Kasrielle wrote in post #17295326
So I've read the entire thread - seen folks get excited about fuji (especially the xt1) then get disappointed with fuji. Sell your other kits and then go back to your other kits.
And I am more confused than ever! I've sold almost all my Canon stuff - just have a 50D and a fisheye left, and thought I was set on the XT1. But I keep reading about the Olympus EM1. Common sense tells me that a larger sensor will always triumph, but the Olympus has a smaller sensor and still has great IQ. Help!
I shoot some landscape, but also love to shoot backyard wildlife. I love to shoot the moon and the stars, and I also shoot LOTs of macro, hand held in natural light. (Flowers, etc - no spiders. ::shiver:
I like to shoot in low light, and LOVED the high ISO capabilities of the 6D. Don't do hard core sports, so tracking not as big a deal ( but want to know I can trust the AF when I need it.) Want to be able to get good shots of the furkids inside the house and in the evening.
I've ruled out the Sonys because of the lack of lenses. Was going to try the XT1 with the 18-55 and the 55-200 to start. Would like more length if I can get it. But Fuji lacks in dedicated macro offerings. Oh - and I had the EOS M with the 22 and the 18-55 + adapter - sold it all because it was too freakin slow! Ok - now I'm rambling... Please give me some advice?
I've often seen this trend in other formats as well - Sony NEX, Micro 4/3, etc. People will switch completely into a new system, then end up abandoning it and coming back full circle. Part of the fun of this hobby, I think.
I'm a bit of a silly gearhead, so I've tried most of the newer systems outside of the 16mp Micro 4/3 sensors (I had an older 12mp OLY camera). Fuji X, Sony NEX, Canon, Nikon. My personal opinion is that the DSLR system is still the most complete and "all-around" system available. Lots of lens choices at all price levels, reliable and proven bodies, fast AF, OVF, etc. And full-frame has gotten fairly reasonable in price thanks to 6D.
Personally, I want the mirrorless market to consolidate a bit. I want a format to "win out". Ironically all the choices are paralyzing me and even if I'd WANT to go fully into mirrorless, all the choices just make it hard. So I'm on the sidelines for now.
If I were you I'd just stick to the DSLR system, and if you want something small/light, just get a 2nd camera that's a fixed lens - X100s, Ricoh GR, LX100, RX-100, something like that.