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Is now the time to get a GH2?


With the GH3 about to ship, is now the time to pick up a GH2?

I've been looking at the OM-D and NEX-6, but each has issues for me:

OM-D:
- 4:3 sensor only - I like 3:2 or 16:9 better w/o cropping
- No built-in flash
- Poor kit lens (12-50 not terribly good)

NEX-6:
- Poor lens selection
- No IBIS for legacy glass
- Not "weather proof"
- Poor kit lens (16-50 did not impress me in many ways)

The GH2 has the multi-aspect sensor (which I really like), built-in flash, and access to all the great m43 lenses (especially from Olympus). It's downsides are:
- Older sensor tech - high ISO a bit worse than current m43 sensors
- Not "weather proof"
- No IBIS for non OIS glass
- Not as compact

I want to use this to replace my Nikon FX system when size and weight are a factor - like vacations, hiking, climbing, skiing, backpacking, etc. I have an LX-7 for other times when compactness is key and IQ not paramount.

I was thinking of getting the 8mm fish, 7-14/4, 12-35/2.8, 75/1.8 Oly as a decent start on a light weight, but high IQ kit.

Any thoughts? Recommendations? etc.?

Thanks -

John



Nov 21, 2012 at 10:14 PM



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