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Why I love M43.....

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by D7k1, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    I am going on a 3 day trip for astronomy tomorrow. I have ID 4 abandoned properties to image and video. I will have a telescope on a goto equatorial mount to continue on my "Herschel" project, but will have either my Gx8 or EP5 (depends which lens I have on which camera at the time for "piggybacked" imaging.

    So in a bag that I could get one D7xxx body and a 80-200 or two smaller lens, I have:

    Gx8, EP5, 14+wgc1, 9-18, 35-100 4/5.6, and 75-300 II plus Canon 500D and various filter and 5 batteries in the bag. Before I would have struggle on what to take on a non-photo trip. Staying home are arguably my best lenses: 12-35, 100-400, and 7.5mm but size is all important on this trip. The 14 is used for car window mount moving video and widefield astro with the wgc1.

    The tripod for my 20 x 80mm binoculars is my Manfrotto 055 CF and 501 HD video head, which of course is the head for my video/still stuff.

    For me m43 has significant advantage in the way I use my photo gear, and I can not think of any other system, THAT FOR ME would work as well.
     
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  2. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sounds good but how could you not find room for the 7.5mm...?
     
  3. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Bag Full, VF2 is in a pocket not on camera. All pockets are at capacity as is the inside. I love the 7.5mm but just not for this specific trip.
     
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