Decision HELP needed

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  1. GrammyC

    GrammyC TPF Noob!

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    I am in the market for a new camera. Currently need to replace a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300. I am thinking of upgrading to a 4/3 camera with exchangeable lens. I have done internet research, but need knowledgeable opinions before I visit a camera store & talk with a salesperson.

    Several years ago I used a 35mm Minolta Maxxum 7000AF (which I still have) along with: Quantaray external flash, Quantaray AF/MF 28-80 lens, Promaster AF28-200 zoom lens, and Rokunar 1.4 M/AF tele-converter. Due to my research, I am wondering if it would be wise for me to use this equipment & get a camera with in-body image stabilization? Of course, being able to add modern updated lens down the road.

    This has lead me to the Olympus line due to it's physical stability & 5-axis stabilization. I have used a small bridge Olympus prior to the Sony and loved it.

    Thus my question: Considering the mirrorless Olympus OM-D E-M10III, but some reviews state it would not be good for sports photos which are of importance to me. I might consider (even though quite expensive) the Olympus OMD E-M1 MarkII because it is said to have the AF action quality I am looking for, as well as, weather resistant body and other superior features. My quandary, is this: Do I need to spend that kind on money because I no where near a professional. (For your info--I have taken action shots with the Sony that actually show the dust sliding into home plate, stopped the ball entering into the catcher's mitt and am satisfied with the results, but dissatisfied with the lag-time.)

    Any thoughts and suggestions would be extremely helpful. Thanking anyone in advance for your input.

    GrammyC :) -----SORRY, I just realized I posted in the wrong forum. Tried to delete, but option not available, so just posted in the proper forum. I apologize as I am new to this. I will be more careful for future posts :)


     
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  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    MaXXum 7000,eh? SONY bought Konica-Minolta's intellectual property some years ago, and the newest tech is quite different from what you are used to...I would write off your 1980's-or 1990's-era MaXXum investment,and make a clean break...
    I am a big believer in in-person buying/testing vs. on-line ONLY.
     
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    I use a Panasonic Lumix G9, its a great camera and I would recommend it to anyone....
     
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    I agree. You may pay a bit more but when deciding on a new platform, go to a camera shop.
     
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