How many systems do you own?

Started Feb 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gravi
Gravi Senior Member • Posts: 1,546
Re: Why do you feel m43s isn't sufficient?

Mike D wrote:

Just wondering. I'm debating between all my different systems and see that m43s has tons of lenses that are of high quality. Plus with the ability to use M-Mount, there is so much out there too. Is it that the 7D takes care of what the m43s can't at the moment? I do see that.

Hi Mike, give me a m43 200mm f2.8, 300mm f2.8, even 300mm f4 lens with AF and a camera body that can track moving subjects, and I'd consider dropping my canon stuff.

That said, there is one other big issue with m43: I like a big substantial camera on which my big fingers can easily find the buttons while my eye is at the viewfinder. m43 cameras are great for carrying along, much better than my 7D, but when I start shooting there is something about my 7D: it is a workhorse that helps me get the shot, it doesn't get in the way. Fiddling with small buttons, using touchscreen menus, waiting during a screen/EVF blackout, waiting on a full buffer to clear, changing batteries after every 250 images or holding a camera at arms length is less comfortable for me.

But putting a 7D and 17-55mm f2.8 lens in my pocket is also quite a problem

you see, different needs different system. I am however waiting for mirrorless systems to give me enough advantages so I'll accept the disadvantages and drop the second system.

Gravi wrote:
Hi,

I have a Canon 7D with some fast zooms and telelenses, because it is a robust camera that is very responsive and has good continuous AF that can withstand some abuse and rain, and because of the good fast telelens selection that only Canon and Nikon offer. That's my nature and wildlife set.

I have a GF1 (that will be upgraded in the near future) with some lenses for family, friends and travel photography, and as a backup when I am out photographing in nature.

I'd like to have just one system, because that would mean I can fully invest in only one system. Now I am waiting for m43rds (or any other adequate yet portable system) to cover all my needs, but don't see that anytime shortly.

Mike D wrote:

Or maybe cams?

Just wondering if people have their Nikon/Canon main apsc/FF setup plus M43 as well. Anyone have the Nikon 1 system or are looking into also having the Fuji XPro system?

I have an X10 as my compact, X100, and M43rds at the moment. Looking at the XPro1 to be a 'Bigger' and higher IQ system and possibly a new olympus to use my M43rds glass with. But not sure if that's getting overkill to have two interchangeable lens systems. I'm guessing most of us on the forums are addicts to the hobby...
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