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    Default Buying another M4/3 system?

    Dear Frens,

    I got an option to add another Olympus EPL-1 with 14-42mm with MMF-2 plus Zuiko 40-150mm at a good deal..But I am currently using a Canon EOS 550D with a Sigma 18-50 f2.8-4.5 OS HSM, Canon kit lens plus a 50mm F1.8..I was thinking of getting a smaller camera to leeplace my ageing Sony T10 compact which is almost 5 years old..

    I brought the EOS 550D along to several overseas trip and I must admit that it is some how abit too heavy..But the picture quality is good so I can't complain much about it..I dun even bother buying a 200mm zoom because I seldom take long distance photos..

    I was thinking that the M4/3 will be much lighter to bring on overseas trip..I can even bring along to super zoom because it is only 7 cm long..

    My friend was telling me that my 550D is good enough and I should not waste money getting another system..But the deal is too tempting that makes my backside itchy..

    Another option is to get a compact camera to leeplace by 5 years old compact cam..But I like taking night pics so the option is to buy a m4/3 or continue bringing my EOS 550D on trips..
    Last edited by leschua75; 1st December 2010 at 10:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Buying another M4/3 system?

    Hi, saw your post. I'm using the GF1, with the 9-18mm Olympus (most of the time)

    It's light as hell !!! And shoots well !!

    Just sharing....


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    Quote Originally Posted by michael chick View Post
    Hi, saw your post. I'm using the GF1, with the 9-18mm Olympus (most of the time)

    It's light as hell !!! And shoots well !!

    Just sharing....

    Hi Bro..I felt abit of wastage for unutilizing the EOS in case I get a new EPL-1..

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    Les, You need to decide what your priorities are.
    If it's a light camera kit you want, then it's the m4/3.

    The interchangeable lenses make it rival any DSLR.
    The size makes it much less painful to carry around.

    Unless of course, you are only shooting in Singapore.

    I never complained once about my m4/3 !!
    I was however, CURSING that it was NOT made earlier...

    Here's another shot to (hopefully) inspire you


    GF1, Olympus 14-45mm

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael chick View Post
    Les, You need to decide what your priorities are.
    If it's a light camera kit you want, then it's the m4/3.

    The interchangeable lenses make it rival any DSLR.
    The size makes it much less painful to carry around.

    Unless of course, you are only shooting in Singapore.

    I never complained once about my m4/3 !!
    I was however, CURSING that it was NOT made earlier...

    Here's another shot to (hopefully) inspire you


    GF1, Olympus 14-45mm

    Cheers
    Bro..Those shots are indeed very nice..I will go think for awhile before deciding....BTW, is there a Olympus 14-45mm lens?

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    Sorry, you're right, it's a 14-42mm collapsible lens. I also own the 14-45mm Panasonic OIS, and hence go the 2 mixed up..

    Here's the chart:
    http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html


    And here's a shot taken with the 40-150mm Olympus




    Hope this inspires you...

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Buying another M4/3 system?

    If you are the type that thinks carrying a 550D is heavy. I seriously suggest you sell your canon set up and go for a full m4/3 sytem.

    You should also take a hard look at Sony Nex and/or Samsung NX100. APS-C sized sensors in a compact form factor similar to m4/3 EVIL cams.

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    Default Re: Buying another M4/3 system?

    Quote Originally Posted by leschua75 View Post
    Hi Bro..I felt abit of wastage for unutilizing the EOS in case I get a new EPL-1..
    i have a 450D and getting a EPL-1 ...EPL-1 is good when i am going on gathering...i will still use my EOS for oversea holiday...
    OLympus EP3 17mm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    i have a 450D and getting a EPL-1 ...EPL-1 is good when i am going on gathering...i will still use my EOS for oversea holiday...
    Dear Bros..

    Thanks or the help..I think I will get a all weather compact camera to leeplace my old sony T9..I felt that all electronic stuffs obsolete very quickly..So all these will be rather old in 3-4 years time and I will need to spend a large amount of money replacing them..

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    I have almost exactly the same problem with TS. Anyway, to put it short; I bring my EPL1 as a P&S and DSLR only when I know I need the capabilities of a DSLR. Otherwise, the light EPL1 is usually what I bring for normal family shoots. It's not fun carrying a DSLR on a 2 weeks trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windwaver View Post
    I have almost exactly the same problem with TS. Anyway, to put it short; I bring my EPL1 as a P&S and DSLR only when I know I need the capabilities of a DSLR. Otherwise, the light EPL1 is usually what I bring for normal family shoots. It's not fun carrying a DSLR on a 2 weeks trip.
    Bro..But sometimes when u need the slr and regretted not bringing it along..dun you feel that way too?

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    Default Re: Buying another M4/3 system?

    i have an oly ep-1 along with my sony a350.

    however, do remember that a m4/3 is nowhere near as compact as a PnS, so its not gonna fit into your pockets! because with the zoom lens, the m4/3 isnt that compact. with a pancake lens, its prolly more convenient to carry about.

    that said, i think a m4/3 is a worthwhile investment, after all it takes better shots than most PnS cams...however, i think a DSLR still produces better shots :P

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