I consider buying a m4/3 camera again. The story is this:
I have a Nikon D810 that I'm very satisfied with. It will be my main camera for a long time. I also have a D700 that I planned to use as a backup for the D810, but that plan has never materialised for the following reasons:
- It's as big and heavy as the D810.
- The D810 is superior in almost every area.
- It doesn't address the shortcomings of the D810, mainly the lack of an EVF for video but also the video functionality as such.
- It's noisy (I'm spoiled)
When the G7 was launched a few weeks ago, I hardly noticed, until my pushers made me aware of the fact that it's really a simplified, half price GH4 in a smaller, lighter plastic shell. The long spec list includes 4K video, peaking etc. and it weighs in at just over 400g.
Then this was launched yesterday:
It reduces the crop factor for the G7 (If it's approved by Metabones. They haven't tested it yet, but the G6 was approved.) to 1.28x for photography and 1.5x for video. My Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AiS will become a 64mm eqv. f/0.8.
I could of course have gone Sony with an A6000 or a second hand A7 even, but Panasonic ergonomics are much better plus I would like to have 4K plus I would like to use the PanaLeica 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 lens.
First, I have to sell the D700.