Swapping EM1 for A7

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MAubrey
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Re: Swapping EM1 for A7
In reply to ianbrown, 9 months ago

Swapping an E-M1? No. I don't have one. But I do have a 5D and a E-M5. I'll be swapping the 5D.

The A7 is going to be a great size for the wide to short telephoto primes (24-85mm), but the longer range is still going to be rather large. Even at smaller apertures, focal length is going to affect things--i.e. even if Sony made a 150mm f/3.6, it would still be larger than the 75mm f/1.8. And I highly doubt that we'll see an 80-300mm f/5.6 comparable to the forthcoming Olympus. So I'll be keeping my E-M5 for those reasons.

Planned kit:

E-M5 with 9-18mm, 25mm, 75mm 40-150mm

A7 with Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.1 & Contax G 90mm f/2.8

The A7 is going to be a purely MF kit for me. Thankfully, the 17.5mm f/.95 will very nearly be an even trade for the 35mm f/1.2. That new Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 sounds nice, too, but baby steps...

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