New Olympus Micro 4/3 has Me Thinking of Switching

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New Olympus Micro 4/3 has Me Thinking of Switching
Sep 11, 2013

I love my Canon full frames and lenses, but at the age of 66 hauling that heavy gear around and trying to handhold really strains my bad back.  I was previously  tempted by the Olympus OM 5D but not the focus tracking quality for wildlife, particularly BIF, and that is my first love.  Now along comes the OM 1D with phase detect AF for tracking and improved high ISO. Check out the first impressions in the Review section of DPREVIEW. It is a little bigger than the OM 5D, but significantly smaller than my 6D and 5D III.  I can't help but wonder if the future of DSLRs will be in mirrorless cameras with EVF. or if this is just a fad?  Those Olympus micro 4/3 lenses are so small and light.  Please help me I'm falling!!!  Seriously, what's your opinion?

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