Here are some fact that may lead me to make a bold decision on my next purchase(s).
- I really do noTheset like lugging around well over a kilogram of camera equipment. My Tokina 11-16mm is a great lens, but it is really heavy.
- When I have been able to use Marty's L-quality lenses, my impression is split: These things make great images but are really (REALLY) heavy.
- There are much lighter cameras and lenses available that record excellent images.
Let's see some numbers on comparable Canon APS-C and the top end of the Micro Four-Thirds world.
|Tokina ATX-Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX||550||12|
|Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM||290||19|
|Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM||625||18|
|Olympus OM-D E-M1||497||73|
|Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH||300||19|
|Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4||200||24|
|Olympus M.ZUIKO ED 60mm F2.8 Macro||185||21|
(Masses, in grams, are from B and H. The DxOMark scores are for the Canon lens on my camera; the Four-Thirds lens scores are from the Olympus PEN-5, which should be similar to the new OM-D E-M1.)
It looks to me that I could get sharper pictures and carry around half the weight by trading in my Canon stuff for this Micro Four-Thirds set.
You can get better DxOMark numbers from the lenses, to be sure, when they are on a Canon Full-Frame camera (5D Mark III), but it is even heavier.
These comments are no longer valid for me. I am committed to the heavy Canon equipment for now.
But when the next EOS M comes out, ...