Nikon D7100 crop factor

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave gaines
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Marty, this post is why people leave Olympus
In reply to Marty4650, Mar 17, 2013

And not just your post Marty. A lot of naysayers have been proclaiming Olympus 4/3 is a dead system. They've kept it up every since Oly did not release another DSLR immediately after releasing the E-5 (only 3 yers ago). But if you look at the chain of events that have beset Olympus, the global economy, a Tsunami and an accounting debacle that plunged their stock value, it's not hard to understand why Oly has not released any new DSLRs in addition to the Pens and OM-D they were already developing.

If the OP came around for the first time and read posts like yours he'd want to abandon Olympus.

The E-5 was a great value when it was released. It answered most of the calls from loyal Olympus 4/3 users for a greatly reduced AA filter, the newer sensor that was already in the E-30, A new media card format to replace the xD card, and better resolution for those SHG lenses. When it was released, early adopters praised it in large numbers. Now it needs an upgrade to include the latest Sony Sensor or one better than what's in the OM-D so it can compete with the likes of a D7100, etc. For what they are selling for used, it is still a great value.

But now Olympus has verified that a new DSLR is coming later this year. We just don't know if it will be an entry level model E-xxx, E-xx or a new Pro level E-7, or one of each.

Olympus is still a good value for photo enthusiasts. The great optics are affordable. Telephoto lenses are much more affordable with Olympus than FF and easier to achive long reach than with APS-C sensors like the D7100. IBIS means every Olympus lens is image stabalized, unlike Canon and Nikon which make you pay a premium for it with every lens. The IQ of the 50 mm f/2, 14-54 mm and 50-200 mm are great values.

My post to the OP above was all about the added cost of abandoning Olympus and buying into Nikon APS-C. And the upgrade path for Nikon is an expensive D600, D800 or D4, with a whole new set of fast, f/2.8 lenses. If the OP buys DX format lensesthat are designed for APS-C , comparable to the Olympus kit lenses he has now, then he'll have to replace those DX lenses when and if he wants to upgrade to full frame.

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