April 15th, 2011, 12:38 AM
ZD 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 mkII
So, for the past week I have been doing a lot of photography at work also. It's been nice to be able to shoot photos while at work (I'm an IT Tech so photography really doesn't fall into my job description ;) ).
Through the week I've had a chance to really get used to all of my u4/3 lenses and really learn the advantages and disadvantages to them (and they all have them).
I was really surprised, though, at the amazing performance of the ZD 14-54mm mkII on my G2. Focusing wasn't that fast, but I would say it was only marginally slower than the 20mm f/1.7. The photos from it were great, and it was able to lock focus without hunting much at all.
On my E-PL1, that lens with the adapter dwarfs the camera and doesn't feel natural with it. But with the G2, I found it to be a very good match and felt good shooting with it.
Generally I only had my 14-54mm mkII with my E-1 for rough weather shooting. However, I think I'm going to be packing it in with my u4/3 gear a lot more often!
Lumix 7-14mm | Lumix 20mm | mZD 12-50mm | mZD 40-150mm II R | Minolta 400mm f/6.3
XZ-1 | Tough 3000
The great thing about an EVF is that you can be chimping all you want and no one will know.