Aust - Finally got my 12-100Pro

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by AussiePhil, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Wow, had given up on getting it before at least the end of the month but being home today got a present to play with.
    Wont bother posting the box photo :)
    I had the 4/3rds 12-60 on the camera with mmf3 from the weekend and side by side these two lenses look nearly identical in size, both extended or not.
    IMG_3402.JPG IMG_3400.JPG

    Think on first impressions i prefer the rubber texture on the 12-60.
    The zoom feels slightly stiffer, but that more new v old :)

    A couple of quick test images at 100mm at near minimum focus distance, the logitech mouse is a good subject... these are SOOC only resized to 1024 wide HANDHELD
    Iso6400
    Exp 1/125s
    P3217706 (Copy).JPG

    Iso200
    Exp 1/4 second
    P3217707 (Copy).JPG

    There is the slightest of motion blur on the writing at 1/4 the higher iso shot is definately sharper, but i'd consider the 1/4 nearly usable, and certainly fine for web stuff
     
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  2. Aqualung

    Aqualung Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Central Mass
    Chris
    congrats...it's a great lens.
     
  3. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    should be a great travel zoom...
    Now an excuse to go on a holiday?!
     
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  4. moonhawk

    moonhawk Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 12, 2016
    Dave Cherry
    Good news--I know you've been waiting impatiently.

    Post up some shots when you have a chance to play.
     
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  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Sadly with a new job and no leave days that won't be for a while.... but it's a forward planned purchase for a trip to the UK in a couple years but rest assured it will get a lot of use before that :)
     
  6. AllanG

    AllanG Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 26, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Allan
    Great lens for the Mark II - now are you going to sell all the others?
     
  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Allan,
    Likely not, the money is already sunk and I really don't need to sell for money at the moment. For events like fireworks it will be good to have two similar lens for two camera setups.
    I might sell off some of the legacy MF lens though and the 4/3rds 50-200SWD could go and not be missed
    I suspect my inertia to list them for sale will see them on the shelf for a few years to come :)
     
  8. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Was trying to get bee's in flight but they were just too quick today even with pro-capture.
    @100mm F4.0 ISO200
    32852406324_05ae3ac0b4_h. 001642-P3287800 by Phil Gartner, on Flickr
     
  9. moonhawk

    moonhawk Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 12, 2016
    Dave Cherry
    Good to see you're getting out to play...

    Pretty darn good for close-ups, isn't it? As long as you're not needing full macro.
     
  10. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    :) the lavendar bush (actually a few of them) are right out front of the house so not far to travel :)
    Had the best lightning storm and rain in general go through the area last night and I was on the road going somewhere without camera! Lightning is one thing i've still not captured :( in all the years of taking photo's.
     
  11. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I've been to Oz once and got this - not uber spectacular, but lightening nonetheless:

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    Lightening over Sydney
    by Paul Kaye, on Flickr

    The one I really tried and tried to catch the lightening on was this - a nice shot, but it would have been spectacular with some lightening in too:

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    Clouds over the Opera House
    by Paul Kaye, on Flickr

    Anyhow - enjoy your 12-100. I love mine - it's definitely the best zoom lens I've ever used.
     
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