Canon 5D/100-400L IS vs. Panasonic GF1/45-200

Started Jan 16, 2010 | Discussions thread
Diane B Forum Pro • Posts: 20,700
Re: not fair

What the 5D is great at is high ISO shots--and better DR. I have one, I have a G1 and GF1. I have shot with the 5D over 4 years and love it--but now I love my m4/3rds and shoot a lot more with them (having had the G1 now for 13 mos.). I deal with ;the compromises when needed--or I carry the 5D--but I never owned the 100-400 because I don't shoot a lot of tele--and I suspect I don't shoot a lot of tele (I have the 70-200 f/4L) BECAUSE the big tele lens are so blooming big and heavy LOL. I may shoot more with my 45-200--we'll see LOL.

I think this was a fair comparison in normal conditions. For those shooting in extreme conditions, you know what you need. But--the point is most of us don't. I shot with my 5D commercially (and the 20D before it) so I know the camera well and expected to upgrade to the 5DII. Now--I won't. I'm not selling off my Canon gear either--there are times, but they are getting fewer and further between.

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