Swapping EM1 for A7

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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John Mason
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Naw - too big once you hang the lenses on
In reply to ianbrown, Oct 19, 2013

The A7 and A7r are amazingly small camera bodies for FF. But, for me, once you start putting some real lenses on those, the total package will no longer be comparable to the EM5 and EM1.

As an example, here is my Canon 100mm F2.8 L IS Macro and the same niche lens for my EM1 with an even longer angle of view (whew, - dodge a bullet there didn't I ), the 60mm f2.8 m4/3 Olympus Macro.
Obviously, Sony already has new FE series lenses optimized for the lack of a mirror box which might allow some shrinkage of the lens (mostly on wide angles?).  But for many lenses of a particular angle of view and f stop, the A7 with lens is going to be way larger than a m4/3 solution.

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