Any current/former EM5 or EM1 owners considering a switch to XT-1?

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
teddoman
teddoman Senior Member • Posts: 2,263
Re: Any current/former EM5 or EM1 owners considering a switch to XT-1?

dadaoftwo wrote:

I am a current EM5 owner, but have been reluctant to pay the premium for an EM1 as I don't consider it to be much of an upgrade - specifically, the lack of AF-C.

As my nickname suggests, I am a father of two, and have been really frustrated at not being able to take those photos of my kids running towards me with the delirious smile plastered all over their faces as only kids can when they're running. I've had to be content with taking running shots from the side as then I have more time to focus and manually track their lateral runs. But these shots are often disappointing as the smiles just aren't captured - any attempt at using AF-C (or C-AF) has been a disaster on my EM5!

But now comes the XT-1, and it's weather-sealed, and although lacking in stabilisation, Fuji has lenses which have OIS. But the biggest plus, a (seemingly) working AF-C function!

Is there anyone here who has switched camps from EM5 to any of the X-Series cameras? What other factors do I need to consider? The price points between the EM1 and XT-1 are quite similar too!

Have you considered going with 2 systems? I'm in a similar boat, and I've realized that I can use Fuji for most all regular photography if I want to. The DSLR right now mainly has the clear advantage with fast action. Theoretically I could sell most of my DSLR lenses and just keep the 35mm for shooting the kids.

Since you're invested in m4/3, perhaps DSLR + 35mm almost as a fixed lens camera would meet 90% of your need for AFC. As kids get older, add DSLR telephoto for sports etc.

Sort of a nontraditional approach, but I guess it helps avoid having to find the perfect single system that does everything.

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