A demonstration of just how compact m43 can be

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Mellow, May 8, 2012.

  1. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
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    I've got a long weekend in Washington, DC planned and was putting together a camera travel kit. As it came together I was once again struck by how incredibly tiny the m43 system is. The entire contents of my kit fit in this small padded CaseLogic camcorder case (note standard mechanical pencil for scale). According to CaseLogic, the case is designed for devices "5.5" x 3.5" x 3".

    What's in there?

    E-PM1 with 20mm f/1.7 attached and wrist strap
    Olympus 9-18mm WA zoom
    Olympus 45mm f/1.8
    Cooke-Kinic 25mm f/1.5 (swirl king, for fun!)
    2 spare batteries
    LensPen for cleaning
    Polarizing filter

    The three extra lenses are packed in custom fleece bags. At the last minute I was also able to cram in lens hoods for the 20mm and 9-18mm and the VF-2 in its tiny little case. So in a case that could never contain a normal DLSR with attached kit zoom I'm able to carry my camera plus 4 lenses and essential accessories. Just amazing!
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  2. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I have that case! It's been my primary case since I got my E-P3 last year.

    It looks like I might be outgrowing it unfortunately - the E-M5 is a noticeably tighter fit, and there's less space for other things when I put it in there.

    Totally agree - it's pretty amazing how much m43 gear we can squeeze into a small bag! :thumbup: