Thinking of swapping from MFT to full DSLR - Advice?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
jquagga Contributing Member • Posts: 616
Re: Thinking of swapping from MFT to full DSLR - Advice?

You are allowed to have more than one camera system.  I have a GF5 and I have a Nikon D5100.  I use them for different things.  But I don't think that DSLR lenses are any super bargins compared to m43 lenses.  Oh you can find cheaper DSLR lenses, but they're often built cheaper.  Of course there's also a larger pool of 3rd party manufacturers and that helps a lot.

Macro is a notable weak spot in m43 to me though.  The Oly 60 or the Panny 45 are extremely expensive.  My DSLR has a "macro" (but not a real 1:1 macro) standard zoom on it that gets me far closer than the Panny X lens.

On the other hand, the DSLR kit is bigger and heavier than the m43 kit by far.  It needs a bag to transport; my m43 camera goes in my pockets.  Often times I decide before I go out if I want to carry the bag o' gear or not.

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