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I switched to mirrorless due to the money. I stayed because of the quality and size.

After the drop heard round the world happened and I got the nerve to purchase new gear, I decided to make the giant leap to change my whole system to micro four-thirds.

At the time, that decision was based on one important factor — money. Now, after almost four years of shooting mirrorless, that decision is backed with the size and quality of the gear.

The budget

Let’s just cut to the truth. I wasn’t financially prepared for the drop. I had no money saved up for any sort of emergency. Not a single cent.

Now that alone could and probably should be another article but we are going to ignore it for now. My budget was $2000. That $2000 came from the insurance company in place of my dropped camera body.

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