The Pleasures of m4/3

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Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 15,366
The Pleasures of m4/3
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For me the pleasures of using m4/3 runs in 3 directions depending on what kind of photography I am doing:

1. Bodies and lenses with similar capabilities to my previous DSLR gear are smaller and lighter. When I travel the decrease is really appreciated! (The GX7 can do this too.) For example, when I travel I take the following:

  • Olympus E-M10II + ECG-3 grip
  • Olympus E-M10 + ECG-1 grip (I wish both cameras used the same grip because then I would only carry one)
  • 4 batteries and charger (both bodies use same batteries)
  • Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6 II
  • Olympus 9-18mm f4-5.6
  • Olympus 25mm f1.8
  • Olympus 9mm f8 fisheye

2. Then at other times I really love the small, excellent, prime lenses. (The GX7 can do this too.) I take off the ECG-3 grip and mount one of my small lenses (and sometimes carry one or two more in a pocket):

  • Panasonic 14mm f2.5 pancake
  • Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake
  • Olympus 25mm f1.8
  • Olympus 45mm f1.8

3. Then at yet other times I take the grip off and mount the Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ pancake to turn it into a better LX100 of the same size:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57047115

Some people prefer the bigger cameras such as the E-M1, GH4, GX8, and G7 which are always big and are not modular with a removable grip. Maybe they also are usually using the larger f2.8 zooms, 300mm f4, and 100-400mm f4-6.3 which make the most sense on those larger bodies.

The great thing is that there is something for almost everyone!

Henry Richardson
http://www.bakubo.com

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