EM1 MKiii - Buying a new camera / upgrading / not

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Re: EM1 MKiii - Buying a new camera / upgrading / not

Raist3d wrote:

ahaslett wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

ahaslett wrote:

I guess it depends on whether you compare a top-end MFT camera with a lower level camera from APSC or FF; also whether it's mirrorless or not matters to some of us.

Fuji is doing an APSC camera top tier that is in the same tier. The X-T3 right now. The X-T4 in about two weeks.

If you don't care about body size, then there's the G9 or a lot of DSLRs to choose from.

If you don't care about lens size and cost, then there are options with a larger sensor.

I'd say Olympus have made sensible choices in a tough market and produced a decent successor to the EM1.2. If the 12-45 Pro is really a Pro that matches the 12-100 in IQ, then the combination with a mk III EM5 or EM1 is a good package for some of us.

I really think the little lens is a star of the announcements.

The EM1.2 is a pretty good camera for a lot of what I shoot and I just upgraded from the EM1.1 at an attractive grey-market price. I can't see Olympus producing a body optimised for landscape; shame, as the 12-45 might be the ideal lens.

So, likely to upgrade to EM1.3 in 2-4 years and confident to buy MFT lenses, knowing it's there. The new processor had better have improved the AF, at least by firmware 2, otherwise Sony beckons, now that Tamron are producing affordable lenses at a weight I can carry.


I could be wrong butt seems to me you would be happy keeping your EM1 MK2 and just getting the new small zoom lens.

I see that my post was clear, although I'd have to see an advantage over the 12-40 Pro that I already have. I like the EM1.2, so I expect I'll like the EM1.3 later.


If you already have the 12-40 Pro, there's not much. For me there's a lot because I don't have that one and I do put a lot of weight in size. The new lens has more reach, it's smaller, lighter.

But yeah, if you are pretty happy with the 12-40 I don't see much point in getting the new one.

It depends on my priorities for the photo budget.  Capture One 20 is next.  Depends how good the 12-45 is.  No MF ring is a bit of a bust, but I guess it keeps the cost and weight down.


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