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7-14 pro on an epm1

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by travelbug, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. travelbug

    travelbug Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 20, 2014
    so i still use my epm1 and ive always wanted to get either a slr magic 12mm/t1.6 or 12mm f2 for it.
    however ive seen awesome reviews of the 7-14 pro. its a big lens, of course meant for the omd models really. but will it work with my puny epm1 out of the box?
     
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Sure. If it's comfy holding it all by the lens then it should be fine.
     
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  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    There is a current thread talking about if the O12-40 lens is unbalanced, too large for the E-M1! Here is the E-PM1 with the O12-40, the O7-14 is an even larger lens. The O12 fits this camera nicely. You definitely need to use two hands with the O7-14.

    22030973111_d2a4996a0e_h. Untitled by David Dornblaser, on Flickr
     
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  4. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
    Aaron
    The Pro lenses are relatively large, but I'm sure they are usable on the PM1. Certainly a great distance from reasonable handling, but usable. The 7.5mm fisheye is well-suited for the PM1 to go as wide as possible without making it difficult to use. The Panasonic 7-14 might be a better option than the 7-14 Pro...
     
  5. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Having purchased the 8mm 1.8 which is not small I was quite surprised at how big the 7-14f2.8 is. It is significantly bigger than the 12-40.
     
  6. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
    Aaron
    The 7-14 is (relatively) huge, especially next to any of the m4/3 primes!
     
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  7. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is the beauty of M43! Big or small lenses they work on all M43 cameras regardless!
     
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  8. SpecFoto

    SpecFoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    So Cal
    Jim
    Actually the Oly f/2.8 7-14 on my EM1 is pretty small when compared to what would mount on my D800 :rolleyes-38:

    Sure the 7-14 Oly will work, but maybe a tad front heavy. However the 7-14 Pany and your epm1 don't seem to be a bad fit at all. Comparison photos at this link:

    http://j.mp/1Ly3VZd
     
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  9. travelbug

    travelbug Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 20, 2014
    thanks for the input guys. one more question, is the lens heavy and could it potentially cause issues (with the lens-camera connectors) if it were used extensively on tripods?
     
  10. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
    Aaron
    I doubt that it weighs enough to damage the lens mount, but the tripod socket could be a weak point with the PM1 being so small. The 7-14 Pro weighs a bit over 500g (over 1 lb), compared to the 12-40 at 382g, the Pany 42.5/1.2 at 402g, Pany 7-14/4 at 300g.... You get the picture. I would want to support the lens with the tripod setup if only to give a mounting point somewhere under the lens to help with balance!
     
  11. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    The static loads on the lens mount, or tripod socket, are inconsequential when the camera is mounted on a tripod. Also, there are no forces associated with weight. Anyone who took high school physics once knew (hopefully) that F=M*A, where M=mass.
     
  12. travelbug

    travelbug Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 20, 2014
    i hope we also remember force vectors, and that vector isnt centered on the cemera's tripod mount. its the same reason why dslrs with large lenses have additional support or use tripod adapters that sit on the lens. and hence the inquiry.
     
  13. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    The 7-14 f2.8 is relatively tiny compared to the Oly 7-14 f4 (ZD)!