Moving to m43 from DSLR

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by DaninFLA, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. DaninFLA

    DaninFLA Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2015
    Dan
    Hello, new member here but been lurking for a while. I just got done selling off what I considered a great full frame DSLR setup. I had a Canon 6D, with a 17-40 f/4L, Canon 70-300 DO, and the best lens I ever used, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART. really hurt to let that one go.

    I have a E-PM2 with the kit lens, and giving that to my parents.

    Planning on going with the following setup:

    Either the E-M10 or the GX7, not sure yet.
    20mm f/1.7 (not sure which one, whichever better price probably)
    12-40 f/2.8
    Panny 45-150 (don't use telephoto that much)

    does that sound like something I would be happy with coming from the 6D?
     
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  2. DMLarson

    DMLarson Mu-43 Regular

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    Dan
    Welcome Dan. I had the 17-40L on a rebel and it was ok, but the Olympus 12-40, for me, is so much better. I love the 12-40. Never felt love for the 17-40. I have both the E-M10 and GX7, both are nice. I never had a 6D so it's hard to comment on the comparison in bodies.
     
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    without knowing or seeing what kind of photos you take/want to take there is absolutely no way anybody can offer judgement on how happy you may be.

    your choices of lenses for your new kit don't seem to cover the same focal length as the lenses you had on the canon except on the telephoto end.

    K
     
  4. DaninFLA

    DaninFLA Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2015
    Dan
    The 17-40 excels on the full frame. Great lens. Maybe I just had an exceptional copy.

    Still 50/50 on which body to get
     
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  5. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Maybe you should look at the E-M1 with the 12-40 lens. You might find the grip easier as well as it taking a battery grip (which the E-M10 doesn't), the HLD-7.
     
  6. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    If you're buying the 20mm f/1.7 I'd recommend getting a Pana body. I don't like how the focus hunts on Olympus bodies. It's a great lens qualitywise but the focus... :doh:

    And I'm pretty sure you'll love the Oly 12-40mm too. It's an exceptional lens and it's hard not to love it. But I do reckon using it without a proper grip might be uncomfortable.
     
  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    If you are looking to replicate the field of view of your canon lenses, then you should be looking at

    1) the mZuiko 9-18
    2) The Panasonic Leica 25/1.4

    your proposed lenses are fine - but they are not an equivalent to your canon set up.

    K
     
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  8. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    As a general rule I'd try to match body and lenses as much as possible: on a Oly system you do not need the lens IS and a few in-camera corrections for JPEG could work better on matching lenses. And you can save size/money. That said, I have the P20 on the E-M10 and any mix works fine anyway :)
    For example E-M10 and GX-7 have both IBIS (three axis vs two axis) so the O40-150 is another option (really good in the "wide" range).
    The P20 is a very good lens famous for its slow AF especially compared to other m43 lenses: consider if this could be a problem. I do not know how it compares to the other "fifties" that came out a couple of years later in terms on absolute IQ, I think there is not much difference, it is no doubt the smaller one.

    I think it's a good setup. If you want a cheap uber-lens to love consider the Sigma 60/2.8.
     
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  9. DaninFLA

    DaninFLA Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2015
    Dan
    thanks for the input everyone, some good information for sure.
     
  10. DaninFLA

    DaninFLA Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2015
    Dan
    ended up going with the E-M10. now to start thinking about lenses, sounds like I gotta do a bit more research (shocking).
     
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  11. DaninFLA

    DaninFLA Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2015
    Dan
    I will definitely take a look at those lenses. not sure how much landscape photography I will be doing. I only had a FF camera for a year or so, before that I still used my 17-40 and made it work fine, so the 12mm on a m43 is about the same equivalent on a crop camera.
     
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  12. JoFT

    JoFT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Johannes
    It is a pity to sell a 6D.. would not have done that... I use both platforms the EOS as well as µ43....

    The main reason to change is the small size of µ43. Consequently the ideal choice is the GM5....

    And Lens Wise: Consider only primes. I love them they give you images really close to that what you are used to: luckily you can use them full open due to their great image quality. My lenses:

    • 2.0 12 Oly
    • 1.7 15 Panny (Great universal lens)
    • 1.4 25 Panny
    • 2.8 45 Panny Makro
    • 1,8 75 Oly

    As Zooms:
    • 7-14 Panny
    • 100-300 Panny.

    Done! You will enjoy the great Bokeh of these lenses and will not miss much. But the reactivity of the Autofocus in Sports and Wildlife... Well - there are still advantages in the DSLR world... But I never tested the GH4 so fare..

    I have the 14-140´s as well. These are phantastic travel lenses. In the FF-World you will find only one comparable Lens: the 28-300 Canon L Monster for 2.500 €...
     
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  13. DaninFLA

    DaninFLA Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2015
    Dan
    The 6D is an incredible camera and the Sigma 50 ART is hands down the best lens I have ever seen. Im not moving to m43 and expecting the same image quality. but that said, the 6D was sitting in my closet and was using my E-M2 with the kit lens more and more due to size. I don't go out much anymore for dedicated photo excursions, and with a second baby on the way I don't see doing that much anymore anyway. So whats the point of having a great system if its not being used?? none. that's why I moved to m43. I would rather have 100 very good photos as opposed to 0 great photos with the camera at home.

    not really interested in having a ton of lenses either, I want to have a very good lower zoom, a telephoto and one really fast prime near 50mm equivalent.
     
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  14. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve
    Do you mean the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 or the Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7?
     
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  15. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve
    If I were in your position, I'd go for the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8, the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 or Olympus 25mm f/1.8...the longer zoom is up for debate. If you don't do/need telephoto you could always go for the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 in the meantime...fantastic image quality.
     
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  16. DaninFLA

    DaninFLA Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2015
    Dan
    sdb123, yes i think im gonna be right where you are at. definitely the 12-40, one of the 20mm or 25mm primes, and then the panny 45-150
     
  17. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    This was my justification for selling my Canon 5DII and lenses. I have a two year old daughter and it was simply a pain to take the Canon kit along on an outing. I'm much happier toting my GX7 and a lens or two or my X100S.
     
  18. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Northants, UK
    Steve
    If you can find one at a good price, the Panasonic 45-175mm is meant to be pretty good...
     
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  19. JoFT

    JoFT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Stuttgart
    Johannes
    Sorry, of course the 15mm f1.7: I corrected this, thank you!!!
     
  20. JoFT

    JoFT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Johannes
    To comment this: some images I added today:
     
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