mjgbtv From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3683 times:
'Aviation photography' could mean many different things, but you can be sure that a GH3 is plenty good enough to get images accepted here. Most of my images in the db were taken with a G1. I think that the biggest disadvantage versus the SLRs would be the low light performance, but that might or might not matter to you.
I would question, though, if a GH3 is the best Micro 4/3 choice if aviation photography is your main goal. The GH line puts a lot of emphasis on video performance, so the G line will probably give you most or all of the still image features for significantly less cost.
ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3670 times:
I'm a great fan of micro 4/3 - I have an Olympus 4/3 and have owned the G1 and GH1. But, currently where they suffer for aviation photography is in continous focus. Tracking a moving object is much less reliable than with even a budget DSLR (though this is getting better with each new model).
On the plus side, their tiny lenses are great for shooting through fences, and with a 2x crop factor you get good reach.
I think if I were forced to choose between a DSLR and M4/3 for aviation, I would go with a DSLR, though if you are shooting mostly statics or side on approaches, an M4/3 will be fine.
Note that m4/3 has been developing very rapidly, so it would be worthwhile going for a newer model if possible.