IMHO, as you discovered, the size of the lens does not matter in that kind of shoot.
You are not shooting LONG, so why a LONG lens?
The other is portability. I found that it is a lot easier on the old body not hauling a big/heavy kit around, if you do NOT need the IQ of the bigger gear.
Kinda depends on how picky you are.
I have the PLumix 12-60 and I find it just fine, for my needs.
I pair that with the Olympus 17/1.8 for indoor low light.
That makes a nice 2-lens kit.
I have the Olympus pro zooms, but I have no issue using the PLumix 12-60.
In fact, when I want a light...
You were right, it is a bit fiddly.
The bayonet flange on the hood is just a tiny bit long. I think if I shorten it about a mm, it will slip in easier.
For how I use the lens, a simple inexpensive hood is better.
One less thing for me to worry about.
Now if I could find a similar inexpensive...
IMHO, the 15 or 17 f/1.8 would be a nice moderate wide lens.
My first lens was a normal (50mm for 35mm film), and sometimes my back was literally up against the wall. So for indoors, wider is better (to a point).
And these two lenses seem to fit this gap.
I use the 17/1.8 as my indoor low...
As you say, it is personally subjective.
I have all three Olympus Pro lenses: 12-40/2.8, 40-150/2.8, 12-100/4.
I have also been eyeing the Panasonic 35-100/2.8, and may still get it, just because of its smaller size and weight, compared to the Olympus 40-150/2.8.
Each of the three lenses fills a...
What lenses did you get with it?
2) The only filters I suggest are
UV filter, primarily to keep the gunk off the lens. I rather clean a filter than the front element of a lens.
Depending on where and what you shoot, this can be a significant issue. Little kids/babies, can make a mess of...
The way you used your SRT-101 was contrary to how we were taught back in the 70s.
Turn the meter OFF when you are not using it.
So turning the meter OFF was SoP. And the cameras that I used were easy to do this.
Until I ran into cameras where the on/off switch was difficult (not easy/fast) to...
Strap getting in the way of the right hand is a common problem with MANY/ANY strap.
Get a BOTTOM plate, then attach the right strap to the plate.
That gets the right strap out of the way of your right hand.
I do that with all my heavy use cameras.
I use the Slide Lite on my Olympus and the...
This statement I completely agree.
The issue is that people build up an expectation/desire of what they want. Even if some of those expectations/desires are totally unrealistic.
And when those expectations are not met, some become very negative. As if the company HAD TO meet their...
I agree half-way with you.
As you said over complexity, makes it difficult to quickly and easily use the camera.
But, IMHO, that also comes from not being brought up with that gear, or not putting in the time to learn it.
I had to have one of my student teach me how to use the camera on the...
"Nicely dampened" zoom ring = stiff to turn :(
Probably just like the 12-40/2.8 and 12-100/4.
If you have to work that zoom ring for HOURS, "nicely dampened" = a tired arm and hand.
Don't the designers use the lens for more than a few minutes?
What looks "just right" to one person, may not look "just right" to another.
So the "just right" shutter speed will vary based on the individual.
When I shoot that kind of stuff, I bracket like crazy. Cuz until I look at the image on my monitor, I don't know how it will look. The screen on the...
The EM1X does it electronically in the camera, before it is recorded to the memory card. Not the same as PP.
You have to do it in the camera, before it is recorded to the memory card, so ND filters are the only way to go.
You don't need EXPENSIVE filters, but not the $3 junk either.
I was shooting the presentation at the football Senior Game.
One person walked in front of everyone to take her pics.
When I told her to get back so everyone could get pictures, she said "I have a prime lens, I have to go close." Then she turned back, ignoring everyone else.
Only after I told...
What is sad is that Olympus did not make an alternate Firmware that retained the feature of the mk2, rather than dumbing it down.
That IS a LOT of work, but no factory difference, and you have a new camera.
Data overload. Too much stuff to learn with a new camera. :confused:
I regularly have to go back over the manual to look for stuff that slipped by me the first and second times.
What also slips by is stuff that I think "nah I won't use that." Then I don't even think about it later. :(
I was thinking about that.
Take a look at this site.
You can pick a flight and figure its altitude based on the flight log.
It looks like 10-20 minutes from take off to 30,000 ft. Depending on route and how ATC directs them.
Well I broke down and got the 40-150/2.8.
I've been eyeing that lens for MONTHS.
A little more reach and a stop faster than the 12-100/4.
But as Ian said, about the same as the Nikon 70-200/4 on my D7200.
Timing turned out to be good.
The 70-200/4 has to go into the shop. The VR is...
The school got a couple Tamron lenses, for use on APS-C/DX cameras:
The 17-50/2.8 is MUCH better than the Sigma lens.
The zoom ring turns in the same direction as the Nikon Zoom, and it is much easier to turn.
The model of the lens that the school got, does not have IS/VR, but shooting...
Hasn't worked in Calif.
When I was in High School, I thought 8% in NY was BAD.
Now in Calif we are over 9%, with 10+% around the corner.
Cracking 10% is going to be a political hurdle. But once cracked, it is going to keep going up. :(
The politicians keep finding reasons to want to raise...
When I travel, I do not take my pro lenses. Too heavy and bulky, for this old man. For me, at my age and condition, travel requires a compromise to reduce weight and bulk.
My basic travel lenses are the Panasonic-Lumix 12-60 + Olympus 17/1.8, then optionally the Olympus 40-150R.
As @Holoholo55 said, can't mount the R lens on the M50.
Yes you are correct, you can put a Z FX lens on the Z50.
But the Z FX lenses presently do not have VR, they rely on the IBIS, which the Z50 does not have. So I was trying to avoid that confused situation.
I thought you could reconfigure a button to turn "face recognition" off.
Face recognition has been a love/hate thing for me. When it works, it is great. But in a party/group environment with a lot of people, it usually fails by grabbing faces that I do NOT want. Then I am back to single point...
The 12-100 is significantly heavier and bulkier than the 12-40.
While the extra reach is nice to have, you have to decide if the added weight and bulk is worth it.
If you are young and strong, the added weight may make little to no difference to you.
I have both of them, and selectively use...
Bring a "rope pod" for the museums.
And practice using it.
I would leave the 75 and bring a 40-150R, smaller and lighter than the 75.
I would practice stitching, to see how well it works, as an alternate to the ultra-wide zoom.
The UW might be more practical than stitching a LOT of images.
Or the TWO Nikon Z DX lenses. :eek:
There are more Z DX lenses on the roadmap, but there are only two at the moment.
As much as I hate to admit, the Canon M50 has a better native EF-M lens selection than the Nikon Z50 does, at the moment.