I do get fed up of reading "MFT can't do this or that..."

Started May 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Louis_Dobson Forum Pro • Posts: 27,454
I do get fed up of reading "MFT can't do this or that..."

and then finding the chap is talking about a GF1 or whatever.

There's someone here saying that MFT is useless for shooting models, the AF, frame rate, card writing, DR etc are all below par. He knows this because he tried... with a GF!

This would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic.

Now I have the GF1's close relative here, the G1 (a GF1 with a VF). It was a lovely little camera in it's day, and second hand still very capable of travel photography or backing up a big dSLR or whatever.

But it bears no resemblance to an OM-D whatever!

Pick up a G1 to shoot, and it will grind amiably into focus, and fire a few leisurely frames before the buffer fills, and then you wait for it to write slowly to card. Drop the files into the PC and they are OK, although not very high res, and if you move the sliders very far they fall apart.

That's why when I had a G1 for travel photography, I also had a D3 for serious use.

Now pick up an OM-D. The focus is blazingly fast, it shoots at 9fps for as long as I have ever wanted to hold down the button, and the buffer clears straight away. Drop the files into the PC and you can grossly abuse them.

That's why I no longer have a D3, nor use a G1.

M4/3 is a format. The cameras within it are all very different.

 Louis_Dobson's gear list:Louis_Dobson's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +7 more
Nikon D3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
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