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

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Re: Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost
In reply to Jerodequin, Mar 26, 2013

Jerodequin wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Anders W wrote:

Hmm. Here's an example I borrow from another thread where I discussed Jim Stirling's FF walk-around kit versus its MFT weight-equivalent. Which one would you say packs more versatility?

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D800 including battery: 1000 g

28/1.8G: 330 g

50/1.4G: 280 g

85/1.8G: 350 g

Total: 1960 g

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E-M5 including battery: 425 g

Samyang 7.5/3.5 FE: 195 g

Panasonic 7-14/4: 300 g

Panasonic 14-45/3.5-5.6: 195 g

Olympus 40-150/4-5.6 R: 190 g

Olympus 12/2: 130 g

Panasonic 20/1.7: 100 g

Olympus 45/1.8: 115 g

Olympus 75/1.8: 305 g

Total: 1955 g

Well there are many ways to cut that cake depending on what you want, you missed out the cost as an example and there are much cheaper FF cameras than the D800. This isn't about which is "best" as I said, I'm more interested if anyone is tempted to go FF at the current prices. Either system can make claims to something the other can't.

But by that same token there are *much* cheaper M4/3 cameras than the EM5... The variety and price of lenses for more mature systems is sometimes tempting to me, but having tried a friends 5DMKIII recently, I really can't see myself carrying it around as a general purpose tool. If I was a studio photographer or trying to make serious money then I might be more inclined to do so.

True, I'm thinking in terms of "value" as opposed to pure cost.

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