Thinking of swapping from MFT to full DSLR - Advice?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Model Mike
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Re: Just done it myself...
In reply to papillon_65, Mar 29, 2013

papillon_65 wrote:
I've gone full circle having had DSLR's before, then m4/3's and now gone FF. Obviously the main disadvantage is size/weight, so if you're happy to scale back up then it's not a problem.

Perhaps the o/p might consider the Pentax K-5 IIs as a compromise between MFT and the regular sized APS-C dSLR's. Stick a pancake lens on the front and it's a compact street shooter. The 'Limited' pancakes are metal bodied jewels and come in 21, 40 and 70 mm flavours.  There's also a cheaper 40XS (non-limited) pancake, same optical formula. For go-anywhere photography, Pentax also do a compact weather resistant 18-135 lens.

AF sensitivity and accuracy of the K-5 II are top of class, and noise is low so it's probably the best APS-C dSLR for available light photography.

Drawbacks? Yes, the flash system is not the best, and AF tracking is mediocre for a PD system, so it can't match the Big Two for fast action sports photography.

K-30 is similarly good, but less featured and cheaper.

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