EM1 better than Sony A7(as a System)?

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Neurad1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,487
Re: EM1 better than Sony A7(as a System)?

ianbrown wrote:

Like many I have a real dilemma about which one to buy?

I had an EM1 for a week and when I found out the A7 was about to be launched I sold the EM1, however after thinking long and hard about the two cameras I am starting to think that the lens options on the EM1 are swaying my decision, but can I resist the FF.

I mainly do Landscape and travel and I have been used to FF cameras in the past but really want to reduce the size where I can but without reducing IQ too much?

The upside of the A7 is purely IQ because DOF is not a priority for me but ISO does also give me about 2 stops advantage?

The lens options (for me) are limited, as I would only have the 28-70 which is not really wide enough and 3.5 - 5.6 is pretty slow. I know there is a 24-70 f4 available in about 3 months but even so it's not that fast and starting to get heavier! The Telephoto is also another issue, only a 70-200 which will be quit heavy and not available until May 2014.

I know you can use other lenses but that involves adaptor sand loss of AF etc

The EM1 does have some advantages, mainly lens selection. But just how much IQ does it sacrifice?

I already have a Panasonic 35-100 f 2.8 which is a pretty good lens

Anyone else have this dilemma ?


I understand your pain. This whole GAS thing is a product of the "interwebs" and our desk jobs that allow surfing while at work. We spend more time reading and thinking about gear (and to a lesser degree about actual photography) than doing photography. It's just the way it is for most of us. It's hard to avoid the thought that a better camera will make us a better photographer, but it just isn't so. I was out shooting this weekend and realized that I was making reallystupid rookie errors (keeping ISO too low in poorly lit situations leading to excessively long exposures and blurred images, or using a stupidly small aperture and paying with diffraction, etc, etc.). Getting out and shooting, then thinking about your shots and learning from your mistakes is 95% of the job. The quality of your equipment pales by comparison.

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