Which sensor size will be extinct in 10-15 years?

Started May 8, 2014 | Polls thread
bofo777 Senior Member • Posts: 1,298
Re: Misfire

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

Bhima78 wrote:

I don't see why you think that as people will realize once they buy into an APS-C system, they aren't getting any size advantage even if they go Mirrorless since the lenses are basically the same size as a full frame lens.

Not really. The cameras are often lighter and smaller and a lot of the lenses are lighter as well. The question to ask is whether or not M43 is retaining it's distinctive of small and light and I think the answer is no. When you have gargantuan beasts like Olympus and Panasonic just came out with, it's a wonder to me. And if you compare A7 and A7r to M43, you start to wonder.

No really it isn't. Stop looking at the body, and start adding lenses to it. Here, I'll start: A very popular lens for wedding photography is a 70-200 2.8 lens. It gives the photographer alot of control and can be out of the way of the actual party. Lets see... what does Sony have on offer in terms of performance size and weight:

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens

Filter Thread 72 mm

Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.15 x 6.89" (80 x 175 mm)

Weight 29.63 oz (840 g)

Now... m4/3

Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 OIS Lens (70-200mm equiv)

Filter Thread 58 mm

Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 3.9" (6.86 x 9.91 cm)

Weight 12.7 oz (360 g)

This lens is almost 1/3 the size and weight of that Sony, and it allows you to actually shoot at a lower ISO since its f2.8 instead of f4. If you want me to go down the list with you on the size difference of the system instead of just looking at the bodies, I'd be happy to do that... or you could just check it out for yourself.

Actually, m43 does not have a lens that can match Sony/Canon 70-200/4G. These FF lenses are actually good size for wedding/portraiture. An equivalent lens in m43 format would be: 35-100/2... does not exist.

Yes it does... it is called the Olympus SHG 35/100 2.0 4/3 lens that works very will with the EM-1…still very sharp at 2.0 and wonderful bokeh and I make sure to use it when doing Weddings….

To match a FF 70-200/2.8, you would need a 35-100/1.4 lens on m43. All that m43 can boast right now is: 35-100/2.8, with manages FOV and DOF control of 70-200/5.6 FF lens while costing as much as 70-200/4.

Another popular lens for weddings/portraits? An 85mm f/1.4-1.8, on FF format. Forget m43, even APSc comes close only to 85/1.8 (Fuji 56/1.2). There is an expensive ($1600) lens that tries: equates to, 85mm f/2.4

and the Olympus  SHG 14/35 2.0 4/3 lens is the other great lens that can be used with EM-1 in Weddings that can match or better the lenses you describe particularly in sharpness and contrast…..

I think you should stick with pushing "but m43 can be like a superzoom camera with great optical reach for less". But then, that won't stop someone from suggesting... hey, 1" sensor would be even better!

 bofo777's gear list:bofo777's gear list
Olympus E-1 Olympus E-5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD +8 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow