Why do people still argue about equivalence?

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Mirrorless Crusader
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Re: A total lack of knowledge demonstrated
In reply to Greg A A, 2 months ago

Greg A A wrote:

Mirrorless Crusader wrote:

Greg A A wrote:

Your quote without qualification "MFT as a complete system with lens options blows out Canikon APSC pretty badly." There's nothing about price in your statement. Besides you don't need to have that kind of weight or dollars to blow away MFT. AFS 70-200VR or AFS80-400VR do just fine at far less weight and dollars than you indicate. But if you need that kind of high end telephoto it's available. MFT simply is not as complete a system as Nikon or Canon. This is undeniable. Sometimes one has to spend a few extra dollars to get the job done with the best lenses.

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Those exotic lenses aren't part of the APS-C system. Sure you can use them on APS-C cameras, but guess what, you can use them on any camera with an adapter, so that's a moot point.

The APS-C bodies and lenses are part of the Nikon system. The AFS 70-200 VR and AFS 80-400 VR aren't exotic. They are great lenses that many people use. They are widely available. These lenses are fully functional on an APS-C with AF, AFS and VR. You don't get full lens functionality through an adapter to an MFT camera. If you understood these lenses you would know that on these telephotos VR is a huge benefit.

The fact is they are designed and built specifically for FF cameras. "Nikon" and "Canon" aren't systems - they're camera makers that sell cameras for several systems, most of which are sorely lacking in lenses and other accessories.

You don't know much about the Nikon system. You can use either of those lenses with a APS-C bodies such as D70,D80,D90, D3200, D5200,D7000,D7100 etc. If you have a D200,D300,D7000, D7100 or the FF bodies you can still use the screw driven AF and AFD lenses. There are a tremendous number of lens options when you consider all the previous generation lenses that work great with these cameras.

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What part of "Nikon isn't a system" do you not understand? It's a camera company that makes multiple camera systems. The fact that you can use a lens from one system with a camera from another is irrelevant - you can use any lens with any camera , but you are making steep compromises when you try to combine systems like Nikon seems to demand from their DX users.

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