What will happen to Olympus now??

Started Oct 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
sportyaccordy
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In reply to rovingtim, Oct 22, 2013

rovingtim wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

KariP wrote:

You must first calculate how much extra weight you are willing to carry around.

Traveling with a bag full of heavy lenses can be satisfying - if somebody carries them for you.

BTW - i do not own Olympus cameras. I chose Fuji X-E1 because i like to travel with a camera like that. I considered even an Olympus...

My 6kg of Canon DSLR gear stays at home - and all FF it would be 8kg....

Investing seriously in FF means that you have to use a car to carry your equipment or stay close to home...

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I'm not sure I follow. What constitutes a "serious" investment? An M9 + a lens cost more than say, a D5III and the standard + tele 2.8 zooms. Plus one doesn't need 8kg of gear to take good pictures or be a serious photographer.

I would be more than fine with an A7 and a standard zoom....

It seems to me that YOU are excited about Sony. Based on the evidence, you seem to think that your likes and dislikes MUST be shared by all rational people. Therefore, because YOU like the Sony, in your mind, ALL rational people will like the Sony. Therefore, in your mind, Oly is doomed.

Do I need to point out the flaws here?

I never said everyone has to want what I want. In fact I am pretty sure in this very thread I took someone to task for writing off the A7 for being at a disadvantage for tele shooting- shooting that is relevant to him but not everybody.

I also said people should always choose the right tool for the job. If you shoot a lot of tele stuff (i.e. sports, wildlife etc) then go with the smaller format. But most people are fine with the standard zooms and shorter focal length lenses, which to me says wide/standard angle shooting is more relevant to the general population which is where bigger sensors either don't have much of a disadvantage or have an advantage over smaller ones (i.e. MFT 12-36 2.8 is about as fast as an APS-C kit lens). In addition the A7 is only slightly more expensive and heavier than the EM5, while its kit lens, which is faster by up to a full stop wide open, costs about 1/3 what the EM5's 2.8 lens does. So again for general photography it seems like the A7 is a better value overall... that's not an indictment of every Olympus camera ever made or whatever, these are just the facts of one comparison

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