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Don’t think Panasonic will abandon m4/3.

People only talk about size with 35mm when taking into account the nifty fifty 1.4 from the old days.

Just take a look how the newest and greatest are. Weight and size is a different league

The strength of 4/3 and m4/3 was always equivalent zoom ranges with a bright F2.8 or the long stuff.

For awesome 35mm I always take my main camera, a Leica M9P. The 50mm lux ist just jaw dropping.

however, carrying a 35mm with a 24-70, 70-200 2.8 and something in the league of 600mm F4... even if superior... no way. I’m often out in the wild or traveling......

Ever tried to get useable CAF with 2x converter on 35mm Canon or Nikon on the long stuff???

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17 hours ago, webrunner5 said:

The older A7xx's have a hack that gets rid of the 30 minute thing. It will go as long as you have card space or battery.

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Wrestling events are generally 3-5 hours, with an 15 minute intermission in the middle. I NEED a camera that can shoot 90 to 120 minutes straight. I can't worry about batteries, overheating, etc. because every second I'm not recording during the action is a bad thing and creates issues in post. Sure I can work around them but why not avoid them completely if possible? I'm also constantly moving around the wrestling ring, so that stabilization and the weight of the lens and camera is a godsend. I don't want to have to use my gimbal or shoulder rig on these shoots, the simpler and lighter my set up the easier it is on my fat ass for the 3-5 hours I'm on my feet and shooting! ?

Maybe I'd feel differently if I wasn't regularly just a 1 to 2 person crew. But I have way too many responsibilities and things to worry about when shooting events and these MFT cameras make my life a lot easier. 

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