M4/3 for birding

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400trix Senior Member • Posts: 1,049
Re: UPDATE: M4/3 for birding

Ontarian wrote:

Ontarian wrote:

Want to increase my current reach for birding from 480mm (35mm equiv) to 600mm or 800mm without the kit getting any heavier than my 3.25 lb / 1475 gm Canon kit. That pretty well puts me into the bridge or M4/3 camps.

Thanks everyone for your comments, advice and suggestions. Still have not had the opportunity to handle or test any of the products mentioned, but here is a quick summary of where I stand. This is an extract from a much larger and comprehensive spreadsheet, but does focus on the three most quantifiable variables of Price, Reach and Weight. Of course IQ and comfort in use are also critical, but much harder to quantify.

Prices are the best prices I could find in Canada for new on-line items. Open box and used would reduce costs somewhat, but low supply has raised some of those to above new prices.

Please feel free to comment or make suggestions.

Thanks, Don

The weight of the E-M5.3 + 75-300 is 837g.

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