classiccameras wrote:Bakubo, your probably more sensible than odd
Over the last few decades I guess I have just been very good at knowing myself and what I value. If you know that then choosing a camera that matches up with what you want is not all that difficult. For my primary photographic interest (street, travel, etc.) my m4/3 gear that I started using in April 2012 has been the best ever. Small size, lighter weight, great lenses, great sensors, fast, very accurate AF, amazing IBIS, and mostly reasonable prices -- especially if you shop around a bit. The 5 m4/3 bodies I have bought since the first one in April 2012 and the 12 lenses and 1 flash were all bought at good prices, less than the full retail, and all new.
I find m4/3 to be a pretty good jack-of-all-trades system, but like any system it has compromises. You just have to know what compromises you care about and which ones you don't. Also, you have to prioritize things so that a downside aspect that is personally not that important doesn't loom so large in your mind that you forgo an upside aspect that is very important to you. Again, that is all about knowing yourself. (I think lots of people don't know themselves and that leads to all kinds of mistakes and misery in life.) If after 46 years of photographing I was to change my primary focus then there is a possibility that I might choose a different system for that new focus because then my priorities are likely to change as well.
I like the smaller m4/3 bodies, but you give up a little on ergonomics. With m4/3 though I could buy the larger bodies (Olympus E-M1II, E-M1X, Panasonic G9, GH5) to get better ergonomics if that was important to me. And all my lenses would work 100% on any of them. I prefer the smaller bodies though for travel.