Goodbye M4/3

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by landshark, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    I tried for quite awhile to embrace the format, had the first Pens for awhile gave those to my daughters, had an EP3 gave that to my wife, then 2 OMD bodies with about 10 lens but the more I tried the less I used them. Great cameras and lenses but I just never warmed up to them, once I got my first Fuji X100 and the the XPros, I knew I had found the cameras I was looking for.
    So as of today my last M 4/3 lens is gone, so it is good bye to the cameras but not to the forum I will still check in here every once and awhile.
    Thanks
     
  2. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    Enjoy your Fujis. I understand they are great cameras. Maybe I'll get a chance to try one someday. I'm pretty happy with u4/3 right now though. So much so that I just sold all my Canon mount gear. The last lens went out in the mail yesterday. Ain't options a great thing!
     
  3. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    My dad loves his Fuji cameras.

    Your art (site) is great, and of course it's the creator that matters. As long a you like working with the tools you have, all is good. :2thumbs:
     
  4. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
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    Don
    I'm sorry the system didn't work out for you, Bob. I know you gave it a good go and that you know exactly what you are doing. Best wishes to you, buddy.

    I tried the Fuji system, with a handful of lenses, for a short period of time and while I appreciated the IQ and the gear, the overall system didn't quite suit my fancy as well as m4/3 does, so I returned the gear.

    In another year or so, I may have another swing at it and re-evaluate again. Nothing is forever.
     
  5. absolutic

    absolutic Mu-43 Veteran

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    I have both Fuji x and m43 system. The pic quality on Fuji is amazing, however, the AF is far behind m43 (I have a 15-month-old at home that never stops). And there is no alternative to my Panasonic 7-14/F4 at Fuji at this point (although 10-24 is on a roadmap). I am staying with both systems for now, however, if OMD EM1 is truly a full stop better than OMD EM5, as the rumors site reported, I may replace my Fuji system with EM1.
     
  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Good bye .. See u soon

    It's great to know that u found ur true love but...it's sad to see one member leaving . Enjoy ur new love and don't forget to post ur experience on welcome back thread :wink::thumbup:I am sure u will b back soon :drinks:
     
  7. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    The Fuji X series is very enticing and I'd hit in a second if it wasn't such a steep investment. M43 is inexpensive to get into if you can stoop to last year's models and the lens choices are great. While I'm mainly an EOS 5D2/7D shooter, I love having a small but quality camera to camera in my messenger for work, casino and happy hour, places my DSLRs don't dare tread.
     
  8. Lindsay D

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    This goes to show just how important personal preference is, and how you should always stick with what suits you rather than what other people like. With the exception of my X100 and X10, I really dislike Fuji cameras, but that's likely because I'm a pro and I need a certain level of bass performance, and I find X Trans IQ horrid. But if you're not governed by performance then the feel and handling of your equipment becomes so important and in that regard the Fuji bodies (being that much simpler) are easier to operate and the buttons are much better than those on the (current) OMD.
     
  9. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    The new Fuji firmware has increased the speed but I usually found the Fuji to be more accurate on lock than the OMD, what to me was the difference many times was the image stabilization system in the OMD helped a lot, so that with an image some may have thought the Fuji missed focus were in reality handheld motion blur.
    I understand trying to shoot young kids is not easy but when I shot images of my girls when they were little more than 20 years I was using a manual focus 35mm cameras. :eek: My eyes could not due that now but it was the only choice then.:biggrin:
     
  10. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    Being a long time Pro I love the Fuji IQ so to each his own. Also love the IQ from my GR, just not a big fan of the M4/3 chip. It is all what we get used to still prefer Leaf to Phase, and Canon to Nikon. If you can make what you own work for you that is all that counts.
     
  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Now with all due respect this where I start to get a bit annoyed .. Being Pro and m4/3chip ? What the hell is wrong with MFT chip ? OMD kicks every FUji body on the bump on all accounts including IQ, MFT lenses kick even more harder .. It's a different issue that u like Fuji camera and they suit u .. Fine go ahead but don't make such statements ..There is nothing better or worse ( AF yes) in Fuji than MFT, they are different camera n give u different output than MFT. I have been shooting with X100 for the last one year and I can tell u ..it's just different . Please stop making fun of MFT chip and hence proving that u guys r still biased and perhaps never understood the whole concept of IQ.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  12. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Bhupinder, I think Landshark was just replying to Lindsay comment about being a Pro and that Fuji was inferior. Relax.

    I think Landshark started this thread with:
    I don't find anything is "HIS" comments to be in anyway knocking the m4/3 chip/format.
     
  13. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks David .. Lol okay .. I am relaxed
     
  14. Lindsay D

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    Lindsay
    Totally agree, each to his (or her!) own - personal preference is very important, you have to enjoy using your kit. And of course it depends on your subject matter and the way you work, Fujis proved untenable for some of the work I have to do so it made sense to get rid of them. But nothing will make me get rid of my Fuji X100 - that sensor is, to my eyes at least, sublime and I was so sad when they discontinued it in favour of XTrans. The other reason I love my X-100 is that it comes in very handy if I'm shooting subjects in bright sunlight and I can benefit from the high sync speeds.
     
  15. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    If you read the whole thread , would realize the pro comment was in response to the comment made by Lindsay D. And if you reread mine, I said I did not like the chip not that anybody else should not. I said if it works for you that is great, we are talking about a subjective decision here more than an objective one.

    But boy did I hit a button with you, talk about an over the top combative comment "OMD kicks every Fuji body on the bump on all accounts including IQ, MFT lenses kick even more harder " really.

    I have never made fun of the M4/3 chip, just because it is not my favorite does not mean I have made fun of it. I said if you can make whatever you have work for you, bravo. Then you have found the IQ you like no matter what chip it is, or whatever anybody else thinks it should be.

    "u guys r still biased and perhaps never understood the whole concept of IQ."
    I am not sure which you guys you are referring to but I do have a very deep understanding of IQ. Contrary to what many believe IQ is not completely an objective opinion but has a large subjective component to it.

    Just in case anybody is not aware Leaf and Phase are MF backs, many shooters like one more than the other, just like with the smaller chip systems which one you can tweak to look the way you want is the one you will like and use.

    Lastly I never thought that I started this thread to disparage any one system over another I just stated I was moving on from one to another because I felt more closely aligned with one more than the other. My comments about AF are my personal experience not any scientific test or any pre- biased opinion, that is it nothing more. Enjoy your cameras by using them and shoot lots of images.
    Thanks
     
  16. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you
     
  17. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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    Understood
     
  18. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I am sorry my friend I think I misunderstood it . I know what u mean .. From handling and feeling point of view XPro1and Fuji x100 are Exellent cameras but there are still some gaps which Fuji need to fill. I agree AF is even better than what people report .Enjoy ur new toys and share some pics .. Infact today I shot exclusively with X100 but I did miss OMD . I will post some pics soon .
     
  19. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I agree as well but just to dismiss MFT based on sensor size is not good either . I had to struggle to live with OMD initially but added grip made a huge difference . Now I am also a huge fan of X100 especially after firm ware updates. I also happen to like old sensor better than X tran . As I mentioned before .. I shot today only with X100 and I did miss OMD but it was fun to use this camera .
    Cheers
     
  20. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I like Fuji x100. If it only had an interchangeable lens mount ... how will you cope with this? The feel of the Fuji body with all manual controls and an aperture ring is simply amazing. But for me in many respects the system is a bit "raw" yet. So far I simply an observer of Fuji development))