I think the time has come to let go

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Landshark, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    My OMD is just sitting in the case, lonely and unused, I think I am almost there, to say goodbye to M4/3. I think I am going sell off all of my remaining M4/3 gear OMD body, grip 75, 12-50, 12 and 7-14.
    If the Ricoh GR works out as planned then the M4/3 goes up for sale on Monday.
  2. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I think you'll really like the GR, it does practically everything. Might need to retrofit a back scratcher :)
  3. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    When I reall feel like shooting for myself I seem to grab my XPros all the time, but there are lots of times I just do not want to carry anything more than what I have to. The OMD is a great camera but it suffer from the same problem as my XPro, just to big to keep in the bag all the time and since I prfer the Xpro none of M4/3 ge3ar is getting used at all. Even my beloved X100 felt to bulky for everyday carry, it is now my car camera, only really using it when I go on canyon runs. While I liked the X10 I want something with a bigger chip in a small wide angle lens and body.
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I hear you Bob. I greatly downsized my m43 lineup a few months ago. I have one OMD (I also had an EPL5 for a while) and three longer lenses - the 75 (amazing!), 45 (will probably sell), and the 75-300 (don't use it a lot, but when I want something LOOOOOONG, it fills the bill). I still have the 12mm (because its just too good) and the 9-18. The 9-18 will probably go when Fuji comes out with their 10-24 or it might regardless - I just don't seem to use super-wide anymore - 14 seems wide enough for me. If I ever sell the 12mm, its a sure sign I've given up the thought of ever getting back into m43, a possibility I haven't completely closed out yet. But its basically a portrait and longer camera, with the 75mm mostly living on the camera.

    Of course, I also got rid of most of my Fuji gear too, just keeping an XE1 and the 14mm (to which I might add the 10-24), but that's a different story... The RX1 and Nikon A seem to handle the vast majority of my shooting, with m43 and Fuji filling in the long and wide ends only...

  5. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    Yeah, I sold mine off just this past month, for the last time. I am currently completely m43 free for the first time since 2009. I won't be going back. For a variety of reasons. It's like letting an old friend go. It's a little sad, but it's more nostalgic than enjoyable any more.

    You might be shocked at how little the OMDs are moving. There were a lot sold, and a lot on the market. It might move best bundled for a nice price with a nice lens.

    I hope the GR works well for you. Have you been posting some GR images?
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    parting is such sweet sorrow
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    My mu-43 kit has gone in the last fortnight. Not missing it yet.
  8. stanleyk

    stanleyk Top Veteran

    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
  9. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I've used M4/3s several times and finally moved on forever last year. Today's APS sensors are simply that much better. The GR is fantastic!
  10. After I bought the VF-2 I thought I might make a stop at MFT, but I've decided against. Too much stuff now that I don't use, dont want a third system to buy lenses for.
  11. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Good luck mate.

    I've streamlined my m43 kit quite a bit but certainly not left it. What I sold off has been more than replaced by a GR and an RX1.

    My remaining m43 stuff is still incredibly useful and offers things I can't get elsewhere in another compact system and as such, m43 still plays an important role in my overall kit.
  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hmm, unfortunately nothing in that list of gear that I could use or don't already have. GLWS.
  13. zensu

    zensu Rookie

    Jul 20, 2012
    Montgomery, AL
    I gave most of my Nikon DX cameras and lenses to my niece when she started college. My arthritic hands could no longer hold such gear for very long without pain. She is very happy as am I. I acquired an Olympus XZ-1 to handle my photography needs but I missed the ultra wide and moderate telephoto on the XZ-1. It was a great point and shoot but I missed the options mentioned in the previous sentence. I finally tried out the OM-D and though heavier than a point and shoot, it can do everything I used the DX for and I am now a happy camper.
    I wish you the best of luck in finding the system that is right for you!
  14. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Also in the process of selling mine, the price has dropped like a stone :(
  15. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Looks like I may ending up never having used m43 at all! Was always waiting for the OMD to come along but was strapped for cash when it did. Then I got a really good deal on the GXR M mount and it has taken over my imaging life. If I could afford the OMD I would now use the funds on the GR instead.
  16. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    What lenses are you using with your GXR?
  17. ean10775

    ean10775 All-Pro

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I really don't use my, albeit modest, m43 kit at all. Unfortunately, its not worth selling as all I have is an E-PL1, 14-42mm/40-150mm and VF-2, among some adapters for legacy glass that I have. For what I'd get for the kit, assuming I'd be able to sell it at all, I may as well just keep it.
  18. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    I'm shooting against the tide on this one. I've just bought an OMD. I thought about the Fuji XE1 but on the limited opportunities I've had to hold one in my hand I just didn't feel the vibe. The XPro1 is just too big. I've always liked the size and form of the pen series. Whenever I go anywhere it's the must have to pack. The way I process my photographs the sensor more than enough meets my needs.

    I should say it was the weather sealing that encouraged me to buy the OMD. I'm not sure if you are aware but it is known to rain in Scotland ... a lot!
  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Karen, you and the OMD are a perfect match. Of that, I have no doubt.
  20. Hyubie

    Hyubie Top Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    I have been sorely tempted to go that route, too, but the current market prices have dropped so low that it's not worth it for me. And it's not like I don't like the images the Pens pump out -- I still love that Panny 20 and Oly 45. So I'm probably sticking with it, and just upgrade to that latest Olympus sensor.

    Good luck to you!