micro 4/3 v APS-C dilemma , leica 25mm 1.4 lens or sony A580 body

Started Jun 15, 2013 | Questions thread
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Alastair E New Member • Posts: 5
micro 4/3 v APS-C dilemma , leica 25mm 1.4 lens or sony A580 body


Looking for the best quality for stills - I can always use the GH2 for video

I have a GH2 and GF3 with 14mm and kit lens

I have an old KM 5d, with minolta 50mm 1.4, KM 17 - 35 2.8 zoom and a nice sony flash.

I have been slightly disappointed with the grain i can see from my micro-4/3 cameras compared to my 10 year old Konica minolta 5d.

Do i get a a55 / a580 body and use my old lenses or go for the leica 25mm and stick with my panasonic bodies?

I have been using the minolta lenses on the GH2 with adapter, but still think i am losing out on quality

however when i looked at DXO scores for the leica lens on the GH2 it gets 20 points, compared to my 1.4 minolta on the A580 only gets about 11 points

I do like small cameras, which is why the A55 appeals to me, but again the a580 gets 80 dxo score which is much better

I think my head might explode, please somebody teach me sense or make my decisions easier

the body (580, 57 or 55) on ebay is likely £320 the lens about £380


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