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Sep 22, 2013 22:59 |  #31

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Sep 23, 2013 05:02 |  #32

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OK, today was a good day. I got quite a few shots I like a lot, and what's more, several I couldn't have gotten with my 5D. I mean, who takes a big DSLR to the store when shopping with the fam?

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Right. But what can a MFT do that an LX7 can't? If we are going to argue the merits of carrying a small camera over a big one it would make much more sense to have an LX7, which you can literally put in your pocket. I'll never go back to MFT. There is literally no reason to.




  
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Sep 23, 2013 08:32 |  #33

Krichton wrote in post #16317889 (external link)
Right. But what can a MFT do that an LX7 can't? If we are going to argue the merits of carrying a small camera over a big one it would make much more sense to have an LX7, which you can literally put in your pocket. I'll never go back to MFT. There is literally no reason to.

The ability to change lenses - telephoto focal lengths, access to fast primes
Weather sealing in some models
Good video capabilities in the panasonic GH series

Your point is taken though. There are smaller pocketable cameras that offer good image quality. If you don't plan on ever changing lenses, might as well go for something smaller.




  
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Sep 23, 2013 09:04 |  #34

Krichton wrote in post #16317889 (external link)
Right. But what can a MFT do that an LX7 can't? If we are going to argue the merits of carrying a small camera over a big one it would make much more sense to have an LX7, which you can literally put in your pocket. I'll never go back to MFT. There is literally no reason to.

I almost got a Sony RX100 II. However, to answer your question, I don't think an LX7 could have taken the first or third of these. Both were in very poor light and are at 3200 ISO. The flickr compression is almost making them implode into pixel-mess. Would the the LX7 have stood up? I'm doubtful (although in better light it could probably do these pix equally well). I'm also planning to get the 9-18mm and the 75mm F1.8. If it wasn't for that kind of flexibility, I'd have gone with a compact.


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Sep 23, 2013 12:04 |  #35

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I almost got a Sony RX100 II. However, to answer your question, I don't think an LX7 could have taken the first or third of these. Both were in very poor light and are at 3200 ISO. The flickr compression is almost making them implode into pixel-mess. Would the the LX7 have stood up? I'm doubtful (although in better light it could probably do these pix equally well). I'm also planning to get the 9-18mm and the 75mm F1.8. If it wasn't for that kind of flexibility, I'd have gone with a compact.

The LX7 has an f1.4 lens, and handles low light very well. This camera does brilliant low light video.

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The ability to change lenses - telephoto focal lengths, access to fast primes
Weather sealing in some models
Good video capabilities in the panasonic GH series

Your point is taken though. There are smaller pocketable cameras that offer good image quality. If you don't plan on ever changing lenses, might as well go for something smaller.

The thing is, once you start changing lenses and carrying them with you in a bag you might as well just use a DSLR and be all in instead of just halfway in.




  
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Sep 23, 2013 12:17 |  #36

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The thing is, once you start changing lenses and carrying them with you in a bag you might as well just use a DSLR and be all in instead of just halfway in.

Have you ever tried carrying a MFT cam with 5 lenses versus a DLSR with 5 lenses ?.


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Sep 23, 2013 12:19 |  #37

Krichton wrote in post #16318685 (external link)
The LX7 has an f1.4 lens, and handles low light very well. This camera does brilliant low light video.

The thing is, once you start changing lenses and carrying them with you in a bag you might as well just use a DSLR and be all in instead of just halfway in.

I have to totally disagree with the statement about once you carry a few lenses you may as well use a dslr. I just carried an E-P5 with two extra lenses in my pockets around NYC for 5 days, probably walked over 60 miles and never once did I feel inconvenienced. In fact I hardly even noticed the extra lenses, batteries, or memory cards in my pockets. Rewind two years ago and I did the same thing, except I had a 5D2 and it was very much a pain because I was forced to carry a bag with a couple of lenses and it was not enjoyable at all.


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Sep 23, 2013 14:41 |  #38

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Sep 23, 2013 14:50 |  #39

Krichton wrote in post #16317889 (external link)
Right. But what can a MFT do that an LX7 can't? If we are going to argue the merits of carrying a small camera over a big one it would make much more sense to have an LX7, which you can literally put in your pocket. I'll never go back to MFT. There is literally no reason to.

The answer is simply "a lot". An m4/3s camera system is very much on par with an APS-C DSLR system, with the one glaring shortcoming being action/wildlife.

The gap from an LX7 or other advanced P&S cams to m4/3s is much wider than the gap between m4/3s and APS-C DSLR systems.

If, however, you only plan to buy an m4/3s camera and kit lens then I would suggest that the LX7 is a better choice. And the RX100 a better choice than that.


  
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Sep 23, 2013 18:13 |  #40

There's a place in the photographers pocket for point and shoots like LX7's, but to be clear, the LX7's lowlight/noise performance is not comparable to that out of a current m43 sensor.


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Sep 23, 2013 19:00 as a reply to  @ darosk's post |  #41

A few with the GF1 and the Canon FD 50mm f3.5 macro.

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Sep 23, 2013 19:14 |  #42

Krichton wrote in post #16318685 (external link)
The thing is, once you start changing lenses and carrying them with you in a bag you might as well just use a DSLR and be all in instead of just halfway in.

LOL, that didn't take long :lol: There's always one. Why are you stopping at DSLR? Why not medium format digital? Or large format? Might as well go "all in".

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Have you ever tried carrying a MFT cam with 5 lenses versus a DLSR with 5 lenses ?.

I can answer that for him: no. I carry a m4/3 with 5 lenses every day and could do so all day every day with no problem. I've done the same with a DSLR and 5 lenses and after a few hours I'm always ready to ditch that bag.




  
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Sep 25, 2013 17:11 |  #43

Looks like the new Oly zoom won't ship until later November now.


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Sep 26, 2013 12:09 |  #44

Ordered the E-M1 from 3 different places wanting to ensure that I would get it prior to my 2week vacation. Ordered from B&H, Amazon, and Olympus directly the morning after announcement. Amazon said 10/14 for delivery, B&H said 10/5, Olympus said early October. Just got a call from Olympus verifying my billing and shipping address and the rep said I would get the body and adapter by the end o day tomorrow 9/27. Pretty impressive that 2.5 after announcement I get it. The GX7 which was announced 8/1 is just starting to roll out to stores.

I'm looking forward to a very fun filled weekend.


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Sep 26, 2013 12:17 |  #45

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Ordered the E-M1 from 3 different places wanting to ensure that I would get it prior to my 2week vacation. Ordered from B&H, Amazon, and Olympus directly the morning after announcement. Amazon said 10/14 for delivery, B&H said 10/5, Olympus said early October. Just got a call from Olympus verifying my billing and shipping address and the rep said I would get the body and adapter by the end o day tomorrow 9/27. Pretty impressive that 2.5 after announcement I get it. The GX7 which was announced 8/1 is just starting to roll out to stores.

I'm looking forward to a very fun filled weekend.

Jealous! I ordered mine from BH on launch day and all I got so far is an email letting me know my item is still on backorder :p. Enjoy and be sure to share some thoughts and photos of and with the camera!


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