Cautiously looking into m4/3 system

Started Jun 5, 2014 | Questions thread
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Antony John Senior Member • Posts: 1,251
Cautiously looking into m4/3 system

I have a Nikon D600 which I'm very happy with but would like a smaller, lighter camera to just grab when the need arises (e.g. when on outings not specifically for photographic purposes or business trips etc).

Not having had the opportunity to use m4/3 cameras and lenses I'm not entirely sure if the IQ will meet my expectations (which may be more than actual needs).

Having a lot of Nikon glass I'd like a camera that I can use for more reach (i.e. the '2X crop factor' of m4/3) with an adapter. Using moderately long Nikon glass (e.g. 300 F4) in camera stabilization is high on the agenda.

So I am considering the EM1, EM5 or EM10 because of IBIS to which I need to add a lens - prime or zoom.

The kit zooms don't appear to be (that) highly rated so I guess that the kits are out and I'd have to get a separate body and lens.

To get a reasonable feel for what Olympus m4/3 has to offer IRO image quality, stabilization and AF accuracy what combination of body and lens would be recommended whilst attempting to limit the initial outlay?

Try/return or rental is not an option in my location - neither is reselling really.

Of course I might just be making a mountain out of a molehill, be perfectly happy with the m4/3 system and just wade right in and get the EM1 and 12-40 F2.8 (or a couple of primes)

BTW, I understand that I cannot expect FF performance such as DOF, high ISO noise, DR etc. from m4/3


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