On the apparent upcoming high end OMD that will "dub" as the 4/3rds hybrid

Started Aug 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
windsprite Senior Member • Posts: 2,497
Re: Why was it successful?

bobn2 wrote:

Thomas Kolenich wrote:

Eric, two and a half years ago I bought a D3 with 85 F1.4 lens for portraits. Of course the D3 is a monster to handle, but the combo delivers.

Interesting choice. I'm wondering why you didn't go for the D700, which would have been just as good as the D3 in this application, without being a monster to handle. In fact, much the same size as the E5.

It depends.  Most people here would be shocked to learn that if you attach a HLD-4 battery grip, as many people do, the E-3/E-5 is virtually identical in size and weight to the D3 ... yet I have never once seen the Oly pro bodies described as "monsters" or anything similar.   In addition, the D3 handles much better because it has a high-quality integrated grip, while the Oly one frankly is not very good at all in comparison.

If you put the 35-100 on an Oly pro body with HLD-4, the total result is a little larger and heavier than a 70-200/2.8 on a D3.

OTOH, if you put a battery grip on a D700, then it becomes larger and heavier than a D3 or Oly pro body with HLD-4, though not by a whole lot.


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