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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110146 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:45 AM


Quote: (Pity, the MFT 35-100 is expensive. Looks like a really nice lens.)

it is, on a par with my canon 70-200 F4LIs (and I have read others rate it as good as the mk1 70-200 f2.8). I use it a lot, from studio work through walk-about landscape, archietecture, flowers, sport etc.

For me, a lot of money but well worth it

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 5:49 PM


Quote: Ouch, you got rid of a 35-100 2.0? It must be bad, then. Right, I'll keep that in mind, thanks. (Pity, the MFT 35-100 is expensive. Looks like a really nice lens

For me the main reason was its size, and what it was worth to me if selling, it pretty much covered the cost of the OMD, the kit lens, the 45mm and the grip, the Panasonic 35-100 might look expensive but its half the price of my old lens and its one heck of a lot smaller and lighter.

Some people use them on M4/3 but the focusing can still be pretty slow.

The next generation of the OMD should cope with these lenses better.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014397 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 7:42 PM

Conrad, I think Brian is using the Panasonic 35-100mm, and Paul had the 4/3 version.

I don't see the point in using 4/3 lenses with so many excellent M4/3 lenses available, they would be much bigger than M4/3 also.

Last Modified By StrayCat at 22 May 2013 - 7:43 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 8:33 PM


Quote: and Paul had the 4/3 version

There is no other version or equivalent of the 4/3 35-100 f2, it is a unique lens and cheap as chips considering it has a constant f2 aperture.

Not even Canon or Nikon could hold a candle to this one.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014397 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 12:27 AM

Relax Paul, you're seeing things that aren't there. I was pointing out to Conrad that you and Brian were talking about 2 different lenses, I was not debating the quality of either.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 2:15 AM

Lol I`m relaxed Denny Smile

So what will you do with you 60mm, I see Henry`s has a sale on, is that what you all use over there.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014397 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 4:51 AM

I'll probably sell it Paul, and let the funds sit till I decide what I really want.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014397 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 8:13 PM

What's this then?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 8:19 PM

It`s a cheap manual focus lens, you would be better off with something like the Sigma 19mm.

conrad
conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 8:26 PM

The 30mm Sigma is closer to the Jackar focal length.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

Yes it is, and probably a bit long for indoor use.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014397 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 10:43 PM

Back home they used to call the French Jackie Tars, I wonder if that's where they got the name?

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014397 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 10:49 PM

this is a good price.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014397 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 10:50 PM


Quote: The 30mm Sigma is closer to the Jackar focal length.

But Paul has the 19mm Conrad.Wink

conrad
conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 11:03 PM


Quote: Yes it is, and probably a bit long for indoor use.

Oh, not necessarily. I just got a 45mm and think it's very usable indoors. And it's 50% more focal length than the 30.

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