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So here goes nothing - I'm hoping someone can convince me one way or another: Has anyone here given up on their dslrs for mirrorless/compact bodies? I'm currently shooting a 5Dc, and my 35L stays locked on the body. The only issue is that its getting bulky, and becoming a chore to bring with me when I want to take pictures with friends. I LOVE the images that comes from it, especially with the 35L, but I cant deal with the size anymore.

So here goes nothing: go mirrorless (canon/nikon/sony?) or go compact body (G1X/S100/Fuji x10)? There are also options like the fuji xpro etc

Please help



Sep 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Bye bye dslr...


Leica M9 Rangefinder...


Sep 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Bye bye dslr...


A bit out of my price range


Sep 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Bye bye dslr...


If you want solid performance and only shoot at 35mm, I'd look at the X100 - fixed, excellent 35/2 equivalent, 12MP APS-C, small and light.


Sep 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Bye bye dslr...


It all depends on what you shoot.

I'm using my Olympus OM-D EM-5 more and more each day but don't see myself giving up my 1D MKIII anytime soon.

Image quality and overall performance of the Olympus is great but it can't shoot wildlife or sports the way the Canon can. The day I stop shooting those two subjects.... I might turn completely to the m4/3 system or maybe the Canon mirrorless.



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Bye bye dslr...


I would go with the canon mirrorless, but theres NO way I can shoot without a viewfinder. I agree with you about the wildlife, some of my best shots are of bears, but thats only 10% of my shooting. I'd rather lose the 10% and gain the 90% that a smaller body may help me achieve.

I'll take a look into that olympus though! right now the fuji cameras are winning me over the most



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Bye bye dslr...


Jefferson wrote:
Leica M9 Rangefinder...


This is what I bought (used) and it's my UWA through 50mm and 90mm solution. It's FF and the lenses are much, much smaller, than EF L series. I still use a DSLR for telephoto AF.

IMO, most of the mirrorless systems are great for reducing bulk and weight if you're dealing with normal and wide angle work, but telephoto options are less enticing. The best is probably m4/3, such as the great new Olympus lenses, or the higher-end Panasonic glass because the smaller format allows for considerably smaller lenses. With APS-C mirrorless formats, tele lenses will be similar in size and weight to regular DSLR glass, so really not much gain IMO.



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Bye bye dslr...


Oly OMD EM5: Very nice body/controls with a good built in EVF, excellent native lenses and IQ that rivals or beats most APS-C dSLR's.


Sep 27, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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If you want to keep your lenses, go Canon M with the adapter.


Sep 27, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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The Canon M would be great if it had a view finder. The olympus is very enticing, but its a bit large still




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Bye bye dslr...


With a body that small, I would not be worried too much by the absence of a viewfinder. Handling a heavy DSLR with lenses, I won't be surprised if the LCD screen will suffice for most DSLR owners.


Sep 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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Oly OM-D is almost the same in terms of measurable IQ (noise, colour etc) compared to the 5d.

But the 35l is a hell of a lens to try and replicate on a smaller sensor.



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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E-M5 + Pany 25mm f/1.4 is very tough to beat. For DOF-limited situations it's equal to the D3s/D4 in terms of noise, with the added benefit of IBIS.


Sep 27, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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RobDickinson wrote:
Oly OM-D is almost the same in terms of measurable IQ (noise, colour etc) compared to the 5d.

But the 35l is a hell of a lens to try and replicate on a smaller sensor.


I know - and I'm certain I'm going to lose a ton of IQ and just general feel of the photo, but Id much rather have a ton of photos than only a couple of good ones. I'm almost thinking of the s100




Sep 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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russellnadler wrote:
I'm currently shooting a 5Dc, and my 35L stays locked on the body. The only issue is that its getting bulky, and becoming a chore to bring with me when I want to take pictures with friends. I LOVE the images that comes from it, especially with the 35L, but I cant deal with the size anymore.


Sounds like the new Sony RX1 is perfect for you. Full frame sensor. 35mm f2.0 Zeiss lens. A compact body the size of micro four thirds cameras.

The only issue might be the lack of a built-in viewfinder. You'd have to buy an add-on viewfinder to correct that problem.



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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stargazer78 wrote:
Sounds like the new Sony RX1 is perfect for you. Full frame sensor. 35mm f2.0 Zeiss lens. A compact body the size of micro four thirds cameras.

The only issue might be the lack of a built-in viewfinder. You'd have to buy an add-on viewfinder to correct that problem.



I would love that, but the $2800 price tag is far out of budget. The rx100 would be a more reasonable option



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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OM-D with IBIS .


Sep 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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If 35mm is your goto FL, perhaps wait for the reviews to come in for the new...Sony RX1 Full Frame Mirrorless with it's Fixed Zeiss 35 f2 Lens. Just a thought, I see you have a 70-200 so maybe not? One of the NEX bodies might be an alternative tho



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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StillFingerz wrote:
If 35mm is your goto FL, perhaps wait for the reviews to come in for the new...Sony RX1 Full Frame Mirrorless with it's Fixed Zeiss 35 f2 Lens. Just a thought, I see you have a 70-200 so maybe not? One of the NEX bodies might be an alternative tho

The nex6 & 7 are very nice indeed. The size of the RX 100 seems very appealing though!



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Bye bye dslr...


I shoot 5D2/7D and Oly E-P3/pancake. The Oly is cute and well made but in many ways has made me appreciate my DSLRs a lot more. E-P3 IQ is very good but obviously a notch below the 7D. However, I get a lot more keepers with my DSLRs, especially at twilight or indoors (casinos and bars where I don't want to bust out a big DSLR). Basically the tiny E-P3 is a lot harder to hold steady, especially shooting at arm's length. So I bought a clip-on VF and it helped but I realized the in-body IS isn't nearly as good as Canon lens IS and such a tiny camera tends to bob up and down more easily. Big beefy DSLRs are a lot easier/faster to operate and hold steady.

So, yeah, I'd never even dream of replacing my DSLRs with a 4/3 or any other ILC. But I do carry the E-P3 in my messenger bag 24/7 for quick snaps. Certainly whips my iPhone and S90 senseless. But I reach for my DSLRs when I I'm serious about photography or are shooting in low light or fast moving subjects.



Sep 27, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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