Making the switch

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by John Hunt, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. John Hunt

    John Hunt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    After a lot of research and thought I traded all of my Nikon gear and ordered an Olympus OMD EM1 ii and the 300 f4, 1.4 teleconverter and 12-40 f2.8. I'm hoping it all arrives soon so I can get out and start shooting again.


     
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    Sounds like a nice setup! I have read that their 300/4 is very, very nice! The 1.4x TC should be good with the 300. Somebody else on here has the 300. Should be sweet with the 12-50 for regular stuff.
     
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    I made the switch to Fujifilm and I couldn't be happier. They don't have a 300 prime but rather a 100-400, just tested so far and I think it will be fine.
     
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    John Hunt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I gave a lot of thought to the Panasonic 100-400 but in the end the faster prime won me over.
     
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    Good choice. I would have too. I only wish Fujifilm had those long primes, maybe someday. Their longest is 90mm currently.
     
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    Congrats John,cant wait to see some of your work with it. I think you will appreciate the lighter weight. I don't shoot my fuji X-T10 much but when I do going from the Nikon D7200 with the Tamron 150-600 to the fuji system is like such a relieve in weight reduction.My wrist gets a break and my back.
     
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    I hope you enjoy the switch. I evolved from FF Canon to MFT back in the OMD-EM5 days. Those little cameras are very sophisticated, Zuiko makes excellent glass and the combo punches well outside their weight.
     
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    Your going to love it. And wait till you see how amazing the dual IS is with the 300mm. Even with the TC on its incredibly stable for the reach.
     
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    switching to mirrorless is good and the mirrorless cameras can still use DSLR lens
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    Nice, and congrats! If you're like me, you'll also explore the video capabilities after switching to mirrorless - I was impressed. And no rolling shutter that often happens with DSLRs.
     
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    switching to mirrorless is good and the mirrorless cameras can still use DSLR lens

    I know they can but problems with my hands are why I made the switch, I need the smaller lighter glass.
     
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    The Oly IBIS, BTW- is absolutely wonderful. I evolved from APS-C (20D) to FF (5D & 1D's) to MFT (EM5 & EM1) back to APS-C (XP2 & XT1) ... I thing I miss the most from MFT is the IBIS. The best IS I've ever used.
     

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