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| p.2 #15 · OM-D E-M5 or NEX-6 - Which would you pick? |
Why did you pick the panasonic kit and not the olympus one:
Or the new Panasonic version of the same:
because i was aiming to show there is nothing inherently smaller about equivalent lenses. you'll note i mention that the olympus is much smaller in my post prior to showing the examples. i could not tell which panasonic was the new one from the name and just picked randomly.
And you forget the 14 mm f2.5:
no i didn't. you didn't look at my post very carefully, the pany 14/2.5 is in there too.
I think you are also only looking at the size of the lens + body. A few of your examples shows the m4/3 lens being actually smaller. If the body size is an issue one can always use the smaller m4/3 bodies.
i also mention this in my post. to me the size of the whole kit is most important and you were mentioning size of the kit in your post that i responded to. µ4/3 has slightly smaller lenses and slightly larger bodies. i view this as a wash. i chose the om-d and NEX-6 because the OP is asking about those two cameras, but even your comparison with the smaller µ4/3 camera doesn't show any significant difference in the size between the two kits (i would've used the NEX-C3 if i was trying to make the smallest kit for both).
So no not always smaller in lens size or size of the camera and lens together and some m4/3 lens might be bigger or similar size to the NEX equal.
But you have the option to get a collection of lenses that are smaller. And that is part of the point of these systems. And if you add the size differences of the telephotos it means that you can potentially use a smaller bag for a m4/3 system than you would with an NEX system.
you can make a kit with either brand that is smaller than possible with the other if you choose lenses appropriately. it is not the case that µ4/3 is always much smaller or even smaller most of the time. either could be smaller depending on your focal length preferences. it is certainly not the case that most of the NEX lens lineup make it almost as big as a dslr, which was your claim that i was responding to.