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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.
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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.
Wide zoom 9-18mm
Medium zoom 40-150
Long zoom 75-300 or 100-300.
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.
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
Could this be the most expensive M4/3 lens yet
Start saving Denny.
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.....
If you do a lot of landscapes you might prefer the 9-18mm.
What body did you go for.
Got the omd em5 (not yet here but very excited about its arrival!). Already splashed out on the 9-18.
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.
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