Posted by: Stefan
Tadaima!! I’ve just came back home to KBR. Most of Feb I was away for a 20-day vacation. Where did I go? Diving of course!! Spent 9 days in the Similans with 2-metre waves, strong currents doing pinnacles and boulder dives. Tedious diving compared to home @Lembeh but i did get 6 whalesharks!
On my Thai dive trip I met a fellow diver using Mirrowless Micro Four Thirds, the Olympus OMD EM-1, we discussed at length. And coming back to KBR I met a current guest whom was also using another Mirrowless, Panasonic GX-1. One was all for Micro Four Thirds, while the other, grief about it’s shortcomings. Both were previously many years’ DSLR users though the former now ersnestly converted while the latter swear to revert to DSLRs.
Since Micro Four Thirds’ technology introduction about 5 years ago, and started becoming commonplace 3 years back; I’m sure this subject have discussed over and over from photo pros to amateurs. Though if the two gentlemen could meet i bet there will be a lively camera discussion. EM-1 user claimed that there is no significant shutter lag nor delay in processing speeds. Large live-view electronic viewfinder, what you see is what you get, and it is instantaneous. There is a crop factor of 2 and it is perfect for macro. Depth of field shortcomings are all a matter of using the right lenses. Shooting at 16MP, up to 10fps, nope it is not inferior to DSLR at all! And that’s not counting the advantageous of size, weight and costs over DSLRs. User sold all his Canon DSLR gear and swear by his Oly EM-1.
GX-1 user claim the Micro Four Thirds are cheap copies and DSLR wannabes. Bought the GX-1 when Mirrowless just came out as he wanted to be the “First”. Compared to DSLRs that he had been using for years, the handling, the feel is all “off”. Some may say there is no shutter lag but try to shoot that Anemone fish’s tongue parasite and you will see the difference. Sensor size makes all the difference in image quality however small, and the depth of field at the same focal lengths is poor at best. And if they say there is no processing speed difference try shooting continuous 16MP RAW format. And there is nothing like shooting through an Optical viewfinder. Said guest is trying to “lose” his GX-1 on his way home and return to KBR next time with a “proper” camera, a DSLR system.
So which are you? A Micro Four Third convert or a die hard DSLR fan?
Coming Quarter there will be a series of Dive Shows that KBR will be attending. If you are in the vicinity please do drop by our booth and check out our exclusive show specials!! I’ll be at these shows to keep you updated with KBR news, share some pictures, and if you wish, discuss “Micro Four Thirds versus DSLR” over a beer after show hours!
Some early March Critters taken this past week (by my DSLR 50mm lense):
Date Posted: March 10, 2014 @ 8:41 am Comments (0)