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Old 12-12-2012, 05:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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These small bodies are cool. Would love one for longboarding. I hate bring a big bag with me. Any suggestions for a mirrorless model guys?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My grandpa bought a Micro 4/3's camera after upgrading from his OLD Olympus point and shoot. I urged him to make the jump to a DSLR, but he argued that he didn't want to carry it around on his travels. He has had his Sony NEX for around a year now and he loves the thing. We swapped cameras for an afternoon a while back, he had my 7D and I had his Sony. I enjoyed it but I'll probably never buy one for myself. For me, they are lighter but not really more practical. I couldn't put one in my pocket, so I would just carry my 7D. I carry a grip on my 7D and I usually have my 70-200 f2.8 attached so its pretty heavy, but if I was going for lightweight I'd just carry a 50mm and take the grip off.

Either way he loves it. For the ease of use aspect, it works great. He's gotten some great pictures out of it.

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you hit the nail on the head Josh. I'm tried mirrorless cameras and for the money I'd use my DSLR over any of them. My biggest headache is if you go to a mirrorless you're either investing in a relatively expensive adapter to use the lenses you currently own OR are buying into a completely new lens system with relatively small selection at this point and yea as you pointed out a Canon body (I own an XTi) with a 70-200mm or thereabouts focal length and a battery grip is might heavy for all day but swap the 70-200 for a 50 and run with just a standard battery and it's light as a feather. On that note though Josh I did manage to finally score a 70-200 L lens got an F4 version in a package I picked up for $300. I was like Holy ! SCORE!
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you're either investing in a relatively expensive adapter to use the lenses you currently own


As long as you have lenses that have an aperture control ring you can get away with buying cheap adapters (some adapters come with a aperture locking ring that can be used as aperture control), no auto focus, etc but who really needs autofocus.

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These small bodies are cool. Would love one for longboarding. I hate bring a big bag with me. Any suggestions for a mirrorless model guys?
Yes, buy the OM-D. It is phenomenal. I feel like a failure and a biotch because it didn't work for ME. Frankly, the reason it didn't is one of its strongest advantages, its size. As far as the AF speed, it exceeds all expectations. The JPG's are delicious, no post necessary.
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Yes, buy the OM-D. It is phenomenal. I feel like a failure and a biotch because it didn't work for ME. Frankly, the reason it didn't is one of its strongest advantages, its size. As far as the AF speed, it exceeds all expectations. The JPG's are delicious, no post necessary.
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As I'm sitting here typing, I'm even contemplating dumping my entire collection of markers, except for my S6, to re-purchase an OM-D and a set of beautiful Oly and Panasonic primes.
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you hit the nail on the head Josh. I'm tried mirrorless cameras and for the money I'd use my DSLR over any of them. My biggest headache is if you go to a mirrorless you're either investing in a relatively expensive adapter to use the lenses you currently own OR are buying into a completely new lens system with relatively small selection at this point and yea as you pointed out a Canon body (I own an XTi) with a 70-200mm or thereabouts focal length and a battery grip is might heavy for all day but swap the 70-200 for a 50 and run with just a standard battery and it's light as a feather. On that note though Josh I did manage to finally score a 70-200 L lens got an F4 version in a package I picked up for $300. I was like Holy ! SCORE!
Luckily All my old manual glass I shot film with in the 90s.......uses a $30 adapter. Get another box on manual glass to be adapted from my Uncle's old camera in the army. All can be adapted cheaply......except lenses without aperture rings.

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These small bodies are cool. Would love one for longboarding. I hate bring a big bag with me. Any suggestions for a mirrorless model guys?

Depends if you want a built in viewfinder or not. The Panasonic GX1 just had some major price drops and its a pretty sweet 4/3 cam but sans a viewfinder. The Panasonic GH2 is also dropping and it as a multi-aspect sensor which is pretty sweet and great for video. If you don't want to drop the cash for an OMD, the epl5 and epm2 I believe have the same new sensor as the OMD just with 3-axis IBIS instead of 5 axis IBIS. The IBIS on the OMD is kinda crazy. I've been able to hand hold some crazy low shutter speed and get good exposures. Like 1/6 handheld.
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With the incredible Nikon D3100 now available for just $379 refurbished WITH the 18-55mm kit lens included, I just think people should carefully consider what spending more really gets you!

The D3100 is TINY in the hand.
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