I wanted to try life away from m43, so I sold my bodies, but couldn't bring myself to sell the lenses (good thing!). I had to sell the bodies to try something else, otherwise I would fall back on m43 as my comfort zone. I picked up a Canon 5D w/35, 85 and 70-210 zoom and a NEX5n w/a couple of legacy MF primes (I don't like their current AF lenses). I also have an RX100. Shooting for the last couple of weeks without m43, I've discovered some things: First, while I like the closer-to-film like quality of the 5D, I've really grown accustomed to LCD shooting for wider lenses. I use WA lenses (for me, anything shorter than telephoto) for people shots, and for people shots, I go for interesting angles, for instance shooting from the floor or at waist height (this is mostly of my kids and family). The 5D forces you to the VF, so you either have to lay on the floor, or suffice with eye-level shots. Even if I moved to a 5Dii for live view, the AF on a DSLR in live view is pretty terrible. I might relegate this body to just 70-210 zoom shooting and pick up a cheap 50/1.8 for fun portrait shots (I can never seem to make sense of the 85mm focal length, even though the 85/1.8 is an excellent lens). Second, using the NEX 5n, I've decided I really do like the flippy LCD. I have shot with the EP1 and EPM1 the last 3 years, and thought the flip screen was over rated. I am a convert now, having spent some time framing at waist level. Not just any flip screen, but a capacitive touch screen. With AF. Would be best. This leads me to my issue with NEX, though. The 5n has a nice screen, but I'm just not bonding with the camera. First, I find focus peaking over rated, so I'm back to magnify view. I only nailed 7/10 shots, meaning I needed to check anything with magnify view anyway. But the camera doesn't let you default to the highest level magnify when you drop into MF assist. It always puts you into the lower level magnify option, which isn't always sufficient, thus requiring an additional button press. Also, using EV compensation with the NEX with MF lenses doesn't always seem to work. Often it just gains the ISO up or down, with no EV impact. I haven't quite figured out how to work that, so it's become a point of frustration. One side note -- the 5n certainly needs a Gariz soft release. The button requires too deep a half press to return from MF assist and even to fire the shutter. I have been in Montreal for the week, and I'm finding I'm just taking out my RX100 and leaving the NEX behind. What's the point in a camera you don't want to use? I always carried my EPM1 + PL25, and fired away. One other thought -- I would like a VF option, and the NEX VF screws in like the NEX flash, which is a real pain to get on/off, whereas the Oly VF pops on and off with ease. I could wait for the NEX6, and get the VF and more controls and possibly better AF, but for some silly reason, the NEX6 doesn't have a touch screen! The 5R does, but they've dropped the capacity part. Of course there's the 7, but from what I've seen, besides being a little costly and too many MP for me, it also seems to be a step back in IQ vs. the 5n/r and 6. It's funny how none of these companies seem to be able to "put it all together" in one body (though the OMD probably comes the closest, but for me it's a a bit big). So, I'm likely headed back to m43, and in this case the EPL5. The only pauses I have on that camera are: 1) I would love a virtual mode dial like on the EPM2. I just find I shoot 95% in A and 5% in P, and it's just not something I need to change that often, but having a dial it can knocked about a bit, and 2) when I had the OMD, I found that it somehow exaggerated pf over what I was used to. When I read about the purple flare issues with the 7-14mm lens, I wonder if the material color of the sensor doesn't end up somehow magnifying pf and other magenta-leading colors. I didn't have the OMD long enough to really do a lot of testing, but it is a concern in the back of my head. I'll be watching for that on the EPL5. Sorry to treat this like a personal blog entry, but I thought I might share my experiences if it's helpful to others looking at the same issues. Comments/thoughts/discussion certainly welcomed!