Having trouble picking 2nd camera. Considering D800. Need advice.

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
W A Stewart Senior Member • Posts: 1,025
Re: I use both

I use a D800E and an OMD EM1 and an EM5. The latter two with lenses - I mainly use the 12-35mm f/2.8 Panny and 60mm f/2.8 Zuiko macro - are both lighter and easier to handle (that is, both at once) than my Nikon and the 17-35mm Nikkor I typically use.
For many purposes so-called dof control (real control requires movements) should be more, not less dof - for landscapes, macro, documentary, sports, wildlife, so I actually prefer the mFT gear for more magnified views. Also, it is WAY more unobtrusive, even together, and much quieter.

The D800E is an awesome beast, and I love it. But the only downside I see to using both systems is the different ergonomics (even between my two OMDs for heaven's sake).

Of course if what you want is shallow depth of field...

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 +7 more
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