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Decision made!

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds' started by Mike G, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    West London
    Mike Gorman
    Well chaps I finally made a decision and the first tranche of Fuji gear is waiting for a trade in offer from WEX, an X-H1+battery grip combo, Fujinon 10-24mm, 50-200mm, EF 20 flash and two rectangular Fuji metal lens hoods! They will finance the Panasonic Leica 12mm f1.4 lens!

    The next lot of stuff to go will be Fujinon 16mm, 23mm and 56mm lenses.

    Finally making the decision is kind of liberating.

    I’ve been watching the YouTube videos by a British chap called David Thorpe, his non histrionic reviews are easy to watch as he covers most M4/3 equipment that I ever heard of! really quite good I find!

    So I’m thinking that the itch has been scratched!

    PS I forgot that my 18-55 is also going!
     
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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Mike , I’ve also been toying with idea of going back to micro four thirds. But nothing as heavy as the XPro2 and 16 mm. I’m thinking small . Perhaps an Olympus em5 plus prime. I’m not particularly bothered by megapixels any more .
     
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  3. Matero

    Matero Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 28, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Been there, done that! I returned to m43 this Autumn and I’m happy with E-M5 II and bunch of glass :2thumbs:
     
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  4. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Ha! I beat you lot. I wanted to switch to Fuji, but was too lazy to do it. I still use m43. Ditto on the size and simplicity. I love my GX9 with 20 and 42.5 setup (and the lazy 14-140 that sometimes comes along). My EM1 with large pro zooms is only used when the occasion requires it. The Pen-F and premium lenses (12-17-45-75) is my favorite camera, but since the 20 is my favorite focal length and works better on Panasonic, it gets used too little. I should probably do a little clearing myself.
     
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  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I keep ruminating on getting a small and cheap m43 combo. Perhaps a GF1 or E-PM1 with a panny 20mm or olympus 17mm. Let’s see how the finances go!
     
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  6. muzee

    muzee Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    This is inspiration for me - except that I am more lazy. I'm eyeing the new Lx100ii as I really don't like changing lenses. I don't have much current kit to sell, so will have to figure that out ;) 
     
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  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Wow, that's a lot of gear going out the door for 1 lens! But 12mm 1.2 ought to be a lot of fun, do post here!

    I've been fantasizing about a rugged (preferably waterproof) camera that's somehwat lighter and smaller than my x100, but still has good controllability, and with a fast 35-40mm equivalent lens... I think you can seewhere this is going: I might be in trouble if Panasonic brings out a weather sealed gx9-type camera!
     
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  8. I find Thorpe's videos very helpful. As you mentioned, he doesn't shout, which is rare on youtube these days.

    David Thorpe
     
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  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I’ve gone back and forth beteen Fuji and Mu43 a few times. I like Fuji’s cameras but the look of the output (for what I shoot) is not completely to my taste. Best of luck this time with mu43.
     
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  10. donlaw

    donlaw Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    I find the E-P5 and the 20mm Panasonic has been a great combo for the Single in October! I was actually thinking about watching for a nice used Pen F.
     
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  11. dalto

    dalto Regular

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    Sep 25, 2018
    I enjoy both Fuji and m43. It would be hard for me if I had to choose between them.
     
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  12. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    I sold off all of my Fuji gear which was a big call, especially with those 35 & 16 F1.4 "God" lenses and those x-trans files which I actually like. Also got rid of all my m43 gear, including the Oly 75mm, another "God" lens. Thing is, as long as you don't use it often, getting rid of gear is never as painful as you'd think. Plus, someone will always pay for it. Even got a buyer for my old Canon S95 compact.
     
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  13. The "itch" will never go away once those camel fleas infest your pits! The only way to avoid them is to find a cozy place under water .... and stay there! If you fail to do that and they get to you, then all you can do is burn them off with a blow torch. See what a fine mess you've gotten yourself into? :yahoo:
     
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  14. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    As much as I like hopping from gear to gear. There is something contenting about settling on a specific body/lenses and shooting with just that.
     
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  15. Can I ask where you sold? I'm needing to sell, too, and I keep putting it off because I want to deal face to face, and not have to post stuff.
     
  16. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    Sure Sue, I just snapped pictures of my gear on the phone and posted on Gumtree. About 80-85% of the gear was sold that way. Re selling face to face; no one ever came to my house, I always met the buyers at work. But over half of the gear sold was posted, so it made the sale process much quicker. I really would set up a Paypal account now if you haven't got one already. I wouldn't worry about posting stuff, Australia Post are great and assisting. Any gear that wasn't sold in say 2 - 3 weeks got posted on eBay and eventually found buyers. It took less than a month for everything to go.
     
  17. Thanks, I was hoping you'd say that (about Gumtree). I have sold on there in the past but for some reason got nervous about it all. I'll do it again. Already have a paypal account, had it for years. I'll do gumtree, face to face, cash in hand. Posting... I get too nervous about the possibility of scammers, so I definitely prefer face to face (at the local caf) and cash. They see what they are buying, and I see the money up front.

    I'd better set to and photograph my Pentax gear, N1 gear, and a few compacts. I'm planning an extreme change... just havent decided which way to jump yet.
     
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  18. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Oooh, now I'm curious!
     
  19. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    West London
    Mike Gorman
    Is it not possible to PX with a trusted dealer?
    Its my favourite method, and the dealer I use collects by courier at no cost!
     
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  20. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    981
    Oct 7, 2016
    West London
    Mike Gorman
    Aren’t we all, I love being a nosey old codger. :2thumbs:
     
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