X-E1 or OM-D?

Started Nov 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Franzl Regular Member • Posts: 105
X-E1 or OM-D?

I post this question both on the MFT and the Fuji X forum.

I currently own 2 camera’s:

OLY E-5 with OLY 7-14 and PannyLeica 14-150. Use: Architecture and hiking.

Like: Handling; IQ up to ISO 800, build, Lens quality; 14-150 range. Is a perfect Travel combi.

Dislike: Images over ISO 800, weight when hiking. (with 14-150)

Fuji X100. Use: street and indoor people photography

Like: non-intimidating, “stealthy” camera, JPG’s, IQ with auto ISO to 3200, auto WB (much better than Oly’

Dislike:  AF; quality of EVF; need wider focal spread with at least a wide and a portrait lens.

I owned both E1 and E3, for years, but want to discontinue my FT gear because lack of Future in FT.

I already sold my oly 50-200, 50, and 12-60 and my  25mm pannyleica,

I really would like 1 system which can do it all: both travel and people photography

Contemplating on:

OM-D with 12/2.0; 25/1.4; 45/1.8, 20/1.7? and a travelzoom, oly 14-150 or pany 14-140

X-E1 with 14/2.8; 23/1.4; 35/1.4; 56/1.4 and the 18/55 F4 zoom although this is a little short on the long end. (maybe with the additional 55-200 zoom, although I really don’t like switching lenses when hiking)

I am certain either system will fulfill 90-95% of my requirements.

My doubts:

EVF quality on both OM-D and X-E1

(I owned a Minolta A2, perfect travel bridge camera with 28-200 mm equivalent lens, but  bought the E-1 because the EVf was IMO not good enough, Use the X-100 99% OVF, )

Is OM-D IQ good enough at ISO 6400

Is AF on X-E1 much improved over X100 with latest firmware.

I would appreciate your thoughts and alternatives.

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Regards, FranZ
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