V1/V2 vs OM-D E-M10 (take 2)

Started Apr 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Not to mention all those great fast M4/3 prime lenses

dougjgreen1 wrote:

Once you stop down to f8 or more, you're in the land of diffraction, with either of these systems.

Anything above f5.6 on N1 is diffraction limited. Anything above f8 on mFT is diffraction limited. You can have the same wide DOF with both systems.

The advantages for Nikon 1 are, much smaller, much lighter, and $700 left in your bank account.

Much smaller? Hahahaha! E-M10 + 45/1.8 vs V1 and 32mm? Is the Oly much larger and more expensive? No.

And if you don't care about that size advantage, you should be using something bigger than Micro 4/3 in any case.


Your claims that the Nocticron suddenly makes m4/3 cameras superior to APS-C cameras in this regard are, quite simply, erroneous. And I am a Micro 4/3 user.

I'm not claiming that the Nocti lens in particular is making mFT competitive, what I'm saying is that there are more options on the mFT front, than there are in any system except full frame.

And in case of portrait lenses with good DOF control, mFT is better than any APSC system.

In the sense that in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

That would be the case, if mFT was only better than N1. but it is also better than NEX, Nikon DX and Canon APSC in many situations regarding DOF. If you don't want to pay for the capability, that's your decision, but saying that it is not possible, is simply untrue.

That's simply untrue - The New Nikkor 85mm f1.8 AF-S is quite good.

On FF it is. On APSC, not so much. It is a good lens, but not in the same class as the Nocticron and Fuji 56/1.2. And excellent IQ cost money.

Or you could use the 50mm f1.4 AF-S which is an effective 75mm on APS-C.

Which is one of the weakest 50/1.4 on the market. So no wonder that it is cheap.

In any case, if you really need very shallow DOF, Micro 4/3 is almost as wrong a system for you as Nikon 1 is.

I don't think so.

It's also bigger, and again, has MORE DOF than the 85mm lens on APS-C. For double the price.

You keep insisting on the 85/1.8, which has a much cheaper build than the Nocti, has no stabilization, has a different FL, and has weaker IQ...

No, it'a an ALMOST as good but twice as expensive choice.

In most ways it is better.

D5200 and 85mm f1.8 AF-S. I already said so. BTW, a MUCH lower price.

So as an example you are using a cheap and discontinued DSLR model, to prove that your price argument is right? I bought the E-M10, and there is no way that I would ever consider an underspec'd DLSR, with a terribly tinny VF, like the D5200. If your point is to push the price as far down as possible, then why don't you use a cheapo mFT camera to compare it with? Add to that the cost of the Voigt 42.5 and see which one is better?

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