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What is your "other" camera?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by chrism_scotland, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    We all on here (or most!) have a Micro 4/3 camera of some form be that Panasonic or Olympus but I was just wondering what other cameras people have if they do?

    Particularly anyone that has a DSLR alongside their M4/3 kit, I was just wondering what you have and I guess why you feel that you need to keep both?
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I have a camera in my Blackberry. I don't feel that I need both, but it comes with the phone so I don't have much choice.
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  3. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Canon 5DMKII. plus lenses. I think FF and m43 they go well together. m43 is my backup camera/street shooting camera, and the Canon for "birding", landscape, plus work for my design-illustration related stuff.
  4. MrPhotoBob

    MrPhotoBob Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 16, 2012
    E-M5, makes it easier to have two of the same cameras and they are both light weight cameras and easy on my back.
  5. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    I own the Olympus OMD-5 ( newer purchase)....the Panasonic GH2 ( I have had this for over a year---love the video and photos)....Panasonic LX3 ( was my favorite camera for years) and there is an Olympus 500 kit here too ( it gets used every so often). I forgot I also own the Panasonic DMC-TS3....waterproof camera!
  6. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    I have a Nikon D90 with 3 primes, 2 zoom lenses and a macro lens. That is actually my main camera and my micro 4/3 is my 'traveling and don't have as much space' camera. I've also got a Canon S95 for 'traveling as light as possible' use.
  7. ayewing

    ayewing New to Mu-43

    Jul 15, 2012
    Peterborough, UK
    Archie Ewing
    I have a Leica M9 and a Ricoh GXR with A12 mount for Leica lenses. (I have been a Leica user for 40 years.) Until recently I had a Pentax K-5 DSLR but have now switched to the OM-D E-M5 which as my new toy is getting most use at the moment. I think I have just about convinced myself that it makes a valid replacement for for a DSLR. Still struggling a bit with the devious Olympus menu system.
  8. sol95

    sol95 Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 29, 2011
    well, my "other" camera is the m43 E-PM1.

    My "main" camera is a Canon EOS 5D mkIII with 24LII/1.4, 50L/1.2, 85LII/1.2, 100L/2.8 IS, 17-40L/4 and 70-200L/2.8 IS II

    to be honest, the pen mini is usually in use by my wife.

    if I'm going to take a camera, I don't mind carrying the weight of my dslr for the quality gains.
  9. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    My "other" camera is my GX1...I always grab for my NEX and MF lenses first.
  10. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Yashica Elecetro GSN.
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  11. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    I have a Lumix rugged waterproof camera, the DMC-TS3, so I can get shots like this:

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    (never owned a DSLR)
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  12. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Leica M3, M8, and M9 w/ a group of Leica optics
    Pentax K10D w/ a collection of vintage lenses
    My pocket cameras are LX3 and TZ5

    A bunch of other film cameras.
  13. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 20, 2011
    My Minolta XD11 or XG9, depending on if I want to shoot black and white or color.
  14. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Lumix GF1 or Sony HX-100
  15. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    -Nikon N6006
    -Nikon N75
    -Contax G1
    -FujiFinepix x100
    -Sony α NEX-F3
    -Sigma DP2
    -Olympus XZ-1
    -Olympus Stylus Tough TG 6020
  16. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    iPhone 4 is my other camera, since I always have it with me, even when I don't have my G3.

    I also have a GF1, purchased as a back-up body, but I've not used it so I'm going to sell it.

    ETA: forgot my Kodak Sport C123, for water/snorkeling-depth shots.
  17. Exposed

    Exposed Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 13, 2011
    Central Washington State
    Randy dawson
    Nikon d300/d70s
    20mm D 2.8
    20-35mm D 2.8
    80-200 AF-S 2.8
    18-70 AF-S 3.5-4.5

    I shoot loads of low light concert photos with prints 16x20 and larger. Need the d300 for that. Hope to have the d700 soon. My epl-2 is the camera I use for most everything else and it is my backpacking camera.

  18. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
  19. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Yashica gsn electro 35
    Minolta hi-matic
    Diana F+ with 120 back, 135 back, Instant back (fuji instax, kinda polaroid)
    Gakkenflex TLR
    Mini digi (super small digital camera in a Leica m3 form)

    And my ever lovely Mamiya RB67 pro-S with 120 back, and polaroid back
  20. j.SoundLabs

    j.SoundLabs Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    Panasonic L1 w/ Oly 25mm Pancake, Konica 40mm/1.8 AR, & Pentax Super Tak SMC 55/1.8

    The L1 and GF1 are like two peas in a pod when wearing their pancakes.
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