Tribute to M43 tread!

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
acahaya Senior Member • Posts: 1,174
Re: Tribute to M43 tread!

SlamdunK wrote:

It is very different to say "Seeing pictures on this forum, following other m43 forums and personal experience make me wonder why some people insist they need FF for proffesional use." Like you wrote in your first post in this thread or to say "honestly I believe very few really have a Professional need for FF compared to m43, on the contrary I belive many would benefit from using m43." Like you wrote thi your second post.


The truth is that there are very few amateurs needing FF IQ given the way they are printing or displaying their pictures. But the generalization you made in your first post shows that you lack any knowledge of how a pro works. mst if the time a pro will have different kinds of tools (camera systems) and he will use the tools he needs to get the job done, but not what is overkill. He needs reliable tools with backup and a pro support service. He needs to make sure he won't miss a shot. He will go with the tools he knows best to avoid failing of gear. MFT dn't yet there. Olympus for instance tated clearly Nile launching the E-M5 : it isn't a pro level camera. Panasonic seems to have other ambitions with the GH3, but that lies more with video than with stills.

I belive the m43 toolbox covers most of what a pro need. Pro service? Can pro service help you take better pictures? Is m43 unreliable?

No but imagine you are on a safari in Kenya taking pictures for a customer.

If your cam or a lens fails and you are shooting Canon or Nikon you can call CPS in Nairobi and have a good chance to get replacement equipment flewn in within the next 24 hours.

Additionally with mFT most of your action shots of hunting cheetah and fighting lions will be out of focus (you will have some keepers too but NOT enough) and due to missing fast tele lenses your images will be at higher ISOs than your customer might accept. Plus the 300mm max reach might not be long enough, there is no 1.4 or 2.0 converter and 16MP are too small to crop a lot.

You also won't be able to upload your images to most agencies unless you are already well known there because the E-M5 very often  is not in the list of accepted cameras.

Same is true for olympic games and other sports events, ......

Some pros could easily cover everything they need with mFt but for sure not all of them.

Pros sell pictures, it is not much more complicated than that. D800 will not help you take better pictures compared to m43 is my argument, exept for huge prints. I have made large prints myself with m43, it looks very good.

I'm printing A1 but honestly when i compare one of my A1 prints with a similar one shot with a D800 i can clearly see a difference regarding resolution. Doesn't mean that my E-M5 A1prints are not very good but there are better options available.

FF is nothing more than decadence for most pros.

No, it is simply very often the best tool for the job, the tool the customer requires, the tool they already own including high quality glass.

Don't get me wrong, mFT has matured and with the latest sensors is very well able to cover the needs of many pros and amateurs. But you still make a trade going lightweight instead of going for best available IQ and/or reliable C-AF.

Rant OFF, i love mFT and my back loves it even more

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