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Upgrading from compact to 4/3 or dslr - advice needed pls

01 January 2016 - 04:46 AM


I am fairly new to this forum so I'm not sure if my question is too vague but any advice would be appreciated. I currently have an old canon s95 with inon macro lens and a ys-01 strobe and have been taking macro photos for years with it. I have become quite proficient with it and have taken some beautiful shots but have found sometimes the detail quality is missing. So I am looking to upscale and use my old system as a back up.

My knowledge of slrs and mirrorless cameras is not the best, despite a lot of reading and it seems no camera suits everyone. I am primarily interested in underwater macro. But I have no idea what camera would be best. I would like say cost is irrelevant but it is a factor. That said I would happily spend £1500 on a camera and £2000 on housing plus new strobes and lens if it will last.

I have looked at the Sony A7r (not the ii) and with focus peaking and the Sony 90mm lens it looks like it could be good and without the bulk of a dslr. But I read issues about poor focusing ability which worries me. I also like the look of the Olympus om d e 1 but I am not sure whether this will give me super detailed macro shots. I shoot a lot of nudis and shrimps and I want the detail.

If anyone shoots a lot of macro and has a great setup to provide excellent shots, I would be keen to here any recommendations. It's a lot of money to spend and I don't want to make a mistake.

Thanks in advance