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08-28-2018, 09:06 AM - 1 Like   #1
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People using multiple systems, which is your next favorite brand after pentax?

Myself I use Nikon and panasonic Lumix other than pentax and I love the dynamic range of Nikon and cheaper lens availability and for Lumix I do like the m4/3 size and how I can use it for video. I just have one or 2 lenses for each of those whereas with pentax I have tons.

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Large format 4x5 film! Nothing is really a system at that point... but I've really been enjoying it as a second camera type.


I used to have some m43 gear, it was pretty nice. I had an EM10 that I lost, it was a really nice package. Would love to get an EM-10m2 for hiking, etc, or another em10.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
Large format 4x5 film! Nothing is really a system at that point... but I've really been enjoying it as a second camera type.


I used to have some m43 gear, it was pretty nice. I had an EM10 that I lost, it was a really nice package. Would love to get an EM-10m2 for hiking, etc, or another em10.
I've never used film, maybe its something I should seriously give it a try! Too bad you lost your EM10. Hopefully you can get another one. I got the Lumix because I liked its video capabilities. The 1080p is exceptionally good and apart from that now I'm liking its photo capabilities as well.
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I only used FM2 film camera before have no experience with Nikon DSLR, if I must pick a second system I would pick Lumix. I used to love Fuji and I owned couple of them before, the X30 and XE2 beside a bridge camera and P&S. I like Fuji because of the XTrans sensor, in comparison I found it performs much better than the K3 (Sony ?) in low light high ISO above 3200, but I decided to give it up due to the bad ergonomic and menu design, in simple words I found it very tired using the Fuji. I do not own any Lumix except a P&S long time ago, and my first DSLR was the Olympus E300 which is a 43 not m43 and I like it, the sensor is bit too small has limited DoF control but at the same time I can get sharp photos easier ! I also use old Russian lenses which only available in F and K mount beside m42 back then so I switched to Pentax, and I am glad that I made that decision ! I am planning to get a used Lumix to try out, may be a GM5 or a GH4 or GX8, also possible a LX100. Since I rarely shoot video so 4K is a waste to me, the reason I still want a Lumix is the smaller sensor, smaller overall system especially good for outdoor and wildlife that's my other hobby.

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Panasonic Lumix m43: Small, light, share equipment with 79year old dad, very high quality lenses - EVF when needed (detachable, shared with LX7)
Panasonic Lumix LX7 Q sized sensor: Travel when space is a serious premium. (24-90 field of view, f1.4-2.3)
Nikon FT3, Pentax PZ-1 35mm film. Nostalgia
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Calling it a system is a gross exaggeration, but I like my Fuji Instax as a fun alternative to "serious" Pentax gear

I'm not counting 35mm film because all is Pentax k mount
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These days, not much. I have a Fuji X-T2 and half a dozen of their excellent primes which I will use if light weight gear is more important than image quality. At one time I shot 35mm, 6x7 and 4x5 sheet, but those days are long gone.
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Mamiya RB - the rendering and image quality are superb. Albeit 'raw' resolution is more or less similar to digital FF, combination of the resolution and film helps to create very interesting look.

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I also want to say that Pentax and Panasonic menus aren't too hard to move back and forth from. The two companies approaches aren't too dissimilar in the menus.
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Sony A7 with lots of adapted film SLR lenses, including several Super Takumars.
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I have a Samsung NX1 and a Samsung NX100. Lovely kit, I wish Samsung was still in the MILC game.

As for other brands, I have always admired Nikon from a distance. Canon not so much, those silly little sensors with the 1.6x crop factor is just a deal breaker!

PS: I also like the look of the Fujifilm XE1 and XE2 but they aren't quite as compact in the metal as I would like them to be.

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My other system is Oly 4/3 because it's more portable. It's hard to switch between systems (buttons and menus0 but I'm working on it.
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I have three Sony MILCs, with a full kit of E mount and Canon FE mount lenses to go on them. My keepers on Flickr are nearly all Pentax though, which says something.

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Sony a7II, a7, a6000, and NEX-3, plus a Panasonic Lumix GH-2. Also multiple adapters and focal reducer to share use of Pentax, Canon FD, Konica AR, Olympus OM, and Minolta manual lenses among the bodies.
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