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Old Apr 9, 2014, 9:04 AM   #31
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From what I am seeing out of the EM-1 by the likes of TG I would say an EM-1 w/the lumix 35-100 f2.8 can do the same job as the D300 plus 70-200VR f2.8. You've got useable C-AF, fast burst rate and the WiFi to transfer to a computer in real time, touch up and put up for sale after the show.
Not to mention how small the 35-100mm f2.8 Panasonic lens is, which is downright tiny, and it zooms internally so the size remains the same regardless of the zoom setting. Pair it with either the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 or the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 and E-M1 and you have one fantastic, super easy to carry around setup.

Add the upcoming 40-150mm f2.8, 300mm f4 and 7-14mm f2.8 M. Zuikos with all the other high-end primes already available and one has way more options than were ever available with the four-thirds system, and someone with a 90-250mm f2.8 can still bolt it onto an E-M1 and experience much higher image quality than was ever available from any Olympus DSLR.

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Old Apr 9, 2014, 9:05 AM   #32
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Wow, that is a good price and I think you will love the lens also. Judging from Bob's car photos that lens is incredibly sharp. Of course the guy behind the camera helps too.
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Old Apr 9, 2014, 12:26 PM   #33
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Not to mention how small the 35-100mm f2.8 Panasonic lens is, which is downright tiny, and it zooms internally so the size remains the same regardless of the zoom setting. ...


size difference between a D300s w/70-200 f2.8 II and EM-1 w/35-100 f2.8 ... all I can say is end of the day I bet that D300s is feeling pretty heavy
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Old Apr 9, 2014, 12:46 PM   #34
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The Nikkor is actually smaller and lighter than my 35-100F2 SHG .. and yet still has built in IS, and SWD/USM motors .. Now that I've seen it in the flesh .. it may look big next to the Pana 35-100f2.8 buts it looks small next to the F2 SHG and accurate CAf ain;t a problem. Weight wise I think the SHG and the Nikkor are pretty close .. so weigha tonne compared to the lil Pana.
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A few years ago I had a chance to play with a second hand 35-100mm f2 Zuiko Arlington Camera had in-stock on the E-510 DSLR I was using at the time, which probably is not all that different in size compared to the E-M1. That was one giant of a lens.

The motors Panasonic uses today and the MSC system Olympus uses in their Micro Zuikos are every bit as fast, maybe faster than the SWD motors in the four-thirds lenses. You just press the E-M1 release and you are in focus. Tracking in continuous AF is where the Nikkor will still trump anything from Olympus.
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Why does everyone always jump to Nikon?
Canon is also still there.
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Why does everyone always jump to Nikon?
Canon is also still there.
All of my pro photographer friends who really need accurate continuous autofocus, use Nikon and laugh at Canon.

That's why.
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 8:11 PM   #38
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Hey Ted

recently saw a vid comparing the D4S vs 1DX and was mightly surpised that the 2 year old 1DX was able to best the latest Nikon at CAF .. not by a huge margin but the 1DX seems to have the more accurate AF system. Basically that beast does not miss... the D4s is still brillant with a 90% hit rate
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I wouldnt be surprised by that

in difficult situations with panned targets 80%+ is par for D600,
its the lesser Canon FF that begin to get a bit challenged in the same circumstance
these are about the most difficult things you can ask of an AF system tho
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 12:28 PM   #40
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Checked LCE site and they have several E3's .. looks as if they have gone up by 50 or so .. as they were all around the 250-300 mar, and now are hovering at 300-350. Thats on par with what a similarly aged D300 is going for.

They now have a 50-200ED at 449.00 + 6month guarntee and an E5 at 699.00. I think the both are priced kind of reasonably.
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