Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost
In reply to MAubrey, Mar 25, 2013

MAubrey wrote:

I picked up a 5Dc last month and have a Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 attached to it. They've dropped in price since the appearance of the 6D and 5Diii. It's a nice camera, but it has confirmed that I have no real need for 135mm format. I've considered picking up the Rokinon 24mm, and 35mm primes just to have the fast wides that μ43 is currently missing. But I haven't yet simply because I can't justify it much. They'd only because for narrow DOF, not for low light.

If I go that route I have a number of OM lenses already and I'm pretty sure they will work very well on a 135mm camera.

I can't shoot the 58mm below 1/50th, but I can shoot the 25mm at 1/6th. That negates any high ISO advantage 35mm has (though the 5Dc doesn't have any of that to begin with against the E-M5 anyway...).

And narrow DOF wide angle is a pretty small niche anyway.

I'll stick with the E-M5 as my main camera. And I'll be happy for that for other reasons when I'm on 80km hikes this coming summer.

I've also found that a well-exposed E-M5 image(and thus doesn't require heavy PP) with a quality lens attached to it can be up-scaled to 32MP and still look absolutely superb.

Of that I have no doubt, with the right software you can blow up a 5mp E-1 file and it will look superb.

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