Why I like Micro Four Thirds

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by jamespetts, May 19, 2013.

  1. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    I can fit all of this:

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    Camera equipment by James E. Petts, on Flickr

    (For reference: the Olympus E-P3, the Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5, the Olympus 12mm f/2.0, the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5, the Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4, the Olympus 45mm f/1.8, the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro, an adapted Pentax Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 complete with adapter, lens hoods for the 12mm, 25mm and 45mm, the VF-2, a remote release, a cleaning brush, a cleaning cloth, a ploarising filter with a 46mm thread and an adapter ring between 46mm and 37mm, a spare battery, a spare flash card (and the plastic carrying case for the flash card in the camera), and the interchangeable grip that came with the camera).

    Into a bag like this (Lowepro ILC100 - I recommend it for anyone after anything similar):

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    Camera equipment by James E. Petts, on Flickr

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    Camera equipment by James E. Petts, on Flickr

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    Camera equipment by James E. Petts, on Flickr

    And still take photographs like this:

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    Simnel cake by James E. Petts, on Flickr

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    Winter flower by James E. Petts, on Flickr

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    View from Waterloo Bridge by James E. Petts, on Flickr

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    Ruskin Park in the snow by James E. Petts, on Flickr

    For what it is worth, I still think that I could squeeze one more small lens in there: the 20mm f/1.7 would certainly fit, but I think that I might also be able to fit in the 17mm f/1.8, as well as a hood for the 60mm, which I do not currently have.

    If I ever wanted a second body, that would not fit, so I should have to carry one of them separately (using the strap and having it around my neck, I imagine.
     
  2. mrkva1

    mrkva1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 23, 2012
    Croatia, Europe
    No, thanks
    +1

    With my Pentax system, I had to take a back pack every time I went out.
    Ok, I usually take it now because I sometimes carry my film camera(s), but if I didn't - GF1 with 20mm over the shoulder, 14mm and 45mm in the pockets and away we go!

    And the lenses are just great!
     
  3. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    Photo of Ruskin park is amazing! :2thumbs:
     
  4. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    Thank you!

    Edit: Actually, when I took that photograph, I didn't even have my full kit with me, as it was too cold to change lenses or to fiddle around with the equipment too much (and I didn't want any snow getting inside the camera), so I just had the E-P3 and the 14mm lens, which is a very compact ensemble indeed.
     
  5. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    The size, I think this is a good compromise with sensor size because optic size is really neat. And it takes better pics than my old E-3.

    Attached photo: A top notch portrait lens this size, just wonderful. I use to have my small PEN Street bag with two lenses and extra battery/card and the camera on the shoulder. Light setup for most situations, no need for a backpack now :)
     

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  6. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    Totally agree with you guys, I moved to u4/3 recently and one of my motivation was the size.
     
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I always separate my bodies into different bags anyways. This gives me a choice of kits to bring from smallest to larger. For instance you could get a small second body with your 20mm/1.7 or 17mm/1.8, and carry that in a small shoulder/waist camera pouch. That's something you could take with you literally everywhere, even when you don't "need" to bring a camera, especially if you go with a tiny body like the Mini or Lite. When you add your main kit to the mix it becomes a second body, but when traveling super-light it could be your sidearm. Especially when shooting primes having at least two bodies makes a tremendous difference. You should fit them both with EVFs though.
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Absolutely! It's a great system that is becoming more mature over time with more and higher quality lenses and excellent IQ. :cool:
     
  9. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    I like Micro Four Thirds!