Sick as a parrot. Need to downsize to Micro four thirds. Opinions appreciated

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Russell Evans
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Re: Sick as a parrot. Need to downsize to Micro four thirds. Opinions appreciated
In reply to rtf, Apr 1, 2013

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Pentax K-5 series cameras weigh 750g with battery. Lenses average around 200g: DA 15mm f4 212g, DA 21mm f3.2 140g, DA 35mm Limited macro 215g, DA 40mm f2.8 90g, DA 70mm f2.4 130g. So max weight in your hands would be about 2 pounds, which would be about the weight of just your D800 alone. This would be about a pound more in your hands than a OMD EM-5 with prime lens,  430g for the body, around 130g for the heaviest Oly prime lens. Anyone know how much the FL-LM2 Flash Unit  weighs? The K-5 has an on board flash, but the OMD needs its external unit. No wireless flash on the OMD, is that correct? Pentax, the on board can do wireless, but not HSS.OMD has tilting touch LCD. Remote on OMD is USB? Remote on Pentax is IR or simple 2.5mm plug.

DXOMark rank: Nikon D800E number 1, Nikon D800 number 2, Pentax K-5IIs number 16, Pentax K-5II number 17, Nikon D7000 number 27, Olympus OMD EM-5 number 60. The new Nikon D7100 is ranked number number 13 so if Nikon had some small light prime lenses for you ... Well that wouldn't get you the stabilization of the Olympus OMD or the Pentax K-5 series cameras, so maybe not.

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Russell

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