Forced camera switch - bah

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Forced camera switch - bah

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:38 am

So, yeah. I have to sell off my a7. And I am thrilled about it. I have the perfect kit, and now we have some money issues, and I cannot solve them by selling one piece of equipment, I have to sell off 2 and a bunch of other odds and ends. So, I am going as I advised ludi, and going Olympus OMD EM-10. I am not happy about it, but I am intrigued by going even smaller. I found a killer deal, and have ordered the EM-10, 12-40/2.8 pro, 17/1.7, and 45/1.8. All told, its going to leave me enough to solve my economic hardship (no way out other than sell it). So, while I am bummed about losing my perfect kit for my style of shooting, I am cautiously optimistic about the future. I have already sold off my beloved 55/1.8 (the lens that pushed me over to e-mount), and I have the a7 and cz24-70/4 listed at pretty good prices. We will have to see.
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Re: Forced camera switch - bah

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:11 am

Sorry that you had to sell some kit :cry: but the Oly stuff looks really good. In fact, I'd seriously consider switching to Oly, but can't afford to.
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Re: Forced camera switch - bah

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:31 am

Interesting...I sold half of my Canon kit on Craigslist and the rest should clear eBay by the end of the week. Then it's time to order the Olympus kit. Unfortunately I just sank a small fortune into a car engine replacement so although I still plan to pick up the E-M10, I'm not sure if I can swing the 12-40 f/2.8 Pro right now. I wish the 12-50 wasn't compromised with an f/6.3 top end.
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Re: Forced camera switch - bah

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:20 pm

Today is the last day for deals on Amazon. I got an em-10, 17/1.8, 12-40/2.8, and.45/1.8 for just over $2k. Could have had the 50-140 for another $100. Saved $500 on my purchase. Considering I can sell my two lenses for that coat, I am happy.
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Re: Forced camera switch - bah

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:56 pm

I'm looking at B&H. They have a combo discount on an E-M10 and the f/2.8 Pro that keeps the body at $699 but takes an extra $100 off the lens, which comes in $70 cheaper than Amazon. Unless Amazon has a bundle deal that I'm missing.
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Re: Forced camera switch - bah

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:35 pm

Amazon's is at checkout. I goot free shipping with Prime and that sealed the deal, because I could add the 17/1.8. B&H wouldn't give me a discount on it. If you get the good deal at B&H I would say go for it. I am pretty stoked now. Particularly the thought of adding a 40-150/2.8.
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Re: Forced camera switch - bah

Postposted on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:07 pm

I sent back the E-M10 today. I am sticking with the a7. I sold the 55/1.8 and will probably sell a couple of more lenses, but for as nice as the system is, it just wasn't working for me. The ergonomics were just not comfortable, the wi-fi just up and quit, and the zoom ring direction thing drove me nuts. I can also tell I was going to miss that wonderful shallow DOF. Although, I am sure I will miss how light an entire scene can be in mft with an f/2.8 lens without having the shallow DoF.

But wow, its a very good system.
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