Buying new camera (set) and choice between two m4/3 and FF

Started Jan 16, 2014 | Questions thread
Melbourne Park Senior Member • Posts: 2,683
Re: Buying new camera (set) and choice between two m4/3 and FF

I own an EM-5, but also, I own a 25mm Panasonic "Sumilux" F1.4 lens; a 45mm Olympus m43 F/1.8 lens; an Olympus m43 75mm F/1.8 lens' a 12mm Olympus m43 lens.

Very obviously, no one would use an Olympus or Panasonic m43 zoom lens if they wanted shallow depth of field. One has to use fast primes. Which are also quite compact on mFT.

What one needs to do, is work out the difference between m43 lens depth of fields, and the FF alternatives.

If bulk is an issue, then m43 and primes can provide effective shallow depth of field - and also have clean edges too (although with shallow depth of field poor edges may not matter).

If larger, bulkier lenses are not a problem, then FF sensors make much more sense.

I have also used an A7 and A7r, and found both focused very slowly indeed, and there was a time gap between shutter press and actuation. Hopefully, that situation will change. Maybe ...

I also know an owner of an A7, however is a Pro film maker and photographer ... and he says the A7r - which he owns - is a good landscape camera. But not good for anything else.

He also says Sony cameras always have poor ergonomics and joke software. While that is his opinion, it's something that creates a bit of caution for me ... I suspect if Canon brought out a mirrorless FF camera this year, it would be the big seller ...

azoele wrote:

... The E-M1 is a terrific camera, but the combination of slow speeds (f2.8 for the zoom) and short focal lengths (12-40, for example) mean huge DOF most of the time... sometimes it's very useful, but if what you're after is isolation capability, then m4/3s is certainly a no go.

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Olympus E-1 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Sony Alpha a7R II Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 +7 more
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