he would use a Canon 5D2 (or 3 now I guess).

His huge cost savings, is on the lenses. He can get an old cine f1.0 lens adapted to the Panasonic, for under $100.

To match his respectable yet inexpensive lens collection with Canon equivalents, would be 10's of thousands of dollars.


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Apr 06, 2012 19:24 |  #352

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Thanks.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 looks like a nice set up. Anyone using it? It would save some $$$ over the OMD-E5...

Yep. I went from an Oly E-P1 to a G3. In my opinion, a huge improvement with the second gen sensor, and high iso files are quite good.

I do miss the ease of full manual operation of the E-P1, but I have adapted well to shooting manual mode with the G3. Having the EVF is a huge plus, and a main reason for me switching.

The Pan/Leica 25/1.4 is a very good lens, but I prefer using MF glass. My Rokinon 85/1.4 shines on the G3, as well as my nFD 50/1.4.

I will not completely change to Mu43, but it is a fantastic platform that gives me portability and a vast array of glass that I can use.


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Apr 10, 2012 13:00 |  #353

I'm genuinely considering getting the OM-D once it's out. I've already scaled down my EOS lens kit to be as minimal as I could tolerate, but the three lenses I kept are more useful on my 5D2 than on my 7D. Therefore, I figure I'll sell the 7D with it's grip and L-Plate and pick up the OM-D with the 12-50 to start with (and then start building up a couple prime options)

I truly enjoyed using the GF1 with the 14 and 20mm pancake lenses for the year+ that I did, it was a very satisfying camera to use and so darn small I had no issue with taking it around every day.

On the flip side, I find that I almost never take my DSLRs out anymore unless I am specifically going somewhere to shoot, I just go out with my Hexar AF and a few rolls of film instead! Much lighter.


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Apr 10, 2012 18:38 |  #354

Hey guys :)

Mafoo, why couldn't he adapt the cine lenses to the 5d2, no adapters or sensor/shutter/lens/di​stance issues?

I Am loving the m4/3
Starting to take more and more "snap shots", getting a lot more use out of it, but I will be in it as much as my canon setup when im finished lol.

gf2- $150
12mm - 800
45mm - 400
em-5 - 1000
Billingham Hadley - 250
lens hoods 120
total = 2720... yikes!
And i still need to pickup the Pana Leica 25mm!!! for another 550 bucks...
photography sure makes your money evaporate !

But I have good feelings about this kit, although i make money, I'm not a Pro :/
The em-5 will produce great photos for my clients, as well as be a good daily camera with my gf2 :)
I feel like i made the right decision
once i get out of school, and hopefully get a decent job (studying finance and international business)
I might pickup another canon kit for a studio setup :S

Here are some of my recent snap shots

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The quality is definitly on par with my gf's t2i and my L lenses.
Those were all with the gf2+ 45mm f1.8

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Apr 10, 2012 18:59 |  #355

I was happy when I switched back. :-)


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Apr 10, 2012 19:40 |  #356

I love the idea of a really small camera with high capabilities.... pretty much why I got the 35mm F2 prime. IMO, m4/3's would cost me too much and I dont want to lose FF, so the next closest thing is to go really small FF. The size is really appealing, but being twice as big isnt too big of a deal. I take my 5D2 everwhere, and it's not even the slightest burden with the 35mm. I wish it had IS, then it would be nearly the complete package when I travel light. For more important events, hoping that the tamron 24-70VC will do the job.


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Apr 10, 2012 20:01 |  #357

Yeah, I love full frame, and I took my 5d2 + sigma 50mm 1.4 + canon 85mm 1.8 to china for 1 month trip. it rarely came out except for at the great wall and terracotta warriors.
Missed soooo many shots b/c it was a hassel to have out and and about in such crowded places.
And the primes I listed above are like the L primes of the m4/3 system. :)
they have many more affordable, and still good, options :P


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Apr 10, 2012 20:04 |  #358

Several friends have switched to the Oly 4/3 gear. Their images look as good as when they used the 5DMKII. It's not about the camera.

Benefit to me...as I bought all their "old" gear for cheap. :)


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Apr 11, 2012 10:12 |  #359

bedojo wrote in post #14244010 (external link)
Hey guys :)

Mafoo, why couldn't he adapt the cine lenses to the 5d2, no adapters or sensor/shutter/lens/di​stance issues?

I Am loving the m4/3
Starting to take more and more "snap shots", getting a lot more use out of it, but I will be in it as much as my canon setup when im finished lol.

gf2- $150
12mm - 800
45mm - 400
em-5 - 1000
Billingham Hadley - 250
lens hoods 120
total = 2720... yikes!
And i still need to pickup the Pana Leica 25mm!!! for another 550 bucks...
photography sure makes your money evaporate !

I've noticed that....:wink:

Gotta have that Pana Leica 25mm, but I've also heard good things about the Pana 20mm pancake for a little less money. Either way, you're talking $3000. Yikes.....




  
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Apr 11, 2012 11:06 |  #360

bedojo wrote in post #14244010 (external link)
Hey guys :)

Mafoo, why couldn't he adapt the cine lenses to the 5d2, no adapters or sensor/shutter/lens/di​stance issues?

I Am loving the m4/3
Starting to take more and more "snap shots", getting a lot more use out of it, but I will be in it as much as my canon setup when im finished lol.

gf2- $150
12mm - 800
45mm - 400
em-5 - 1000
Billingham Hadley - 250
lens hoods 120
total = 2720... yikes!
And i still need to pickup the Pana Leica 25mm!!! for another 550 bucks...
photography sure makes your money evaporate !


The quality is definitly on par with my gf's t2i and my L lenses.
Those were all with the gf2+ 45mm f1.8

that's a pretty costly setup, I'de have to give up my FF kit to go that route. Had no idea the lenses cost that much, I'll just wait till prices settle before dabbing in that area.


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