Any tangible asset has a usefull life and investment made into one must return a profit during that time period even when possible maintenance costs and loan payments are taken into consideration.Rather than "invest" how about "sunk money in to..." ?
Amazingly small Sigma fp is way smaller and lighter than S5. Height is already limited by the physical size of the L-mount ring.Well the Lumix S5 body is full frame and is smaller than the M43 G9.
At first I was excited about the Sigma fp but the interest faded as quickly as it came as it was too apparent that it's awful at stills. Horrible AF, basically unusable with flashes, no EVF etc.Amazingly small Sigma fp is way smaller and lighter than S5. Height is already limited by the physical size of the L-mount ring.
Sigma fp does not have IBIS but Sigma has managed to position it into serious videographer niche. This however renders the size advantage pretty much moot since once you build a huge rig around your FF body and mount it on a tripod, it doesn't really matter how small and light it was.
It looks like Sigma never decided for whom they made this camera - or why did they make it in the first place.At first I was excited about the Sigma fp but the interest faded as quickly as it came as it was too apparent that it's awful at stills. Horrible AF, basically unusable with flashes, no EVF etc.
Sigma is listing a full portfolio of 56 Sigma lenses for their fp camera which is interesting because they only have 14 L-mount ones.It must be nice for Sigma to have a body on to which they can mount their L-mount lenses.
I'll be getting a Canon RP delivered some time today. As long as their final quote is close enough to their preliminary quote all my mft gear will be sold to B&H. I made the switch because I'm not confident in Olympus' future and I'm not interested in Panasonic. The RP with the 24-105 non L lens is only slightly larger and barely heavier than the EM 10 mii with 14-150 lens. The RP/24-105 zoom range is not as versatile, but I can live with that. I rented the RP combo a few months ago and was very impressed.From Buy and Sell to Open Discussion, it seems there are a larger than normal number of people using different systems, posting sales ads for house cleaning or sell off, talking about moving to another format, etc. There are threads about it, and again it seems more than usual. A lot of long-standing members are posting with new gear. Is it because of Olympus' sale? COVID boredom, or just boredom in general?
I have adapted lenses (Pentax, Konica and of course Olympus) from 1970's and 1980's. Since they are fully manual, they will keep going forever as long as I don't drop them on anything hard. Today they are a mere 40+ years old and especially one Hexanon 28mm that came with it's original packaging and all accessories is essentially brand new.I expect my Olympus cameras and lenses to last for many years; my various pieces of Canon FD equipment lasted from 12 to 25 years and the lenses are probably still going strong. I'm old enough that what I have will potentially outlast me!
I think you're wrong, I put this here earlier, but maybe you didn't see it. "4 informal : to spend money on (something useful or helpful to oneself)" Why would this require a person to be a professional?Any tangible asset has a usefull life and investment made into one must return a profit during that time period even when possible maintenance costs and loan payments are taken into consideration.
Camera can only be an investment for professional photographers who make a living out of their photographs and videos.
For everyone else it's just a cost of a hobby.
The old wisdom about cars is valid for cameras and lenses as well: "Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?"