Cancelled my E-M1 order

Started Sep 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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boggis the cat Veteran Member • Posts: 6,324
Re: The question is not in price, the question is if you need it ..

Sergey_Green wrote:

boggis the cat wrote:

The D800 is US$2800 on B&H Photo (includes a $200 rebate), vs. US$1400 for the E-M1. Then you have to put very high-end lenses on the D800 to get the best out of it.

You'd be looking at paying at least twice the price and have a system at least twice as heavy and much larger. That is the trade-off.

But that is the same as buying lenses for the same system. The same focal length will double-triple in cost if it is only a stop faster. Say you like f/5.6 lenses instead of f/2.8 lenses, nothing's wrong with it, but I am not sure I can relate to it. Personally I would find the first rather boring, even though it is lighter and easier to carry. Multiply this by few, and you get quite a price difference.

And the same goes for the camera. If you look further than good-enough, it is not difficult to see that 36mpx FF is not the same as 16mpx FT. There goes your price.

It comes down to whether a smaller, less expensive, system will do what you need.

(I think that was your point.)

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