Thom Hogan: Impact of mFT on Nikon DX line

Started Sep 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dr_Jon
Senior MemberPosts: 1,453Gear list
Like?
Re: That's what I see
In reply to YouDidntDidYou, Sep 22, 2013

Walking around London it's rare to see m43 cameras (some days I make a point of checking out what's popular), and they are usually the small/cheap ones in the hands of female far eastern tourists (I think mostly Japanese). Last weekend I saw more Pentax Q cameras than m43 (well, unless my m43 was included, then it was a draw - oh and yes, that was unusual). I know no-one else personally with a m43 camera (I do recommend them sometimes, but no luck so far). I know a lot of photographers (okay, a slight bias towards Pros, but two of them use Sony FF so it's a pretty diverse bunch).

All my non-pro friends who have something better than a compact are Canon/Nikon.

So my feeling is the Japanese figures are a fair reflection of the UK situation. Note they don't include Samsung, who do make mirrorless cameras, and a couple of really good ones, but don't have any traction here and so again I mostly see them with tourists.

P.S. it was pretty scary at both the Thames Festival and Carnival as to how many amateurs were carrying two large bodies with a std (24-70-ish) and telephoto (70-200/70-300) zoom. I assume they were amateurs as their positions weren't good for the available light. I went GH3 for both, partly as at Carnival I fancied light and non-expensive-looking.

 Dr_Jon's gear list:Dr_Jon's gear list
Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Sony RX100 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 +24 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow