m3/4 mirrorless vs sony mirrorless

Started Apr 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: m3/4 mirrorless vs sony mirrorless

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Adapting Legacy/FF Lenses: APSc wins unless...

...there is no stabilization in camera or you want small telephoto lenses.

I would say for M43 a 50mm lens becomes a perfect 100mm portrait lens.  Since the GX7 has IS you can shoot at 1/50th easily which is still fast enough for most uses (you can even shoot a 1/20th in many cases too).    My favorite legacy lens is my 58mm F/1.8 which I find perfect for getting intimate shots without getting too close to distract people.  I can't imagine having to be limited to a 1/100th shutter speed in doors.   I also love take pictures and movies of my children at their school events.  Short lenses don't work well and you NEED stabilization for video in these cases.

Some people are happy with only wide angle lenses, but I love telephotos and since Sony makes none (that are small and fast) and doesn't have IS to stabilize legacy lenses, it is not an option for me.

Everyone is different.

I have Sony A-mount camera with in-body stabilization, and a Sony E-mount body with Optical Stabilization. So I am well aware of both systems.

That being said, note that OSS is Sony E-mount term for "optical stabilization":
Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS (15-28 equiv)
Sony 16-70mm f/4 OSS ZA (24-105 equiv)
Sony 70-200mm f/4 OSS G (105-300 equiv)

An optically stabilized 20x zoom range at constant f/4. For primes, most would pick 35mm f/1.8 OSS (normal) and 50mm f/1.8 OSS (portrait). Shorter FL are not stabilized (nor are any Zeiss primes) but again, at these focal lengths, stabilization is the last thing I would care about. Heck, my favorite tele lens on my NEX for less than ideal light conditions for action/sport is Minolta 200mm f/2.8G APO HS... no stabilization needed.

Canon and Nikon have a massive market share with optical stabilization. I am not a video guy though but again, Canon 5D III is widely used and Panasonic's own, GH4 relies on optical stabilization. You would think GH4 would have IBIS?

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