Should I Switch To Sony Full Frame Mirrorless?

On the new year's eve (yes, it has been a while ago) I had an early morning photowalk with my friends who happen to be some of the best professional photographers in Malaysia. Andrew Chow, Jon Low and Eric Ooi all have switched to Sony full frame mirrorless at different stages of their career. I took this opportunity to ask them some questions: what made them switch to Sony from their previous system, what are their experiences using Sony as their main workhorse currently and... should I be making the switch to Sony myself? Undoubtedly I got some very interesting answers from my friends in my latest video! Check out the video on YouTube here (click). 

Since we were at the local wet market, I also did some shutter therapy, this time with the Nikon D600 and 50mm F1.8 D, attacking mostly portrait shots of people there. I did a POV street shooting showing you how I frame my shots, what happens around me before I click the shutter button, and I share the images here in this blog entry. 

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  1. My opinion: switching from micro43 to full frame does not make much sense, unless you print extremely large or you need to shoot in the dark (and with Olympus ibis the latter is probably not an issue). As to the bokeh I rather like a little bit more depth of field than less: I can't see the beauty of a portrait in which one eye is in focus and the other is not. The main advantage of micro43 over full frame is that the kit is lighter, and easier to carry. This is especially true if you use long tele lenses. If the best camera is the one you have with you, there is no point in buying a heavy camera that you are not happy to have with you.

  2. Robin:
    In my opinion, believe it or not, you carry micro 4/3 in your gestalt. You would cease to be a pioneer and a benchmark of a system in which you are one of the most important references, to become just another one among those who inhabit the colorful Full-Frame scenario. You have the courage (you have demonstrated it) to be faithful to your principles. Please continue with them.
    This is a request from a Canon FF user.
    Best wishes. Carlos

  3. If you need/want better high ISO performance, resolution, and DR, then FF is the way to go, but it will certainly cost a whole lot to do it and can result in a significant increase in size and weight of your kit. I agree that your blog user base will suffer since an FF pro is commonplace compared with being an m43 pro.