nekrosoft13 wrote in post #17996767
My first venture into mirrorless was E-M5, was a great camera, I still like Olympus, and I wanted more!
So when E-M1 was released I end up with E-M1, and I gotta say its still my favorite camera of all time, I still had the 5DIII as well.
Shortly after getting the E-M1, I decided to get the A7R, for 4-6 months I had 3 camera systems
, but the a7R, had way to many flaws, AF system wasn't good, loud, build quality questionable, shutter shock, metabones was a joke back then.... ao A7R had to go.
shortly after that I bought E-M10 for my fiance, she loved the camera.
I really like the Olympus system, but that 4/3 sensor always bothered me, the size, the shape of it.
When a7II was released I was impressed with the changes, but decided to wait for the new R, when a7RII was released after trying it first, I decided to make the jump.
At one point I bought the Canon M3, and my fiance hates that camera with a passion.
E-M1, E-M10, 5DIII all had to go, recently also bought a6300 and A6300 is my fiance's preferred camera now.
If Olympus ever makes full frame camera, that could easily tempt me to switch again.
E-M1 is still the best camera ever released for me, if only they would drop that 4/3 sensors.
But anyway, I had 3 systems at one point, I still technically have 2, but the 7DII haven't been used in 4+ months.
Canon still might be better with longer telephotos, but that is also due to there not being any native longer telephotos lenses available.
The E-M1 is my favorite camera I've used so far, so much so that I've gone back to it. I enjoyed shooting the a7rII and if it wasn't for GAS I would still be shooting it. But I was tempted by the X-Pro 2 and the wife said something had to go. So I did the swap of the a7rII for the X-Pro 2. As much as I liked the Fuji for all the advancements, the smaller finder but more so the fixed screen proved to be the deal breaker. I was about to cut my losses and go back to the a7rII but the wife surprised me with the E-M1 and 12-40 package as a gift from her trip overseas.
To be honest the sensor doesn't really bother me as much. A7rII IQ is leaps and bounds better. Anyone who says that m4/3 is comparable is joking themselves. I'm a huge m4/3 fanboy and I'll say that it's not even close. But it's good enough for me. I don't shoot professionally and cause of my two kids now I don't even have time to shoot the small amount of gigs I did before. But the E-M1 seems more complete to me. Ergonomics it's great, every dial, every switch, the use of a touch screen, etc. simple stuff like the EVF sensor disabling when the screen it pulled out is small things that just make sense. Having a drive mode, AF mode, bracketing, all on a button is great. Shooting in M and having aperture and shutter on dials and a simple switch down and then those dials controlling ISO and WB, again genius.
I don't print much. I don't crop much. Heck because of my kids I haven't edited a single files in 2.5 years. I view my files on my phone and iPad. I share on social media. If my needs were different I might not be as satisfied. But for me the E-M1, the 12-40 and a couple of tiny primes do it for me. If I was still using the a7rII I would be trying to budget for the 85 Batis, the 25 Batis, the 24-70 GM, the 70-300, etc. then I add up the costs and its $6,000+ and that's just the beginning. Then I'd want the 16-35, the 35 1.4, the 90 macro, etc. I have the 40-150 on my wish list which my wife is getting me for Father's Day, I'll keep an eye out for a 25 1.2 and maybe the e-M1 mark II but for now I'm set.
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