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

 
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Jun 20, 2012 09:54 as a reply to  @ post 14504516 |  #481

Just got my E-M5 yesterday...had some fun last night and will definitely be using this very capable camera a lot more....


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Jun 21, 2012 05:06 |  #482

I bought an E-PM1 and a couple of primes, and I must say, I'm really loving it. It's so tiny and cool, I haven't picked up my 5D3 since I got it. (but will probably eventually switch back :))
One really nice thing is the Oly color rendition. Really nice. Skin tones look better than with my canon.


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Aug 10, 2012 19:06 |  #483

I didn't switch but I did just recently add an Olympus E-PM1 to my collection. I quite like the camera and the price was just to good to pass up on to try out M43 photography. I'm very impressed with the AF and the high ISO ability.

Here's a test shot in a dimly lit room at ISO 1600. Taken RAW and processed in ASP.

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Aug 10, 2012 19:33 as a reply to  @ stingx's post |  #484

My main camera is a 5DII with various glass, but also found it is big and cumbersome to bring along on some trips. I looked at the compacts with more features; G12, and G1X, as well as some 4/3 cameras. Decided on the T4i with the 40mm pancake. Great IQ, bigger sensor than the micros, and new processor.
Now if Canon would come out with a pancake UW lens!

Worth checking out this combo if you want all the DSLR features in a smaller, lighter package.




  
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Aug 10, 2012 21:58 |  #485

^ Still quite a bit bigger than an O-MD


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Aug 11, 2012 00:31 |  #486

Got my Oly OMD and couldn't be happier.


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Aug 11, 2012 00:36 |  #487

I bought up a bunch of lenses...and then sold them back again. Quality is very high, but I love the full frame look too much, and don't really mind the extra size. The older bodies are dead cheap now, however. For anyone interested in playing with the system, you can get a panasonic 14mm for about $160, and it's a great little lens.


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Aug 11, 2012 00:56 |  #488

Mookalafalas wrote in post #14843109 (external link)
I bought up a bunch of lenses...and then sold them back again. Quality is very high, but I love the full frame look too much, and don't really mind the extra size. The older bodies are dead cheap now, however. For anyone interested in playing with the system, you can get a panasonic 14mm for about $160, and it's a great little lens.

sounds interesting. 14mm + smaller camera as a small camera solution. 28mm ff equivalent FOV would be awesome for a walk around.


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Aug 11, 2012 06:28 |  #489

Charlie wrote in post #14843143 (external link)
sounds interesting. 14mm + smaller camera as a small camera solution. 28mm ff equivalent FOV would be awesome for a walk around.

And it's sharp as hell and has a very close MFD, which is fun. You can get it on it's own, or as a pair with a Pan GF3 for a little over $300, I think (actually, I have one I will probably part with for around that, eventually. In the end, it's not a 5D3 with a 24mm F1.8 prime attached....).


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Jun 01, 2014 12:56 |  #490

EM-5 and 12-50 kit lens:

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Jun 02, 2014 14:16 |  #491

Yes, and No.


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Jun 02, 2014 18:10 |  #492

Went from a 7D to a GH2. Went back to a 5DC and a couple manual lenses.

The GH2 like many mirrorless cameras is a very impressive camera - but I feel it removed a significant element of immediacy and feedback from my photography.

It may be the nice big TTL viewfinder of the 5D, or the full-frame sensor - but to me going back to a DSLR was the best thing I did for my photography.




  
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Jun 02, 2014 18:13 |  #493

My current combination for 75% of my shots is the 5D3 with Sigma 1.4. I love this combo, and it suits me well. Now, my dream is for this 35mm combo to be shrunk. I'm very tempted by the Fuji X100s, or other equivalent small camera that I can conceal, but I'm afraid the quality won't give me similar results as the 5D3/Siggy combo.


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Jun 12, 2014 11:07 |  #494

I have gone from a 50D to the NEX line, I think I had the 5 and 5N, then on to the Olympus EM10, and back to a 60D. There is just something that I miss about that live viewfinder. The EVF just doesn't do it for me as much as the SLR viewfinder. I love the new 60D though, just have a heavier/larger camera.




  
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