- Sep 6, 2019
- Tanagra (not really)
Yeah, I have some decisions to make. I’m currently wondering if I should just stick with the G9 but build up some lighter lenses for certain instances, where I don’t want to lug the PL glass. While the G9 is on the heavier side, it’s not really light feeling when I have the smaller lenses on it (plus I’m really comfortable using it at this point). For example, the 75-300ii weighs practically nothing, especially when compared to the PL100-400, and it would be enough when I take the kids to the park and a raptor starts circling the skies. I probably could have had a similar experience at the aquarium by taking the G9 and the 25mm and 9mm.Aw, c'mon. You don't need to justify it to us, of all people!
Just don't sell the G9 again!
One thing I noticed is that the rear dial (which is shutter speed for me) on the G9 is much more accessible than the EM5, where I can turn it without really causing the camera to wobble. It’s a bit harder on the EM5, not only because it is lighter, but the dial is stiffer and more tucked away. It might be that the EM5 goes back, but the 75-300 and 9-18 are here to stay. I also wonder if the 12-45 would be a better companion than the 12-60. It’s a bit more compact, and while it doesn’t go down to f/2.8, the fixed f/4 can make things easier for an mixed-purpose lens. It’s even curious how it zooms in the “traditional” direction versus the other Pro‘s, and it lacks the focus clutch. I wonder if that’s the new direction for OMD lenses.