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Be as blunt as you want Paul, I have an opportunity to get a good deal on a new FL50R, $297.00 usd, but I'm having second thoughts, it kind of goes against the direction I've been heading with my kit, smaller and lighter. Thanks for the advice, appreciate it.
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The 600 will be better than the FL36 Denny.
Having got rid of the two Oly zooms I got bundled with my E-PL2 (and continued to use on the E-M5), and replaced them with the Oly 14-150mm which covers the range of the two lenses disposed of, I'm now looking at the possibility of adding a couple more primes to my kit. My current primes are the Panny 20mm/f1.7 and the Oly 60mm/f2.8 macro.
The first possibility is Oly 45mm/f1.8 (£215): I think some of you have got this lens. Would it be a worthwhile addition, bearing in mind I already have the 60mm macro? It seems to be highly regarded... a kind of pro quality lens at a consumer price, as it were.
Much more difficult is deciding what to get at the wide end. As regards primes the choice seems to be between the pro-level Oly 12mm/f2 (£540) and the greatly cheaper but, seemingly, almost as good Panny 14mm/f2.5 (£130). The zoom options here are the Oly 9-18mm/f4-5.6 (£450) and the Panny 7-14mm/f4 (£850). I think I can rule out the Panny 7-14mm on grounds of cost - the use I'd make of a wide wouldn't justify that sort of outlay.
All thoughts appreciated.
I still think you should have ordered the 12-50mm with your OMD, it has a very useful 24mm at its wide end and a great lens for video.
I`d probably pic the slightly slower Pany 14mm over the Olympus 12mm, simply for its size and cost saving although I already have the 12mm covered by my kit lens.
I don`t really think you need the 45mm already having the 60mm, that`s more than enough for the odd portrait.
The 9-18 would probably be a good option and the cheap as chips Sigma 30mm, if you want a prime to sit between your 20 and 60mm
I may still get the 12-50mm for video. I've seen it on ebay for low prices.
Quote: The 600 will be better than the FL36 Denny
Bought a tablet instead Paul. However, I have never seen my images so crystal clear as they are on the Nexus 7.
All you need now is a wifi card Denny
Quote: I may still get the 12-50mm for video. I've seen it on ebay for low prices
Buying separate from the OMD I would only get one if it was going pretty cheap, I`ve seen a few going for less than £180, not a bad price.
Quote: All you need now is a wifi card Denny Smile
All set up Paul. Been playing Baseball, Pool, and Bowling mostly.
If you are using the 2xTC with your .jpgs how do you get the best results?
I'm finding that even using the LSF .jpg setting the files appear to have artefacts and look over sharpened.
I think get better results shooting RAW and then cropping but suspect I amy not be getting the best possible results from it
Try dialing the sharpening right down.
Thanks Paul, I've tried dialling it down two notches but couldn't see a lot of difference.I'll try going right down (and maybe cutting back on contrast a little too)
Have you got it to work properly for you yet?
Seems fine with video and the odd still, but I have all my jpeg settings dialled all the way down.
Thanks Paul, hmm - video with a 2xTC, now there's a thought
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