questions from a Micro Four Thirds user

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Flat view
Alex Notpro
Alex Notpro Contributing Member • Posts: 995
questions from a Micro Four Thirds user

Lately there have been some postings on the Micro Four Thirds forums touting a new Fuji mirrorless system. Those postings were short on details and anyway off-topic in that forum, so I'm posting here in the hopes of finding more info.

Can someone guide me in figuring out what combination of Fuji gear could potentially replace or come close to replacing my current Olympus/Panasonic system? I am not going to run to the store and replace it tomorrow. But I like to know what my options are, and I also often advise friends and family on their camera purchases. My current system requirements consist of:

  • One large body (focus on ergonomics and usability) - Olympus E-M1 with grip, bounce flash and external/umbrella flash capabilities for studio use, plus on-sensor PDAF for photographing airplanes in low-level flight (I do this twice a year)
  • One pocketable body - Olympus PEN E-PM2, no EVF, no flash, for maximum portability - fits in a jacket pocket with a pancake lens or bodycap and larger lens in the other pocket
  • One "Henri Cartier Bresson equivalent" lens - 50mm FOV and f/2.8 DOF
  • One fast prime pancake - 40mm f/3.4 equivalent
  • An UWA zoom - 14-28mm - for interior shots - this is a must-have, I shoot rental apartments from time to time
  • A 180-degree fisheye (manual focus ok)
  • A lightweight all-purpose travel zoom - 28-300 equiv and weighing 280 grams is what I have now
  • An indoor event zoom (24-80 equiv with f/5.6 DOF and f/2.8 flash power)
  • One super telephoto w/ 600mm equivalent reach (for daytime use - I have f/11 at long end now)
  • One classic portrait lens - 85mm f/2.8 equiv DOF or faster (currently have f/2.4 equiv)
  • One macro lens capable of filling the frame with a quarter (american $0.25 coin)
  • I'm a coffee drinker with shaky hands. All lenses must have image stabilization when mounted to the camera (I currently have IBIS but would be fine without it if all lenses have OIS)
  • Must-have camera color profiles built-in to Lightroom 5.3. Got sick of "Adobe Standard" colors.
  • Camera must support uncompressed RAW (unlike Sony A7)

Does the above exist in the Fuji system? What are the camera models I should look into? Are there specific designations for the lens mounts (X-Mount, T-Mount, ?)?


 Alex Notpro's gear list:Alex Notpro's gear list
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 Sony Alpha a7 Sony a5100 Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS +4 more
Olympus E-M1 Olympus PEN E-PM2 Sony Alpha a7
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
Flat view
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow