still torn between m43 and Full Frame systems

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Steve_ Senior Member • Posts: 2,869
valid points

It's true that the best of the m43 sensors, typified by the GH3 and 16mp Olys, are noisy compared to the better full frame and even APS-C solutions. Sensor size does matter. This presents more of a technical challenge to the m43 user intent on producing the best image quality possible, as one must stay at low ISO and postprocessing becomes more or an issue. Not that I've mastered it.

It's also true that hauling around a FF camera and a 70-200/2.8 just isn't happening for me, having a (really) bad back. But I can carry my E-M5 along with the Panasonic 7-14, 12-35, 35-100, and 25/1.4 lenses fairly easily. I end up assembling a complete system (that's just my carry bag) no matter the platform, so systems I could only carry a piece or two of regardless of the inherent IQ stopped making sense.

This current generation of m43 sensors brought performance to the level where I sold my Pentax kit, and hopefully the next will make the choice easy for full frame users such as yourself as well.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH +13 more
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