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What DSLR gear did you dump when you discovered mirrorless?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by uscrx, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Can't have a thread on what you bought without having a thread on what you dumped.

    I have not dumped DSLR. But I have downsized.

    This is my list of dumped.

    Canon TS 45mm f2.8
    Canon 24-70mm f2.8
    Canon 17-40mm f4
    Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS
    Canon 100-400mm IS
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8


    I'm down to

    Sigma 50mm f1.4
    Canon 85mm f1.8
    Canon TC 1.4X II


    getting Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 OS
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I dumped nothing. I use my gear till it breaks. What changes through the years is what I choose to replace and what I choose to not replace when that time comes. As my DSLR bodies wore out, they were steadily replaced with new non-reflex bodies until the DSLR bodies were totally phased out. Since quality lenses last for decades I still have all my DSLR lenses, so the E-M1 will probably become a welcome addition soon enough. ;)
  3. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm going the opposite direction - my DSLR kit is growing at a much faster clip than my m4/3 kit ... and you've just taken away my 100-300!! :drinks:
  4. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    I had a 5DII when a co-worker ordered a GF1 with 20mm. At the time i dismissed it because it had a small sensor and wasn't the shape of a traditional DSLR.

    A few yrs have passed and I've owned a D90, D7000, D600, E-P1, GF1, E-P3. I've held on to DSLRs and m43 cameras at the same time because I wasn't convinced with m43 yet.

    It wasn't until the EM-5 when i was so impressed with the sensor and 5 axis that I got rid of my D600 with 85 1.8G. What I thought was the perfect camera for me wasn't as I wished Oly would cram EM-5 tech into the E-P3 because I liked the form and didn't use the EVF.

    My wish came true with the E-P5. :D
  5. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    After stepping into m4/3 last autumn, I've since purchased several bodies and lenses, and recently a dedicated flash as well (rarely used).

    I sold:


    20mm f/2.8
    24-70L f/2.8
    70-200L f/2.8
    100mm macro f/2.8
    50mm f/1.4

    Think I might still have a Canon 35mm f/2 lens, and I know I have a few old Canon film SLRs and two low-end consumer zooms that are virtually worthless.

    I'm still very happy with my decision to leave the Canon dSLRs behind and use m4/3 as my primary system.

    The list of m/43 gear that I've bought is getting a bit long, so at the risk of bragging or admitting I have GAS I'll just say, I have enough. :thumbup:
  6. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Nikon D90 and Kodak DCS-760 (basically, a Nikon F5 with a digital sensor built in) along with the following Nikon-mount lenses:

    24-120mm, 35mm f1.8 70-300mm. 19-35mm, 17mm f3.5, 180mm f2.8
  7. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    85 1.8
    100 Macro
    50 1.4
    50 1.8
    Sigma 50-500
    Sigma 50
    Sigma 15 FE

    I adopted a minimalist approach when I bought my OM-D. I only own 2 native m43 lenses now, the P14 and O45. I might end up selling both and getting the new Oly 12-40 2.8 if it turns out to be a killer, optically speaking. That will be very new for me, only owning one body and one lens.
  8. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    LMAO...taken away.. harsh man... harsh!
  9. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I managed to sell a D40, 18-55mm kit lens and 50mm f1.8 for the cost of a GF3 kit. I loved that old camera, but its time was past, the kit lens was useless, and the fifty was manual focus on that body, MF was hard on that viewfinder and ~75mm was a weird focal length.
  10. caspert79

    caspert79 Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 4, 2013
    I dumped an Eos 40D, an AF 50/1.8 and a MF Tokina 17/3.5. Furthermore an EOS to Olympus and an EOS to M42 adapter.
  11. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade

    That's what I'm doing...

    3 DSLR lenses and 4 m43 lens is the goal!

    I doubt my photo skills and quality would degrade with my decision.

    If anything, I think it's an opportunity to improve.
  12. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

    May 23, 2012
    Mount Juliet, TN
    I dumped a Nikon D5000 with two kit lenses (18-55 and 55-200), plus a Nikon flash. I'm glad I did. My OM-D E-M5 is lighter and just as good, if not better.
  13. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    I doubt it too. It's often said that having options is always a good thing, but I find that having minimal lens options is not really constraining. Rather, most of the time I feel quite liberated somehow :biggrin:
  14. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    My dslr and m43 kits have both grown. Used FF 35mm is cheaper than ever, so I picked up a 5D classic and 50/1.4. A 500/4 or 600/4 is very high on my target list.
  15. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)

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  16. scotttnz

    scotttnz Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 16, 2012
    Canon 5D (Mk 1), 24-105f4 L, 17-40f4 L, 100 Macro, Sigma 120-300f2.8 (Awesome lens!) and 1.4TC, a couple of flashes, tripods, and camera bags.


    I sold it all about 18 months ago, and with the proceeds bought a GX-1 kit with the 14-42PZ, and a little boat to take the kids fishing in. I've added a bit more m43 kit since, but plan on keeping things relatively simple, compact, and cheap (compared to the Canon gear anyway)

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  17. daimos

    daimos Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    a point and shoot.
  18. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    5D2, 12-24, 17-40L, 24-105L, 50mm f1.8, 70-200 F4 IS, 100L macro, 7D, 15-85, EX360II flash plus various bits and pieces.

    Never again....
  19. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I was so impressed with my Pens that I sold my Pentax K7 and then snuck into my neighbor's house and sold his Rebel.:eek:
  20. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    Nice trick. :wink: