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Thanks CB & Roger, shot of the monopod Roger as the light was not really suitable for such a slow lens and I was only getting between 1/400th - 1/640th sec with ISO 400.
A bit slow for me to hand hold such a long lens
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Very good Brian. The lens has characteristics that I recognise from your earlier posts from it, such as the background.
Right Denny, typical "Mirror Doughnuts" but not so bad as some I reckon, still, its OK for a "Pocket money" lens and is fun to use now and then when I need the extra reach
Having just sold all my Canon kit (with the exception of my 24-104 f4. which I now need to re-list do to a non-paying bidder) I am about to order my OM-D. I already have 3 primes (12mm, 17mm and 45mm) and will be ordering the 60mm macro at the same time, but the question is should I just get the body or get the bundle with 12-50mm zoom adds £150 to the cost?
I know it overlaps my existing primes but it could be handy if I stuck on my pen as a holiday snapshot combo, using the other kit for more serious stuff.
I have found my 14-150mm very useful as a general purpose lens.
I did manage to get it at a bargain price though (£299).
The 12-50 offers excellent quality, I enjoy using it, and is, I think, a bargain at 150 pounds extra. But CB has a point - the 14-150mm is an attractive alternative, especially if you like having a zoom lens with more reach. And you don't need the 12-50 for the wide end, since you already have a 12mm prime.
Quote: I know it overlaps my existing primes but it could be handy if I stuck on my pen as a holiday snapshot combo, using the other kit for more serious stuff
The 12-50mm is by far the most under rated M4/3 lens, it lives on my OMD, it only gets replaced when I fancy using a prime, its a Swiss army Knife of a lens and a bargain for an extra 150 notes.
And its pretty small as well, remember its a fixed length lens
I decided to go with the 12-50mm, and in addition to the 60mm macro I ordered the 75-300, so I should have a nice portable wildlife set-up. I can always sell the wide zoom for as much as I paid for it if it does not get used much.
The great thing about this switch is that I freed up enough capital to get a nice carbon fibre bike as well as the Oly
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I don't think you'll regret it Paul. I wish I'd gotten the 12-50mm when I got the OM-D, I chose the 14-42mm/ which is not a bad lens, but I'd like to have the 12-50mm, but not at $500.00. You'll have quite a nice high end kit there.
Bit of a bugger Olympus don't include lens hoods in the price. Having to cough up £50 for the macro hood is a bit painful, looks a good bit of design though.
No check out jcc or is it jjc
Hang on I`ll be back
This is the hood for the 12-50mm and 9-18mm, it may fit the 60mm as well.
60mm hood is a bit of an unusual design. A bit like the hood on the Canon 400mm f5.6 it can be pulled back over the body when not in use which sounds neat. I've ordered one anyway so I'll let you know what I think when it turns up.
JJC do a copy but I can`t find it.
The 12-50mm is a bit easier, takes the same hood as the 9-18mm, the JJC hood is every bit as good and a whole lot cheaper.
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