Which planet are you from?

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by f8andbethere, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    When you first bought a :43: which camera level were you coming from?

    I am curious as to which side of the "tracks" new users came from.
  2. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    I'm still the only one that came from P&S? lol okay. :)

    But it's specifically a camera phone, N900 to be exact. It's in the P&S category, right?

    I did a photowalk with it so I'm pretty proud of that sluggish phone with a dead OS. lol.
  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Real Name:
    Nikon D70S, Nikon D300, battery grip, fairly nice selection of Nikon glass, couple of Nikon Speedlights.

    Sold it all (except for one lens) and bought Olympus :43: gear. :2thumbs:
  4. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    I was shooting either a Rebel XTI, T1i or 5Dc. Can't remember which.
  5. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 10, 2011
    Before I jumped into micro-four-thirds I was a heavy Olympus 43s and OM user. Owned a E-510, E-620, & an OM-2.
  6. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Hmm. I've gone with 'pro level DSLR', although some might argue the 5D mark II is still prosumer, I think the IQ strength overcome the minor weaknesses ;)
  7. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    I had a Oly 4/3 kit, E5 and 4 SHG lenses, good kit but was too big and heavy in the end so went u4/3 instead and never looked back.

  8. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I came from a sony bridge camera. That was and will be my last Sony product:biggrin:
  9. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2010
    I put P&S as this was the camera immediately preceding m43 for me, but really the progression was film SLR, film compact, digital bridge, digital P&S.
  10. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
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    Both sides: Canon G10 and S90, Panasonic LX5; Canon 40D.
  11. Keith

    Keith Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 16, 2012
    D700 ... though I might add that to date I find the file quality of the little OM-D falls a fair way short of what the Nikon produces.

    Which is to be expected I guess!
  12. f8andbethere

    f8andbethere Mu-43 Regular

    It's interesting that just about the same number of people came from the P&S world as did professional photographers. I will be getting my Panny G3 and 14-45 lens tomorrow. I am looking forward to comparing IQ with my Nikon D3 and D300.
  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Canon40D, battery grip, multiple lenses and a Fuji S9100 bridge camera. Sold all of it and went full time :43:. I don't regret it for a moment. :biggrin:
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Canon 50D and 500D + a bunch of mid-range and L series lenses.
  15. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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    Canon 30D, 4 lenses, Canon flash etc. I also shoot some professionally, though just part time now. Initially bought an E-PM1 and kit zooms, have since purchased G3, Oly 45, Sigma 19.
  16. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
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    I clicked more than one response.

    I was using a pocket p&s for most travel + outings etc. Had a 4/3's E-520 that I used also for outings (didn't always because of the size- my primary lens was a Sigma 24mm f1.8- which was a FF adaption, and freaking huge) and for art. And used film (120 + 135 + instant) for art, and occasional outings as well.

    With µ4/3 I've pretty taken all 3 of those cameras and use my one µ4/3 camera for everything, although I use film still for art- but it's not exclusive anymore. Another thing that changed is I carry my camera everyday- where in the past I wouldn't always, and if I did it was with only 1-2 lenses tops (film + 4/3 camera). Now I carry the E-M5 everyday, and have 4-5 lenses AND have room for my lunch, netbook, kindle etc in my every day bag without breaking my back (too much- I am a pack rat with my bag).
  17. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I sandwiched my equipment from an LX5 and 400D to a GF1 originally.

    Haven't looked back ever since, except I've been eyeing the X100 as a side piece for some time...
  18. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
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    Olympus 4/3 cameras -- E300, then an E-510. I've used the latter, mostly for birding until recently. With the E-M5 in hand, I've put the E-510 up for sale. I liked it; but I don't use it anymore, and there is other gear I want.