New old guy from Ohio

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by crashton, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. crashton

    crashton New to Mu-43

    Mar 20, 2013
    Ohio USA
    Hello folks. I'm new here, but not new to cameras. Currenty using a Nikon D7000 & various lenses. My experience with mirrorless is limited to my Nikon V1. I love the freedom a light weight camera gives me. My next camera will be some flavor of Oly M43, not sure which yet. When I make the switch my Nikon gear will be sold off.

    I hope to learn a lot & contribute here.

    Cheers Chuck
  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Welcome, Chuck! It seems like you've figured it out already, but I think you'll find that :43: represents a "sweet spot" between the two systems you're using now. Much smaller and lighter than the DSLR while still retaining many of the benefits.
  3. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Welcome from a fellow Ohioan!
  4. crashton

    crashton New to Mu-43

    Mar 20, 2013
    Ohio USA
    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    I really like the idea of my camera bag losing weight. From what I have seen the output from these cameras are great. The one sticking point for me is the lack pf PDAF. I've been spoiled by my Nikon's fast focus. One of the things I like to do is shoot motorsport. If I can find a M43 that has fast enough AF I'm in.

    Any thoughts on the speed of focus?

  5. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
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    Welcome "new guy" from and old guy who went to school in Ohio. I made a similar move and am loving the E-M5. Look forward to hearing how your transition goes.

  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome to the forum! Lots of fine :43: gear to choose from.
  7. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Crashton, welcome aboard!

    As a former Nikon D300 user I can attest that the OM-D EM-5 is worth a look-see as a successor to a DSLR.


  8. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Welcome aboard Chuck!
    I still have my V1 also, but I seldom use it since getting my OM-D E-M5 and my E-PL5. It seems to be relegated to time-lapse (which it does excellently).

    And good luck selling off your Nikon DX gear. Take it from me, with the hickup that the D800 caused, a lot of folks are skeptical of Nikon products and seem to only want equipment that they think they get a warranty on.
  9. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Welcome from Dayton.