Sold my DSLR and just got GM1

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
AndyMulhearn Contributing Member • Posts: 534
Re: GM1 is an addiction

Lumixdude wrote:

AndyMulhearn wrote:

Lumixdude wrote:

As for the rest, I'm pretty sure you just came here to troll so I'm going to be placing you on my ignore list if I get any more inane social commentary...

So you're answer to the question "Would you care to elaborate on what the GM1 can do that many DSLRs can't?" is to first not answer the question and then accuse me of trolling when I react negatively to your almost completely pointless response.

Feel free to add me to your ignore list, it's pretty clear than you add no value to this conversation so I'd not want you to bother reading anything I say.

I answered your question, I stated it can't fit in your pocket and then I stated the law of diminishing returns, and then I stated you have an expensive camera and that you don't have a lot of short lenses so you're not taking full advantage of what you have anyway.

So just to be clear, I questioned the statement "It is a solid tiny camera that does more than many DSLRs."

And the one thing it does that many DSLRs can't do, is fit in a person's pocket. Is that the full extent of the things it does better?

This I cannot make any clear.

The GM1 as with other µ4/3 cameras have there limitations obviously, I'm not living in fairy land here. I am a realist, but I am also aware of how very good Micro Four Thirds now is as a standard.

Actually I've never said that m4/3 isn't a good format. Until recently I owned a GX1 with a decent collection of lenses. All of which I stopped using when I got my 600D and then 7D and then used in part-exchange for a 400L. Unfortunately the image quality of the GX1 was nowhere near as good as that of the 7D despite being a much more recent generation.

I then countered your question

I stated saying yes it can't be a 7D, however it can do just about as well as a 1D MKIII and get close enough to a 5D MKI in most tasks that it's really not funny AND on those grounds it's a really good camera that produces really good images when you take into account its limitations.

I think part of your problem is you don't realise that the 1D and 5D of those generations are not equivalent cameras. the GM1 may be ably to match the 5D in some ways but in ultimate image quality, the 5D will probably shade it. In terms of the kind of things you would use a 1D mk III for, sport and wildlife, there's no competition.

I then stated a straight forward question.

IF it can do all of this and come pretty close to cameras that are well and truly beyond what the majority of people are using, then why does it need to do something that your 7D does anyway?

Because, as I clearly stated and you clearly didn't read, what I use my 7D for is something the GM1 is not suited to doing.

I then stated

There is a very real concept that should exist in the heads of any reasonably intelligent person called the law of diminishing returns.

Perhaps you should look up this concept called the law of diminishing returns.

Perhaps you shouldn't try to second guess the knowledge of someone posting on a forum and address what they say not what you think they've said.

It's why most people don't waste money on expensive crap they don't actually need. It's not my fault though if I cannot get through to you and you decide to spend excessive amounts of money on things you may not otherwise need.

To reiterate what I said earlier on the off chance you might actually read and understand it:

"As for my needing a 7D, well that wasn't the question but anyway, I shoot a lot of wildlife, mainly BIF, and combined with a 400L the 7D is a very good piece of kit for what I do."

A 7D and 400L is not excessive amounts of money for what I do. And yet strangely I'm looking at switching to a 1D mk III for the improved IQ and AF; the 1Dx being way out of my reach and then I'm nor sure I'd be able to use it to it's full potential.

So what CAN'T the 7D do... It can't be lugged around all day without it soon appearing as though to be a boat anchor, and no I'm not rich enough to have a camera sherpa either.

I use a Joby strap on my 7D/400L and have no such problem. Really, this weight thing is massively overdone.

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