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| p.2 #7 · Smaller Alternative to DSLRs? Your favorites? |
I'm contemplating getting a smaller secondary camera for when I'm traveling and can't always lug around a 5D2 with 24-70. Honestly it's sometimes too big and bulky for what I want.
I recently started looking at mirrorless systems like the Olympus OMD and Fuji X10, but there's so many that I'm overwhelmed. So to keep it simple and short what are some of your favorite and flexible smaller systems?
If I can use older lenses (fast cheap manual focus lenses like the Canon FDs or older systems) via an adapter that is also plus.
For me there are only two systems currently worth looking at. GH2, and OM-D. In 6 to 8 months the GH3 might come down in price enough to be a consideration. The Nex-6 looks interesting too. It's the first Sony I would consider at all. But the ergonomics still have ya going to the menus too often to set stuff.
The RX1 sure is well built! Gawd, I never thought I would say that about a Sony still camera - but it is... really nice! And the images from that FIXED lens are awesome. But for me 35mm on a FF is WAY too wide for almost everything I like shooting. In FF terms I like 85mm on up an awful lot! At $2,800 with no EVF, a fixed lens, and a fixed LCD, the camera didn't interest me much - other than to marvel over its build quality,