Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread Forum Pro • Posts: 11,904
Re: Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost

This is my thoughts, and what I'd buy if I chose to go with FF.

I'm not trying to build equivalent systems. My priorities are focal length, but not equivalence. I've never had an issue with DoF on m4/3s. I'm also not going to choose the cheapest FF, but rather one that represents good value and qualities that I like. Don't forget, if I'm going to go with FF, I'd expect a pretty significant image quality improvement over m4/3s, so getting an obsolete FF is not an option.

So m4/3s (Prices all come from Teds cameras (Australia)

Current medium kit

OM-D + 12-50 kit $1400

75-300 $600

60mm Macro $600

Total $2600

Total weight 1.2KG

FF kit

Nikon D600 + 24-105 VR $3200

Sigma 150-500 $1100

Sigma 105mm Macro $800

Total $5100

Total weight 3.9kg

The only thing I'm iffy about is the Nikon D600. Nikon have had a field day with dirty sensors lately. Canon is an alternative, but I find their cameras to be insidiously boring and I don't like Sony's lens options.'s gear's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 +8 more
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