12 questions on the Olympus OM-D/ Lumix GH3 - before I take the 4/3 plunge

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Questions thread
sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,818
The 17 pound question

ken henke wrote:

With the new 7100, I'm at a crossroads now of deciding whether to stay the course with Nikon or move to a new system. My most important reason for wanting to change are weight and cost. I certainly noticed last summer trying to carry that 17 extra lbs of camera gear backpacking is not enjoyable!

First of all, I don't understand why you would need 17 pounds of gear, even with a Nikon DSLR system.

Nikon 5200: weighs 1.22 lbs.

Nikon 16-85mm DX lens: 17.1 oz.

Extra battery: practically nothing.

So you see, you can go backpacking with Nikon gear and it will only weigh less than 2.5 pounds.

So the question is why do you need to carry so much camera cr*p to go backpacking. Are you some sort of professional nature photographer?

Last time I went hiking, I took ONLY the 14-42mm II kit lens, and I took this photo:

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