Finally bought my first M4/3 Camera

Well I finally bought my first Micro Four-Thirds camera and I’m now officially in the process of converting from Nikon Full-Frame to M4/3.

Funny how things work out though. I had decided to buy a Lumix GX85 and was waiting for it to become available when I found a fantastic deal on a slightly used Olympus E-M1. For less than half the current list price I got a top-end camera and saved myself enough to buy one or two extra lenses. I should have the camera in a few days and I’m really looking forward to it.

You can see the significance of the change in the following pictures, both shown with a 24-70mm f/2.8 equivalent zoom for full effect.

D700_EM1_top D700_EM1_front

Funnily enough shortly after buying the camera I found this little video that uses humour to demonstrate the beauty of the M4/3 system by showing two photographers out in the field. One with a Nikon FF and the Nikkor trinity of f/2.8 pro zooms (the exact type of setup I’m moving away from because of it’s bulk and weight). The other with an Olympus E-M1.


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    David Travis

    Thanks so much for the detailed thought you’ve put into this. I’m going through exactly the same change of mindset. The trigger for me is that I’m about to do a lot of travelling and my Fuji X-100S isn’t flexible enough and my Canon 5D Mk 3 plus lenses isn’t portable enough. After reading your thoughts I plumped for an OM-D EM-5 Mk ii with a couple of primes and I absolutely love it. As you say, it’s such fun.

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    Hi David, that great, really glad I was of help to you. You made a great choice, really like the E-M5 ii but ended up with a used E-M1 at a great price. I’m still learning how to use it but I’m having a lot of fun with the functionality it provides!

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