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    jamescoates
    14 Aug 2012 - 3:28 PM

    Hi all,

    I am in the process of buying the omd em5 and wanted a little advice about which telephoto lens to buy. I have been looking at two lenses mainly, the Olympus 75-300 and Panasonic 100-300, because of the extra reach they give. I have done some trawling across websites and it seems that the olympus may have the slightly better IQ and is slightly smaller but you pay a significant price for that over the panasonic.

    I wondered if anyone has an opinion about which, or suggestions about other lenses that should be in the mix.

    Cheers.

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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Aug 2012 - 3:55 PM

    There both good but the Pany is cheaper.


    Quote: I wondered if anyone has an opinion about which, or suggestions about other lenses that should be in the mix

    Primes, telephoto, zooms ?

    If this is your first foray in M4/3, get the 12-50 kit lens with the OM-D, its weather sealed to match the body, and performs really very well, a no brainer.

    Telephoto zooms

    Wide zoom 9-18mm

    Medium zoom 40-150

    Long zoom 75-300 or 100-300.

    Primes

    wide, 14mm Pany or 12mm Olympus

    Short to standard 20mm or 19mm Sigma, the Sigma`s half the price of the Pany but its every bit as good.

    Medium Olympus 45mm, or the Pany 45mm macro

    longer reach Olympus 75mm

    And there even more.

    brian1208
    brian1208 e2 Member 1110169 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Aug 2012 - 6:42 AM

    I managed to pick up a used but mint condition oly 75-300 for less than a new panny 100-300 so got that but as Paul said, they both are able to produce good results (look at some of Denny's - Straycats - results)

    I got the 75-300 for the wider fl range + lower weight and am delighted with the results I'm getting but would buy it at full retail price

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    15 Aug 2012 - 8:25 PM

    Could this be the most expensive M4/3 lens yet Smile

    http://www.adorama.com/ZI70200MFTF.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&...

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

    Start saving Denny.

    http://www.adorama.com/ZI70200MFTF.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&...

    jamescoates
    19 Aug 2012 - 6:18 PM

    Further question.

    I managed to get a body off ebay for a good price but no kit lens.

    My fiance has offered to get me a lens as a wedding present. Now do I ask for the panasonic 12-35 f2.8 OR buy the olympus 12-50 myself and ask for the 75mm f1.8?

    Thanks for all opinions.....

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

    If you do a lot of landscapes you might prefer the 9-18mm.

    What body did you go for.

    jamescoates
    19 Aug 2012 - 6:26 PM

    Got the omd em5 (not yet here but very excited about its arrival!). Already splashed out on the 9-18.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    19 Aug 2012 - 6:33 PM

    If you already have a 9-18 I can see little point in adding the 12-35, the 12-50 would make better sense with the EM5.

    Or get a 40-150 and a prime to fill the gap.

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 19 Aug 2012 - 6:34 PM
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