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8.18.2014

Camera Journey 8.18.14 - Nearing the End

I never thought I would be at the point where I would be fighting with myself about sending the 6D back because of how much I love the GX7, and YES, I do love the GX7. I know logically and factually the 6D will blow away the GX7’s image quality, even though the GX7 IQ is very good. But the GX7 is the perfect combination of size, Image quality, and techie gear satisfaction. I took it out last weekend and it just felt like part of my hand. I went to Fort Delaware, (Fort Delaware, DE is a very camera friendly location), and seeing all those people with their big full frame SLRs and all the gear and heavy bags they had to bring and me knocking out great pictures with the GX7 and my 14-140 lens was the transformative moment I was waiting for when I started this reboot.  I have also settled in surprisingly with the E-PL5 as my stealth shooter, and it has made the RX100 II obsolete. I actually use that for my Regional Rail camera trips if I know I need to be low profile, and although I really wish it had an extra dial the compromise of size, Image stabilization, and image quality won me over. The kit glass is not as good as the RX100 II’s lens, but that is just a matter of buying good glass. I will probably just go with the 20 f/1.8 on the E-PL5 when I am stealth shooting. 

I also picked up the GX1, as it was selling for a song ($200.00), and it can be a back-up body for the GX7 with the same interface and once I look at the size, may knock the E-PL5 onto eBay.
I will be taking the 6D out shooting next weekend, and when I get I will look at the images and make a decision whether to put it up on eBay or not. I know the image quality will be better, but the question is will it be so much better that I have to keep it? I would really like to just go Micro 4/3rds all the way, but I will let my gut speak to me when I look at the photos next weekend.

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