Considering a Path to Less

200615-085841-JEH20My photography has slowly been evolving.  By this I mean, I have run out of new locations and things to photograph.  To counter that loss, I have been trying to process the same things that I have photographed over and over in different ways; i.e. monochrome.

Due to these changes, my desire is to rationalize my gear, cameras and lenses, etc., to better fit the realities for now and the future.  As a result I am going to revisit whether or not micro 4/3 gear is right for me.  I chose micro 4/3 systems multiple times in the past for the smaller and lighter lenses and cameras. I also found that I could make better images in low light at the focal lengths needed when I made Homewood images inside the Omni room, at a price and weight I could handle, with faster micro 4/3 lenses.  I haven’t needed to do that in the last year and I doubt that I will do much of that in the coming year.

Based on the above considerations, I am investigating switching to a Canon full frame mirrorless system.  I am merging adapting to the above concerns with the desire to reduce the amount of gear that I have.  I still have this desire to get down to one camera system and as few lenses as necessary.

Some of my concerns that I will be checking are:  Do I really need a focal length greater than 105mm?  Can I use a Canon RP to replace my Olympus PEN-F and E-M5 III?  What lenses would I need?  Can I also replace the Pentax KP with a Canon RP camera? 

First off, I do like the Canon standard jpeg colors as shown below.  I also like the close enough focusing of the 24-105mm lens.