E-M1, C-AF and Sports photography

Started Mar 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: true - but hardly relevant

Brian Wadie wrote:

"A Canon pro camera with a 400 2.8 gives totally different possibilities to isolate the subject and give a tighter, more professional look. That is the professional approach, don't mind the trouble of carrying that large lens, since it is the results that earns your pay"

lets us consider that this hypothetical pro is probably also using something like the 1DX as his body

So, the EM-1 user who has the 75-300 on the front, who is using his / her own money will, with a system costing around 20% of that of the pro's kit will be able to meet something in excess of 90% of their needs (note that nowhere in this thread has it been suggested that the Olympus kit be used for professional sport photography)

When you add in the weight differential between the two kits (Olympus kit is also only around 20% the weight of the canon gear) my question is - you are right in what you say, but so what?

I reacted because it is very common to point out the professionals carrying the huge lenses as some kind of incompetent idiots.

They are dedicated - that what it is about. Sure you can get close to the results with much cheaper, lighter equipment, whether its m43 or APS-C, but not quite.

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