Who's going from m4/3 to dSLR or vice versa.

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Steve
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Who's going from m4/3 to dSLR or vice versa.
Mar 29, 2013

I'm not sure if i did this right , or its been done before, but there is so much talk about people dumping their big dSLR's  for OMD's and vice versa...

i thought this may be fun...

dSLR to small mirrorless or Vice Versa

maybe the options should say 'considerinig' tho... lets assume that your choice is that you are for sure going to change from one format to the other, or you HAVE changed from one to the other.

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In reply to Steve, Mar 29, 2013

Or at least it seems like DSLR & compact users are comparing to µ4/3, and there's a recent uptick in µ4/3 folks being called by the siren songs of DSLRs.

'Cept me.   I'm special (or, if you prefer, "special") [g]

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Bob Tullis wrote:

Or at least it seems like DSLR & compact users are comparing to µ4/3, and there's a recent uptick in µ4/3 folks being called by the siren songs of DSLRs.

'Cept me.   I'm special (or, if you prefer, "special") [g]

No siren songs for me either.  Happy with my nice, small, M43 gear......

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There should have been another option....
In reply to Steve, Mar 29, 2013

those who already made the switch from DSLR (me - Oly E1/E330/etc.) to m4/3 (EM5 and EPL1)

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Re: There should have been another option....
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Steven Wandy wrote:

those who already made the switch from DSLR (me - Oly E1/E330/etc.) to m4/3 (EM5 and EPL1)

I'm one of those although I'm keeping my 4/3 lens....just in case.

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I recently sold my E-5 and went the OMD route-

Kept some 4/3 glass-

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Re: There should have been another option....
In reply to savonie, Mar 29, 2013

I went from a Canon 7D to a G5 and GH3 and not going back. I also have an older EPL2 that I use.

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In reply to Steve, Mar 29, 2013

I've made the round trip, m43 to DSLR and now coming back to m43. I'm keeping my Sony a57 but loving the G5 more each day, especially with the great Pany 100-300 lens attached.

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In reply to Setter Dog, Mar 29, 2013

me, i'm about to come full-circle.  i changed from DSLR to m4/3 due to wrist injury, stuck with m4/3 for a while and liked a lot about it, then sold my stuff and got a sony NEX 5r.  i'm not loving it, and am now considering what smallish m4/3 camera to get to replace my canon sx260 as a carry around - and will probably either get a larger m4/3 camera with more features or a canon SL1 in a couple months.

i really did miss the lenses and features of my GF1 and G3 - the sony may well have manual movie control and a larger sensor, but it just doesn't have the fun factor for me.  it also doesn't have the lens selection.  i REALLY miss my 45-200 lens!

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In reply to Steve, Mar 29, 2013

I've been there a lot. If I just buy that new driver I'll drop 3 strokes. We live at a time when so much great photographic equipment is available. Getting and trying new gear is fun. But most of us would be much better off focusing on photography than changing systems. And I will say that there is certain gear that is either necessary or very helpful in some situations.

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In reply to Steve, Mar 29, 2013

Why not use the best tool for the job?

Why is 'moving' mandatory and using both systems impossible?

When you add in compacts / phones, that's a third option.

I use all 3.

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In reply to Mahmoud Mousef, Mar 30, 2013

Mahmoud Mousef wrote:

Why not use the best tool for the job?

Why is 'moving' mandatory and using both systems impossible?

When you add in compacts / phones, that's a third option.

I use all 3.

Nobody is saying that you have to switch, and if you have the means to keep multiple systems, more power to you. I sold my 7D and most of my Canon lenses when I got my first OM-D last April, but kept my 5D Mark II and 24-70 2.8L, just in case. However, it quickly became clear that circumstances that actually required the Canon gear on my professional jobs were pretty much nonexistent, so there was no reason to keep it. I sold it off and bought a second OM-D, and haven't looked back.

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In reply to Steve, Mar 30, 2013

Serious photographers have both.

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Alex Notpro wrote:

Serious photographers have both.

Some not so serious photographers too

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Alex Notpro wrote:

Serious photographers have both.

Don't agree.


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In reply to Steve, Mar 30, 2013

Since 2008, I don't feel the need of any DSLR. And I do some pro work. Micro 4/3 and Panasonic Lumix please me a lot. (could be Olympus too)


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In reply to Steve, Mar 30, 2013

Got an old Canon Rebel, just to try. It sits in a drawer. Got a GF2, it also sits in a drawer. Too clunky, low ISO. Got an E-PL1...it's a keeper, just love it. Got a G1 yesterday...very very promising, love the EVF.

Have NEX-3 and 5R keepers. Lots of Canon owners are defecting to APS-C, too.

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In reply to captura, Mar 30, 2013

I thought I will be pretty happy with a m4/3 system considering all the ooh and aahs I heard about its image quality. OK so its a step up from old trusty Nikon D50 but now that I have a D800E somehow I am just not satisfied by its image quality. BTW I own a GX1, 25 1.4, 14 2.5 and the kit lens. So the GX1 is now mostly used for family vacations and casual shooting which anyway was its primary objective.

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In reply to Steve, Mar 30, 2013

I'm switching from a Canon 5D Mark III w/ 3 L lenses to OMD and (mostly) Panasonic lenses.

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