You were replying to a post that was about "If hiking, kayaking, climbing, traveling, standing on one's feet all day, etc." You put up a photo of pro sports photographers as an example of how you used to stand all day. But it wasn't that. Those guys are using monopods, and not on their feet all day. In my wedding photography example camera body weight matters because it isn't on a monopod.Actually, I've shot weddings, all day festivals (where you have to walk around with cameras (plural) et al), junior sports events (ditto and no monopod) and so forth. I don't just pull things from a dark wet place when I'm discussing news and sports photography. Consider shooting all that with what appears to be the industry's slowest AF camera, no thanks.
You say: "The size and weight of the Sony is utterly irrelevant when you have to use lenses that are the same size as that of equivalent Nikon/Canon FF lenses." — Tell that to photographers who choose the 6D, 5D2 or 5D3 over the 1DX, all of which use the same lenses. Is the size & weight of the 6D/5D2/5D3 vs. 1DX "utterly irrelevant"? The relevance couldn't be more obvious, even if they use the very same lenses. Not just the same size, but the same. Now Sony offers an even smaller & lighter option and you argue it is utterly irrelevant, no benefit at all. One of the big selling points of mirrorless cameras is smaller & lighter, but somehow this doesn't apply to the camera body?I actually use an E-M1 with 4/3 lenses, in case you haven't noticed; size has had nothing to do with my ownership decisions. The 35-100mm f2, for example, is bigger and heavier than the Nikon/Canon FOV equivalents (70-200mm f2.8 lenses). The size and weight of the Sony is utterly irrelevant when you have to use lenses that are the same size as that of equivalent Nikon/Canon FF lenses. There is bugger all benefit in this regard to the Sony.
It really pays to include the full quote and not pretend that it said something about "revering the Sony", which it didn't. The full quote was: "No need to feel ashamed. While some M43 colleagues may treat M43 as a faith, other M43 colleagues are format-agnostic and use various formats as their needs and wishes change, sometimes using multiple formats at the same time. Good luck!"It really pays to remember what one posts:
You're entirely missing the relevance of the Fred Miranda thread. It doesn't mean that "most" photographers do anything, so it doesn't mean that "most" photographers on this forum are using the Panasonic 25/1.4.I guess the Fred Miranda forum is the ultimate bellwether regrading Sony's future, as forum views are clearly an indicator of success and massive sales. Taking that one step further, it must mean that most photographers on this forum use the Panasonic 25mm f1.4 lens as it has nearly 700,000 views and they must take bird photos, because that thread has nearly half a million views, and they clearly own an E-M5, as that thread has nearly one million views. Aren't internet numbers great?