Buying another M4/3 system?


leschua75

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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..
 

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leschua75

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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
 

leschua75

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

daredevil123

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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.
 

leschua75

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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..
 

windwaver

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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.
 

leschua75

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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.
Bro..But sometimes when u need the slr and regretted not bringing it along..dun you feel that way too?
 

shawn207

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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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