Considering going to 4/3 system, some questions

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gary stepic Veteran Member • Posts: 4,898
Considering going to 4/3 system, some questions

Right now I am heavily invested into Sony. I like my a7r3 and will soon be pairing it with the 16-35 2.8 GM lens. I also own the a6500, a6300, 16-70 and 18-135 aps-c lenses. My FE lenses are the 24-105, 70-300, and a couple of primes.

I used to shoot a lot of sports, weddings and portraits. Now I mainly want to do travel photography, mostly photos for the net and sometimes will make 30"x20" canvas prints for my home. I do have a 60"x40" canvas print I would like to be able to replace from time to time.

The main reason I am even considering a micro four thirds system is the pany 100-300 lens. I love the smaller size of this lens. For me this is a fun lens to use. I may want to do a 30"x20 or 16"x20" print using shots with this lens on occasion. I have the Sony 70-300 which is larger and heavier and have considered the 1" sensor RX10 IV for those fun telephoto shots.

I have been looking at cameras and Olympus has not been very active with new models (I am aware Panasonic and Olympus are interchangeable). The DC-GX9 seems like an affordable camera to pair with the 100-300. Image stabilization would be an important factor for any camera pairing up with the 100-300. I would have the Sony a7r3 for those times I want large prints, better dynamic range, and better high iso performance.

I could travel with the Arr3 and 16-35 and Pany DC-GX9 with the 100-300. What is making me think even more about a 4/3 system is maybe there can be work arounds where I can still produce a 60"x40" canvas with just a 4/3rds system. Most prints that size are more panoramic in nature so I could stitch photos together to get a larger file. For those shadowy outdoor scenes in bright sunlight I could do HDR shooting. If I were to go exclusively four thirds I could get a second body with sensor stacking. For travel photography high iso shooting is not a huge concern.

If I did want a complete 4/3 system how good are the Panasonic 24-60 and 8-18 lenses (the 2.8-4.0 versions)? I love the compact size of these lenses. What would be a good body to match with the GX9? Sensor stacking may be a desired feature. I really want to do more videos in the future.

If I make any changes it will be for a June 2020 trip to Slovenia and Croatia so it will be interesting to see what may come out in the next year,


 gary stepic's gear list:gary stepic's gear list
Sony a6300 Sony a6500 Sony a7R III Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS +4 more
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Sony a6300 Sony a6500 Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Sony RX10 IV
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