Back once again to a ‘small’ sensor format.
Now there is method to my madness here. The Panny GH3 i just picked up was a complete bargain – practically half the normal retail cost. And, by rebate a 25mm F1.4 lens and battery grip can be claimed. It’s an exceptional lens and should I decide not to keep the bundle I can sell on for an attractive profit.
The ups and downs of micro four thirds has been discussed many times, some love this format, others are not so keen. I sit on the fence. I appreciate its good and bad points, and in reality it would work very well for me, given that i don’t really print and images are always reduced for uploading to the web.
All images were taken with the Olympus 75mm F1.8 lens. A sparkler. It gives lovely subject isolation, contrast, and fantastic sharpness. (the crop below of Kira’s eye shows me quite clearly, and almost all of the room behind me) It also costs a fair bit for what in 35mm terms would be a not-so-fast lens.
The GH3 is a similar size to the Sony A58, but outperforms it in most areas – except possibly dynamic range. But (and its a big but) the A58 is the entry level model SLT, costs almost nothing, and a fast prime can be had for less than £100. The GH3 was the top of the range model from Panny, only recently replaced by the GH4.
So in m43 world there is no way up from here.