About to Jump Ship on Canon- Change my Mind
Alright, so I have been a canon shooter since they came out with the 20D, which finally got me to abandon my old Praktica. I have also used the 30D (borrowed one during the Glacier NP shootout, dropped it, and then bought it) and switched up to the full frame 5d Mk II, which is what I currently shoot.
The lenses I mainly use on the Canon are the 24-70 2.8 L mk i, the 70-200 L, also mk i, and the 35-135 (I know, it is old, but damn I love that lens). I also have the 50 1.8, the 100-400 L (All my L glass is first generation), a bunch of old M42 lenses which I can't really use on the 5dmkii, an some Pentacon MF lenses, blah blah blah.
I shoot a little bit of everything, but what I am best at is documentary style travel pictures.
So I havn't been shooting much because I have had two kids, and dragging the Canon bag around with me, as well as diapers, food, teddy bears, extra clothes, and all that stuff is pretty much untenable- those of you with kids know the drill. I had been shooting the kids with (surprise) my iPhone, but this was unsatisfying, so I picked up an old Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55 XF on ebay.
There's a lot to love about this camera. It's super light, and the interface is great for me (reminds me very much of using my M42 mount lenses of my Praktica).
Image quality is decent, but you can see its 16MP vs 20 for the 5D MkII, and the Autofocus is terrible- the cold start up time is also crap. I'm not doing super artsy stuff (mainly using it is the "camera in my pocket") but I have some concerns about getting a shallow DOF if I go back to a crop sensor.
The new Fujis have apparently solved most of these issues.
The long and short of it is, that I can probably sell my Canon gear, upgrade to an XT-3, and replace all the effective focal lengths (I already have the 18-55, which is more or less a 24-70) for a grand total differential cost of about 2000 euros, which is less than the new Canon mirrorless, and about the same price as the 5Ds (which doesn't have great ISO range, IIRC).
On the plus side:
The bag would be a lot lighter
Fujis are freaking beautifully designed
I am annoyed with Canon
So here are my concerns.
Is the DOF an issue?
Is 24 MP noticeably lower quality than 30MP?
Is replacing Mark i L glass with Fuji glass a step down?
Is there something I am not thinking of?
Right now I am seriously considering abandoning Canon.
Do you think this is a good idea, or a terrible one, and why?
BTW, I rarely to never shoot video.