11-18-2014, 08:10 AM
Quote:Sometimes I feel that Olympus made their mistakes in the first place when they chose the 43-size sensor. The m43 system does not seem to have much size/weight advantage compared to an APS mirrorless system, e.g. EM5+PL 25/1.4 vs XE1+X35/1.4. To compensate the limit of the very small sensor they have to make "over qualified" (in some sense) lenses, e.g. the old 43 pro lenses. Look also at the f0.95 Voigtlander lenses, the f1.2 PL 42.5mm lens. They are all quite bulky/weighty but have only mildly fast apertures f1.9-2.4 in terms of dof.
I'm not so sure. I still think mft fills a great spot in terms of IQ/size ratio.
If one doesn't need very high dof control, the system is great. Sure, FF mirrorless could also be compact with slow lenses, but the problem is: 1) such lenses wouldn't be manufactured, thus the system wouldn't be as compact. 2) for any focal length longer than ~100mm, FF would be way too big.
Consider the following 3 mft lenses: oly 9-18, pany 12-32, pany 45-150.
These 3 lenses cover an equivalent range of 18 to 300m. Now imagine the same in aps-c or FF in terms of size/volume/weight... Not even close.
Mft has a great advantage when you need reach. Also oly bodies are stabilized which is something sorely lacking with other manufacturers.
Finally, mft provides more than good enough IQ for pretty much anyone today.