E-M1 iii, Z6 (or used Z7) and A7 iii (or used A7R iii)

1 year 3 months ago #699103 by abhishek-cam
I would appreciate any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions as I'm at a standstill in a new setup choice. Reviews on all of my options are great. I am not Pro but an amateur trying to learn. Recently I started playing with RAW but for my new buy, I am trying to narrow down choices based on SOOC. I would like to include from UWA to telezoom in my kit.
I have been using the M43 camera and lenses but it doesn't affect my next buy. I want to choose wisely and it will stay with me for the long term.
I shoot landscapes, family pictures, sometimes astrophotography and sometimes Birds and local wildlife.
Micro Four third used to look impressive but now Full Frame setups are matching on price as well as weight prospective. Both aspects are important to me.
I am looking for opinions on E-M1 iii, Z6 (or used Z7), and A7 iii (or used A7R iii). This is my comparison or price and weight if I check comparable lenses.

Please send your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions and help me to narrow down based on the pros and cons.
I am not set to only these choices, but open to suggestion.


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1 year 3 months ago #699104 by Piechura
If you go for the A7iii, consider switching to Sigma for your zooms. For not a huge amount more, you can get a 24-70 f2.8 and a 14-24 f2.8, if you don't mind losing those 2mm at the wide end. In fact, the 14-24 is actually a bit cheaper than the Sony 12-24 f4.

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1 year 2 months ago #699198 by Shadowfixer1
I shoot with the E-M1 MK II but if I could switch now, I would probably choose a used Nikon Z7 or a used Sony A7RIII if lens size was not a consideration. I will be staying with what I have for the current time being. I prefer my very compact setup.

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1 year 2 months ago #699199 by abhishek-cam
When I consider M43 setup and mentioned the mirrorless FF kit, the weight is just a little more. That was my confusion, which way I should go with, and what significant gain I would achieve.
What would be a compelling reason for you to buy/switch/add FF setup?

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1 year 2 months ago #699212 by Shadowfixer1
Weight is one thing, but size of the lenses is a completely different ball game. M43 lenses are much more compact. That is how I got into m43. I wanted a compact kit for travel, especially on planes. I couldn't come close to the lens coverage I have now if I go to full frame. My whole kit is smaller than just one lens of big glass for full frame. Now, what you get from full frame is better quality in low light and if you go with a high megapixel camera, you get the ability to crop in more. In good light, you're not going to see much difference unless you like to view at 100%. Full frame generally will have more dynamic range but that is sensor dependent. Sports, action and wildlife will benefit from the newest cameras focusing systems. These are becoming better all the time. Good luck in your decision.  

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1 year 2 months ago #699213 by abhishek-cam
Thanks for your advice. 

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