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#25 Re: Going small
July 11, 2016, 05:00:31 pm
If you're interested in the size comparisons, then the camera size comparison at http://camerasize.com/compact is pretty handy.

For example, I've sized up an OM-D body with some lenses you might like,

the Samyang 12mm f2, the Oly 45 f1.8, the Oly 12-42 f2.8, the Oly 75 f1.8, the Panasonic 35-100 f2.8

finally for comparison, the 5dII with a 70-200 f4

http://camerasize.com/compact/#521.558,521.93,521.412,521.346,521.366,192.294,ha,t

The only thing you'll miss from your 5d is low light performance and autofocus speed. 

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#26 Re: Going small
July 11, 2016, 08:26:49 pm
Wow, that's really useful, thanks! Scrolling rightward you're suddenly struck by the size of the 5dII and what is a reasonably compact zoom (the 70-200 f/4 L non IS).

Having a flick the A7 body is as small as the Oly but as soon as you go near lenses things get large (dictated by sensor size?).

Hmmm choices!

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#27 Re: Going small
July 11, 2016, 09:52:41 pm
Having a flick the A7 body is as small as the Oly but as soon as you go near lenses things get large (dictated by sensor size?).

Yeah, although there's not much in it with wide angles. As above, options are limited for 4/3 wides and Dave's options above are as big as any of the Sony FE prime wides. If you're ditching the Fuji the sony zeiss 35mm will be very close match, it's the only non-adapted lens I've got.

What do you mean by your computer struggles with Fuji files? The raw processor or what?

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#28 Re: Going small
July 11, 2016, 09:59:06 pm
Lightroom isn't built to handle the X-trans setup (or wasn't originally), it works, but making adjustments on my 5dII RAW files are much faster than the lower resolution Fuji X100s (which is painfully slow). I'd imagine there's a lot of extra maths to convert RGB, RGB into the semi-random array used by Fuji and that's using processing power?

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#29 Re: Going small
July 12, 2016, 06:30:14 pm
LR4 doesn't support the .ORF RAW files which is a pain! Another upgrade would be required.

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#30 Re: Going small
July 12, 2016, 06:38:50 pm
So when you said 'my computer struggles with xtrans files' you actually meant 'my out of date raw processor struggles'. I'd be very surprised if there aren't significant improvements with the latest version, and it's a much cheaper upgrade than a camera.

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#31 Re: Going small
July 12, 2016, 09:49:02 pm
It may or may not solve the issue with the X trans but doesn't solve anything else so that's a moot point.

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#32 Re: Going small
July 13, 2016, 11:59:09 am
I have the Panasonic 35-100 2.8. My opinion of it (and it's brother the 12-35) is similar to Charlton Heston's view of his rifle.

It's about the size and weight of a can of Coke and amazing. The Olympus 40-150 is big, heavy and pricey in comparison and doesn't have IS. This is the case with all the Olympus M43 zooms- they're a bit better than the Panasonics but at the expense of practicality.

Do not underestimate how much focus peaking improves the experience of manual focussing if you haven't tried it.

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#33 Re: Going small
July 13, 2016, 12:47:59 pm
Worth pointing out that the Olympus m4/3 bodies have extremely effective IS built into the sensor, so you get IS with every lens anyway (even old legacy primes on an adapter), hence why they don't also make IS lenses.

 

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