Contituation of the Versatility thread

Started Apr 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au
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Re: Advice for the thread starter

olliess wrote:

Mjankor wrote:

eg: FF user is going for a hike. They decide to take a 24-70f2.8 and a 70-200f2.8.

Their M4/3s using buddy going with them takes a 12-35f2.8, a 24-70f2.8, a 25mm f1.4, a 60mm macro, a 75-300, a fisheye, a flash and their lunch.

Now who's more versatile?

Terrible example. The FF lenses are 2 full stops ahead of the m4/3 lenses in equivalent aperture and match the 25/1.4 prime (but they zoom). You can substitute a 70-200/4 and still be ahead, or use even slower variable-aperture zooms and maintain equivalency. I admit that I don't know what you'd find to match the 75-300/4.8-6.7 m/4.3 zoom (f/9.6-13.4 equivalent!) on the FF side .

I thought that was actually a good example. M4/3s users generally know that they won't match FF in IQ. The compensation for that is that they get to take more toys. Thats the trade off.

Balancing IQ with the requirements of mobility and focal range is the whole point.

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