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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 9:45AM

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 e2
13 15.7k 6 England
22 May 2013 5:49PM

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 e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
22 May 2013 7:42PM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
22 May 2013 8:33PM

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 e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
23 May 2013 12:27AM
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 e2
13 15.7k 6 England
23 May 2013 2:15AM
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 e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
23 May 2013 4:51AM
I'll probably sell it Paul, and let the funds sit till I decide what I really want.
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
23 May 2013 8:13PM
What's this then?
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
23 May 2013 8:19PM
It`s a cheap manual focus lens, you would be better off with something like the Sigma 19mm.
conrad 10 10.9k 116
23 May 2013 8:26PM
The 30mm Sigma is closer to the Jackar focal length.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
23 May 2013 10:19PM
Yes it is, and probably a bit long for indoor use.
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
23 May 2013 10:43PM
Back home they used to call the French Jackie Tars, I wonder if that's where they got the name?
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
23 May 2013 10:49PM
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
23 May 2013 10:50PM

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


But Paul has the 19mm Conrad.Wink
conrad 10 10.9k 116
23 May 2013 11:03PM

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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