Major Gear Overhaul

Started Jan 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
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nekrosoft13 Regular Member • Posts: 451
Major Gear Overhaul

Currently I own 5D III, E-M5 and my girlfriend has 7D, we (mostly me) are planning major gear overhaul. 7D will be sold within a day or two, then the E-M5, with those two cameras I will also be selling my girlfriends Tamron 70-300 VC and Canon EF-S 17-85, plus with some extra cash currently i'm planning to get Sony Alpha 7R with Sony FE 28-70mm and Metabones EF-FE Adapter.

The Sony FE 28-70mm should be sufficient enough for my girlfriend, and Metabones adapter will allow me to still use my Canon glass on the sony.

Another crazy idea is that at later point (a month or two after the a7R) I might consider selling the 5D III and replace it with either 70D or 6D, sale of the 5D III would also allow me to get OM-D E-M1 hopefully with the new 12-40 2.8 Lens.

If I do end up selling the 5DIII, I would replace it with either 70D or 6D (or the 7DMarkII if that ever gets released) I do like the DOF of full frame, but then I also like shotting wildlife, AF in 6D is really lackluster, anyone tried shooting wilflife with 6D? Or would 70D be better fit?

After all of this, we would end up having:

Canon 70D or 6D = still planning to use this for Sports, Wildlife or Race Tracks

Sony Alpha 7R - Mostly for Indoor, portraits, street photography and casual shooting

And Olympus OM-D EM-1 - mostly for indoor, portraits, street photography, casual shooting and maybe some sports and wildlife.

In 5 months we are expecting a new member in the family, so lighter cameras will be good idea. Hence the Alpha 7R and OM-D EM-1.

Reason for all of this is, that i'm fed up waiting for Canon to release a new body that would finally have a new sensor with better dynamic range, more MP and waiting for Canon to take mirrorless seriously. EOS M is a joke.

Current Glass

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ - 2606 photos since April 2013

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM - 316 photos since February 2013

Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - 2800 photos since February 2010

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM - 10110 photos since April 2010

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - 1452 photos since August 2010

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM - 406 since May 2013 (805 with Sigma 70-200 that was replace)

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM - 588 photos since April 2012

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro - 290 photos since March 2011

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM - 3560 photos since May 2011

About the glass:

Olympus 12-50 would be sold with E-M5 and eventually when I get E-M1 would be replaced by 12-40 2.8.

Canon EF 17-40 would stay for now.

Canon EF-S 17-85 will be sold and to be replaced by Sony FE 28-70

Canon EF 24-105 I might replace with Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC

Canon EF 50 I might sell, to get Olympus 17mm

Canon EF 70-200 IS will stay for now

Sigma 85mm I might replace with Sigma 35mm 1.4 and at later point get Canon 85 1.8

Canon EF 100 Macro will be sold to help fund the E-M1 and 12-40 2.8

Canon EF 100-400 I might replace with Tamron 150-600 VC.

Any comments? any suggestions?

 nekrosoft13's gear list:nekrosoft13's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Olympus Tough TG-4 Sony a6500 Sony Alpha a7R III Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM +15 more
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS 7D Olympus E-M1 Sony Alpha a7R
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