May 1st, 2012, 10:05 AM
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
May 1st, 2012, 10:10 AM
Did the K-01 get chopped?
Originally Posted by christilou
May 1st, 2012, 10:23 AM
It does seem like Compact System Cameras drive people towards owning more than one system. I am not saying you couldn't have one camera or system, but right now you are going to have some significant trade offs.
I figured we would have a high performance mirrorless from Canon in September, which would consolidate the market a bit, but sounds like their first CSC will be based on the G1X sensor (their recent comments on a new CSC which would "approach" DSLR IQ). Nothing wrong with that sensor size, but from Canon it feels like they are more concerned about protecting their DSLR sales, than pushing the envelope.
I like small companies and choice, but I can't imagine settling on only one system right now.
May 1st, 2012, 11:03 AM
Kyle, sold the K-01 today. I found that I couldn't get the focus I wanted for macro and I do a lot of those in the Summer particularly. I have tried peaking which works well for most things but found I still got a lot of blurry pics using this method for macro. K5 has better macro capability I think. I may sell that too though as I've become more used to the smaller form factor and it seems like a tank now. I think you're right, I lean towards having two systems (and only two )!
May 1st, 2012, 11:44 AM
You could be right. I had a FF kit plus my M43 for a while, but then just shifted to M43 - not because I did not like the DSLR, but because I felt having one system would keep it simple, and help me work at specific skills.
Originally Posted by krugorg
I've been holding out for the perfect balance, because I would love to go down to one system for the long term. Maybe it's not possible. It's why I have been intrigued by the Nex 7 and X-Pro1. The Nex has been out a while longer, and there have been a couple of well-known photographers who have completed work or prolonged trips with just this camera. The performance is good enough, though much depends on what it is you shoot etc.
May 1st, 2012, 11:51 AM
Armanius, it just is hard to beat the larger quality sensors on the XPro and the NEX, as good as the m4/3s are!
Originally Posted by Armanius
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