all the micro 4/3 gear is going to keh this week. i am going to yosemite the last week in april, it started out as a steam photo charter and when i map quested the town, i realized no way am i going to within 100 miles of yosemite and not venturing into the park, so now its another 10 day gary odyssey, trains planes and automobiles, including routing home via houston and dallas for an already planned 2 park baseball trip. i just can't bring myself to hike around in yosemite with heavy canon L gear. and i got tired of waiting for canon to get into mirrorless in a serious way. i looked into upgrading again in M4/3, either the new panasonic gh-4, which is by all reviews a great camera, but too video-centric for me, not that much stills iq improvement over my gh3, olympus M1 was looked at, a better deal for stills only as it's on iq par with the gh4 and $400 cheaper. BUT, lo and behold a little online research, more out of random curiosity than any real knowledge got me looking at the sony full frame mirror less bodies, and the more i looked, the more i found positive, the only negatives, and this was across all reviews, is the crappy battery life. something i'm sure sony will in upgrade bodies correct. the deciding factor was when i sat down and added up the weights for the sony A7II and the 3 lenses i would carry 16-35 f4, 24-70 f4, 70-200f4, and the total weight came up to half what the equivalent canon gear would be on my back, a very very big consideration in a high altitude hiking situation. i'm at least getting enough from keh to cover the body and the 55mm f1.8 that will be my first lens, and i can rent the 16-35 and the 70-200 from lens rentals. so that'll give me time to start acquiring lenses as money allows, and also gives sony time to bring more to market, rumors abound on the net that sony is bringing a number of fast zeiss partnered primes to the party in 2015 and 2016. with the light weight of the mirror less primes, i could easily see myself doing primes only below 70mm, i.e.: 12, 24, 35, 55 and zooms past that. and while i am still a fan of M4/3, i just need the full frame pop to do justice to yosemite, and i couldn't spend into a 3rd system, plus who knows, i may end up with my own version of frankencamera, an adapter and some of my canon L glass with this tiny little funny looking body hanging off the end. so as of tonight, M4/3 going, and sony A7II preordered and 55mm f1.8 on order.