Four Thirds vs Micro Four Thirds ?

Started Jun 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marty4650
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In reply to SoCalBeachBum, Jun 24, 2012

4/3 is effectively a dead system.

There have been no completely new 4/3 cameras or lenses in around four years now. I say this with sadness, being a 4/3 and M4/3 user myself.

M4/3 is just the opposite. This is a relatively new mirror-less system that has been spewing forth new bodies and lenses in record time. Right now, it is arguably the best mirror-less system you can buy into.

Even though both systems use the same sensor, M4/3 has a shorter lens to sensor distance, meaning their lenses are smaller and lighter, and also NOT usable on 4/3 cameras. However you can use 4/3 lenses on M4/3 cameras and some will AF pretty well if you have the proper adapter. But all of the better 4/3 lenses will AF painfully slowly.

My advice is to steer clear of 4/3, unless you want to spend the rest of your life trapped in 2008.
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