Upload & Sell: On
Basically I currently have a D5100 with kit lens, and a D7000 with 35mm 1.8.
I wanted to sell this all off, and pick up an OMD and the Pannasonic 12-35mm 2.8 lens. Then some primes like the 45 and 75 1.8 lenses down the road.
Then came along the XE1, and kit 18-55. Looks awsome, but I don't think I'm ready to go totally that way yet. Raw issues, slow focus among a few other little things. I really like it, and the quality of the lenses is supposed to be great. I think I need to wait and see on this one for a little while longer though.
I want a two camera set up as back up, for shooting weddings, protraits and nature. Right now I don't know if I can swing the funds for it all yet, and I'm torn on if I should keep the D7000. One moment I think I should keep it for the speed, the next I'm thinking I should let it go because I have not always found the AF to be as accurate as I wish it could be. They say that the CDAF of something like the OMD would be more accurate, even if it isn't quiet as fast. Ofcourse the D7000 would track in CAF better, but I don't seem to use it much. To be honest I'm not sure that I really need fast AF as much as accurate. It might really be a case that I'm nervous letting go of a good DSLR, for a mirrorless 4/3rd cam, even though reviews seem to indicate it may be a better fit for me.
On the other hand, if I sell the D7000 for the OMD, then all my lenses would have VR. I think I would like that. It would also be more affordable I think to get the faster m4/3 primes like the 45 1.8 and 25 1.4. I like the prime lenses on the D7000, but there is no VR with them.
I guess the question is would the D7000 be a good compliment to the OMD, or is there really to much overlap in what they can do? Thinking that the OMD has some edge on the D7000 with the in body stabilization that works great, is there really a point to D7000 and a couple or primes?
Maybe the OMD and a XE1 are a better compliment to each other? My other choice might be an OMD with one of the other Oly Pen cameras like the EPL5 as back up. Then they can share lenses and flash at least, and both would have some stabilization.