Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Jonathan F/2, Sep 24, 2011.
Just wondering what other camera brands people shoot with on mu-43 besides micro four-thirds?
I probably could have added leica to my list... but technically they are owned by my other half.
I think I listed all the current digital ILC systems on there. Can't think of any others, outside of MF format cameras.
I had a flirtation with Nex, but it was fairly brief. I had some Pentax and Nikon SLR gear waaaaaay back in the film days, but in terms of digital I'm pretty much all-in with m43. I have a couple other cameras, but they're both fixed lens, fixed focal length.
Have got a Canon DSLR system (40D, 16-35L, 28-135, 100-400L, 90 macro (Tamron) and 50 macro plus 1.4x converter) which I use mainly for motorsport and nature macro shooting, and until I got the E-PL3 it was my main system for those types of shooting. However the E-PL3 has impressed me enough for motorsport that my poor neglected 40D will probably remain in the cupboard most of the time from now on! :sad010:
I can't bear to sell it though as I've been a Canon (D)SLR shooter since I first got into photography seriously, so I will probably keep it (along with my film EOS 5 and my ancient AE-1, which was my first SLR camera) for posterity's sake and for those increasingly rare occasions when I still think it's worth carrying several kilos worth of kit around to get the right shot! :tongue:
Oh and edited to add, the manual FD lenses I had for my AE-1 are now finding a new lease of life on my E-P1 and E-PL3 too!
I came into m43 thinking it would just be my small walk around camera when I didn't want to bring my Nikon kit. Big mistake, haha! The nice thing about m43 is that it's actually pretty friendly with other camera systems. I can use my Nikon flash on my G3 in A mode by dialing focal length and aperture (with the flash handling output) and I can adapt my f-mount lenses shooting in manual focus. On my recent trip to Asia, there were many pros and hardcore enthusiast with both Canon/Nikon and m43 cameras.
Nikon ..... lots & lots
Leica ...... lots
m43 ....... not too much, but I may be expanding it when the Oly m43 PRO is available
my digital roadmap went
Canon 5D Mk 2
next move will probably be a GH2/3 or hopefully some groovy Olympus.....hoping and dreaming of built in EFV and 24P video
I come from an Olympus background with the E-System DSLRs. When I got my first E-P1 Digital PEN, I was shooting the Olympus E-3. I still use my Four-Thirds Zuiko glass for almost all my commercial lenses, though I no longer carry digital glass in my light carrying bag. The Zuiko Digital lenses are the sharpest wide open that I've found. My light carry-bag comprises mostly of OM Zuiko glass, though that gets mixed and matched. I'm still waiting for my adapter to arrive for my Zeiss mid-telephoto lens!
Canon, plus a selection of Zuiko and PL 4/3 lenses which I use mostly on Micro 4/3. I also still have an Oly E-410 body which I bought with the aforementioned lenses. I have gotten a lot of use out of it's battery as a spare for my E-P1 and now E-PL1, but not so much out of the camera itself.
Funny how Sony is split between Alpha and Nex systems, but Pentax with their K APS-C DSLRs, MFD camera, and the Q system only get one choice. Leica has M and S series cameras.
:43: all the way! I have had Olympus and Nikon dslrs in the past but I really don't get on with slrs other than the 70s style small film bodies like OMs.
Right now I don't own any other digital interchangeable lens cameras, just Micro 4/3. However, I also own a high-end compact camera (Samsung EX1), a high-quality fixed lens digital camera (Sony DSC-R1) and a good amount of Canon FD film gear (2 bodies, 5 lenses, 2 dedicated flashes). I also own some very good fixed lens film cameras (a Canonet and a Hi-Matic).
But I'm also considering getting a NEX-7 and/or Sony Alpha A900 or Canon EOS 5D Mark II (still not sure if I will really use it or it will just sit on the shelf collecting dust).
I'm soon to become a Pentaxian. Im guessing I'll use it half the time and m4/3 half the time. It really doesn;t seem that much bigger weight-wise and the additional performance seems very real to me.....especially in regards to dynamic range, speed (for sports) and general IQ.
Ah, so you couldn't resist the cute little Pentax Q either huh? (j/k)
Did you the "Holga" lens with your Q, Ned?
Of course! Now I'm just waiting for the new Lensbaby "Baby Q" lens to arrive.
People actually own the Q system? I also didn't bother listing medium format cameras.
I had Olympus ultra zooms for about 10 years and then I decided to try a big Canon DSLR (T3i) thinking I'd be blown away with the image quality of such a large, heavy camera. Big mistake. Although the image quality of the video with the T3i is very good, the jpegs I get from it don't have the detail and vivid, yet life like colors of Olympus cameras. So I'm back to Olympus using an E-PL1 though I'll probably keep the T3i for video purposes (until Oly comes out with a M4/3 that excels in video as well as jpegs).
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