MFT vs Mirrorless

Started Apr 7, 2018 | Discussions thread
khunpapa
khunpapa Senior Member • Posts: 2,019
Re: MFT vs Mirrorless

lds2k wrote:

Why go to a MFT when today's APC mirrorless camera body and lens combination are the same size or smaller than the current high performance MFT?

Background: Once upon a time MFT was the answer to the bulkiness of APC/FX DSLRs with their flapping mirror boxes that significantly contributed to the size of the camera and the size of the attached lenses. I started with MFT in 2012 with the Olympus EM 5 and although it produces terrific images I used it less and less. I originally went to MFT because I got tired of lugging around my Nikon D800 for day to day shooting. As it turned out I used the Nikon for special occasions. As someone said in this forum you don't see MFT at the Olympics.

Then along came the serious mirrorless camera by SONY (I think). The camera was much smaller and the physics of lens design made many of the lenses smaller as well. However, over time this advantage started to diminish as mirrorless camera lenses got faster and faster (f2.8, f4).

Then came the current crop of mirrorless APC camera and lenses and once again the size is as good or better than the current MFT offerings.

So, Why go to a MFT when today's APC mirrorless camera body and lens combination are the same size or smaller than the current high performance MFT?

I might go apsc or ff IF there is equivalent weight/size system, with bright f/stop as the primary concern, to my business travelling package.

EM1 (main) + EM5 (backup) + epm2* (casual/grand dinner event)

12-35/2.8 + 35-100/2.8 + 75-300 + 7.5fe + 14/2.5* +20/1.7* + 25/1.4 + 45/1.8* + 60/2.8macro

I carry this whole system with me while travelling on the plane. Fear of loading. The total still has spare weight for clothes and etc.

Is there apsc or ff system on the market that conforms to my need?

* use with epm2 in the events which i am the honorable guest, not the hired photograpgher.

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