E-M1+12-40=2lb 10oz..Nikon D750+24-85=?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Dave in Wales, Aug 22, 2015.

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  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Nikon D750+24-85=2lb 14oz.

    E-M1 had battery+card+hood....D750 had just a battery, no cards, no hood.

    OH...and before you all start to give me a good kicking, I'm not KNOCKING m4/3, it's a great system.

    Just a little heavier than I thought, only 4oz heavier than one of the best FF cameras around, according to reports that is.
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  2. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 25, 2014
    Northants, UK
    Why not try it with the equivalent f/2.8 lens (24-70mm?) for a better comparison...

    As for getting a kicking, what's your objective for starting this thread?
  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    the 24-70mm f/2.8 is 1.98 lb. The body without battery/card is 1.65 lb. Total 3.63 lb.


    Looking at the cameras side-by-side is illuminating.
  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    So a small, unsealed FF body with a consumer level lens is almost as light as a large, sealed m43 body with a pro lens. One more big win for m43, right?
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  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    I seriously think you should just switch to FF. You've psyched yourself out on m43 and obviously aren't happy. You can't stop with the FF comparisons. Just switch. Life is too short. Be happy.
  6. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 18, 2012
    E-M1 + 14-42 EZ lens is 1lb 29oz. :p
  7. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    GM5 + 12-32mm = 13oz.
  8. JBoot

    JBoot Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Scotch Plains, NJ
    I'm not sure why you have so many doubts. I don't know the exact weights and nor do I care.... I doubt weight was the only draw for you to m4/3 and photography is as much or more about emotion than anything.

    I have a couple of D750's the 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, 85/1.8, 50/1.8, 20/2.8, 24-120/4VR and more. I also have an E-M5 and E-M5II, 12-40 pro, 12, 17, 25, 45, etc. ... and I shoot about 70,000 shots/year.

    I could show you a real life pic of D750 and E-M5 side by side with matching primes or zooms but to be honest there really is no comparison in handing at all. Totally different animals and each excellent in their own way.

    I use the D750s for professional/wedding/event work and the Oly for everything else. the D750 wins in ultimate image quality and lowest of low light and sports/action focusing if those are the shortcomings you need filled... I don't find I need them other than for my professional work due to extremely dark rooms and shooting at very high ISOs, needing room to crop, etc.

    With that said, I carry my E-M5II ALL THE REST OF THE TIME! Seriously, I love it that much... so the D750 only comes out only for pro event work. I'm like a little kid giggling everytime I pull out my little E-M5 to shoot...in awe of how much they've stuffed into that little body and even better with just a prime mounted. I can walk around all day with the camera hanging on my neck or slung across my body and forget it's even there.

    I made the jump to m4/3 after taking a two week trip to Utah and the national parks carrying my full frame gear every day.

    There is no such thing as a perfect camera... just the one you always have with you... unless you really need what full frame uniquely offers, stick with m4/3 and don't second guess yourself... even a couple pounds/kilos savings in your bag and your back will thank you ... which will leave you energized to go out and shoot more ! :biggrin:
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  9. JBoot

    JBoot Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Scotch Plains, NJ
    Ok. So, was just talking to my wife about this and she said... let's see.... so I put on the grip to make the E-M5 more E-M1 in size.

    D750 with 24-70/2.8 w/battery and no strap plus hood (I always use the hood) - 4 lbs
    E-M5 w/ 12-40/2.8 w/battery w/grip and no strap plus hood - 2.2 lbs

    Here are some pics with the pair from a few angles and another group with the 85/1.8 vs 45/1.8 but didn't weigh these setups...

    Hope this helps.

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  10. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 25, 2014
    Cleveland, OH
    Yawn. This crap again? Just switch and save us all from having to read the next round of ignorant comparisons.
  11. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO

    EM1 (inc. battery & card) = 1.1 lb (497 g)
    12-40 = 0.84 lb (382 g)
    EM1+12-40 = 1.94 lb (879 g)
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