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Interesting poll results so far. I voted #5 "I've already transitioned from DSLR to EVIL."
But I don't think I'm interested in a full-frame EVIL. The idea of going with m4/3 EVIL for me was several fold:
- I like long lenses!!! So something like a $800 FD 300/2.8L gives me 600MM FOV from the sweetest part of the lens and a 2.8 light level coming in! Sweeeeet! But to match something like that on a fullframe I'm going to need $4k - and actually it may not even exist at all.
- I like inexpensive goods and Pana/Oly cameras drop like Pb (82) just six months to a year after they release. I think I paid $550 for my 1st GH1 about 7 or 8 months after it released. My next two GH1's were all under $401. And whoever got my old ones got them a little more used for like $300 to $350. All mine came to me with less than 1,000 actuations and departed with about 20,000 to 30,000 actuations. About 16 to 18 months after the GH2 released I upgraded to that - I paid $550 for it with 221 actuations on it. I think this is about the price makers should be charging for them new myself and something like the D800 should be around the $1,500 mark but that's me. Anyway a FF EVIL with today's inflated dollar is likely to be way up past the $2k mark and more likely even a ways past the $3k mark. When I see prices like that my middle finger gets all rigid and stuff and I seriously doubt I'll be able to find a low actuation used one for like $750 or something reasonable.
- Flange distance! Yeah, I love to fiddle around with old lenses. That's where almost all my fun comes from. And I like to be able to try out any lens mentioned here or in other forums. I guess some of you have seen this before? About a forth of those probably wouldn't be adaptable to a camera properly designed for a FF sensor. Another percentage would likely vignette like crazy - UG! And then there's that corner color shift which even Sony's APS-C suffers from. I took a look at some of those things awhile back and decided the only tech solution would be to incorporate a flexible curved sensor - and tho I haven't checked recently I guess it's still the case that such sensors remain in specialist engineering and corporate speciality device fields.
- And finally I think to really enjoy all aspects of FF photography a count of 30 to 40 megapixels would be needed. Just compare he D700 to the D800 for some idea of what I mean - without me having to explain it - and I'm not sure I'm ready for that. It would mean I have to replace my computer with something that sports a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt2 interconnect for sure. I would probably need or want to go with a 4K monitor. And I would probably need to add an SSD array. I might be more picky than the average photog, I dunno but I wouldn't be having much fun editing images like even the D800 produces on my current 8-core 2.66GHz MacPro (which has 32GB RAM, 4-Drive rotational RAID0, and a GTX570) - it's just not fast enough (for me). Already 16mpx images don't move fast enough most of the time.
So those are my 4 reasons against vs. more dynamic range and a little better resolution. I dunno, but at this point the decision doesn't look too difficult. All I really want (that I don't have) on my GH2 is a faster continuous mode. I want 16mpx RAW actuations at about 15 to 20FPS with about a 20 frame buffer. Had I that I could rest and be happy in almost every situation.