What will happen to Olympus now??

Started Oct 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Antony John
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Re: What will happen to Olympus now??
In reply to ultimitsu, Oct 22, 2013

ultimitsu wrote:

Antony John wrote:

marike6 wrote:

Antony John wrote:

Well let's see. Put together a few numerics trying to emulate one system against the other in terms of a (more or less) complete zoom setup of Oly m4/3 and Nikon FF:

Em-1 + 9-18 + 12-40 F2.8 + 75-300 Cost $3,800 Mass 1.455 Kg

D610 + 14-24 + 7-24-70 + 70-200 Cost $8,290 Mass 4.130 Kg

But using top of the line, pro-grade zooms is not a requirement with Nikon F-mount as there are tons and tons of high quality, inexpensive, and lightweight primes like the 28 f/1.8G, 50 f/1.4G, 50 f/1.8G, 85 f/1.8G, et al. And there are tons of reasonably priced Nikkor zooms (f/4 zooms like the 16-35 f/4, and 24-120 f/4 VR, used f/2.8 zooms 28-70 f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8 ED, and variable aperture consumer zooms. And F-mount is one of the two most widely supported mount by third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Zeiss, et al.

You missed the point. I had said 'zoom setup'. Yes, there are far more permutations possible with different mass/price points.

I am not sure what was your point. The F2.8 set up is completely unnecessary. 18-35G + 28-300 is more than enough to beat that M43 set up. Costing about the same money and weighing only 500g more.

It's obvious you don't understand the point that I'm talking about. Try reading the whole entry rather than picking on one paragraph and responding.

As I said I'm comparing apples with apples - similar lenses as a kit with the relevant models.

I also said that there are various permutations one could do (but then you need to apply similar constraints to both) - and which you've done, but as a 'one sided' exercise'.

I also said that one is better for travel than the other given the constraints of mass (weight) - i.e. both have their place in one's photographic arsenal.

I have a D600 which I love the IQ of but not the weight - and am not looking to change it because of the IQ.

In short, when I travel m4/3 - when I'm at home not having to lug the FF system around and with time to spare setting up etc then the D600 et al.

With both systems available, when I need W/A I'll use the D600 with my Zeiss 21 and 35 lenses, when I need reach I'll use the m4/3.

I'm not a fan boy who has to use one or other marques exclusively - they're simply tools and one chose the right tool for the job.

Hopefully you'll "get my point" now.

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