Any current/former EM5 or EM1 owners considering a switch to XT-1?

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
drcPhoto
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Re: Any current/former EM5 or EM1 owners considering a switch to XT-1?

dadaoftwo wrote:

I am a current EM5 owner, but have been reluctant to pay the premium for an EM1 as I don't consider it to be much of an upgrade - specifically, the lack of AF-C.

As my nickname suggests, I am a father of two, and have been really frustrated at not being able to take those photos of my kids running towards me with the delirious smile plastered all over their faces as only kids can when they're running. I've had to be content with taking running shots from the side as then I have more time to focus and manually track their lateral runs. But these shots are often disappointing as the smiles just aren't captured - any attempt at using AF-C (or C-AF) has been a disaster on my EM5!

But now comes the XT-1, and it's weather-sealed, and although lacking in stabilisation, Fuji has lenses which have OIS. But the biggest plus, a (seemingly) working AF-C function!

Is there anyone here who has switched camps from EM5 to any of the X-Series cameras? What other factors do I need to consider? The price points between the EM1 and XT-1 are quite similar too!

I certainly had to study and review both the E-M1 and the XT-1 for quite a while before I added a second camera body.  Both cameras had some exceptionally strong appeal and reasons for choosing them.  In the end, I had to opt for the E-M1 instead of  the many reasons the X-T1 might a great purchase.  My decision was dictated by the many great lenses I already owned that only worked on MFT cameras.  It would have meant buying all "additional" expensive  lenses and the camera body itself too.  Not an inexpensive process as I have already found with the substantial investment I already have presently.  Not to mention then having to carry potentially two bodies and plus two different sets of lenses when I go out.

Someday I many own and use the XT-1, it has an exceptional amount of appeal and reasons for using it, but unfortunately that day hasn't happened as yet.  I will just have to wait --- and save.

Dale

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