That hits the nail on the head for me. I enjoy using lots of different cameras...for me the process of photographing has always been a huge part of my enjoyment of photography overall. What you've got in your hands or on your tripod and how you operate it...all this contributes to that process.
There you go you nailed it.
Pro or amateur, if you enjoy what and how you do something the results are always better.
I personally love the m43 format and for stills the em5.
Leica, Voights, super 16 cmounts, along with a good basic lens line up.
Changing the crop in camera from 16x9 for cut frame still video to square is more of an advantage than most would think.
Want to go old school. Put a manual focus lens. with f stops on the lens, on a em-5 pull out the screen and shoot it like a waist level camera and you have the results of a tesla and a 67 corvette that had a baby.
I've been testing my Voigt Nokton 50mm 1.2 and 35mm 1.5 on the em-5 and they are not near as sharp as the OLY and pana autofocus lenses, but they have a soft glowing film like look.
I wanted to see the look before dropping 3k on the .95 lenses.
Also they are the only way I know that you can use a Leica 90mm and actually see the frame and focus quickly.
The cool thing is if you want to double your resolution, just switch from leica or Voigtlander to an oly and pana fast prime and your there, though to me the ultra sharp 43 lenses are a little too digital.
If your still following this forum, do yourself a favor. Let your fingers run, don't walk, and try a em-5 for two weeks. Yes it takes two weeks. First week to figure out the menu (then you set and you don't have to go back) another week to let the camera controls and the evf become normal. I promise you, after you get used to the evf, you'll find an optical finder strange.
If you were interested in a manual focus Nikon FM in digital form, the em-5 or em-1 is it. I know that sounds crazy considering it is so electronic, but the viewfinder is huge compared to most ovf and you can actually manual focus almost any lens and hit it, even wide open at 1.2 and without the zoom assist.
I'd say go with an om1 but I think it's too expensive right now and you can buy three em-5's for the price of one df and even shoot some decent video.
What were you guys thinking changing the look of the em-5 when you made the em-1. The em-5 is the only camera I've used that out leicas leica.
For all 4/3 makers.
If your gonna go pro, go fast. Please don't make any lens that is shorter than 75mm slower than 1.5, I'd even say 1.2. Also make a hard line tether. No matter the size of camera, everybody that shoots for commerce has to tether from time to time.
I've shot a lot with these 43 cameras and they aren't just good enough, they're good. I know the pixel peepers are going to scream at that thought ,but digital has changed the landscape.
What use to be large format is now 645, what use to be medium format is full frame 35mm, m43 is now 35mm and point and shoots, that's a smartphone.
Also these pana and olympus cameras autofocus fast and accurate, but the real key is you can manually focus. Few modern cameras today manually focus as well as m43.