What is pushing M5 owners

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dwfrommonterey Regular Member • Posts: 338
What is pushing M5 owners

In another thread, getting long, the discussion arose.

Bolo wrote:

You don't need to replicate your system on R. It only makes sense to switch if you need something that M doesn't already have. Your existing body should be perfectly fine for landscapes and portraits...what more lenses/features do you need (serious question)?🤔

Here's my answer.

I bought an M5, while owning a Nikon D7200 (APS-C DSLR), where my primary lens is an 18-300.

I fooled around with a lot of adapted lenses, great fun, and I still do use them on occasion.

And I tried to replace the D7200 with the M5.  I got blocked by the inferior autofocus performance on longer lenses.  I bought an 18-400 Tamron, and it works fine at the short end, and with slow changing, simple scenes at the long end, but that leaves a huge, important space,  well over half of my photography, which I continue to cover with the D7200.

So I still use the M5 with the 11-22, and with the 28 macro lenses.  I don't much use the 18-400.

I don't need or want FF, although I'll probably end up with a low-cost solution for occasional use.

The D7200 is aging well, but it's crappy on videos, and I'm unwilling to invest in it any further (sometimes I wish I'd have bought the Tamron 18-400 for it instead of the Canon one).

So I'm poised.  Canon probably gets another year, but at some time, I'm going to buy a new mirrorless APS-C which has what I need.

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Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon D7200 Canon EOS M5 Canon EOS RP
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