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 Veteran 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

    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 Veteran

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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
     
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  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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  12. moonhawk

    moonhawk Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 12, 2016
    Dave Cherry
    You can do lightening in post processing.

    Lightning, however--well, you just gotta be there. :biggrin: :rolleyes-38:
     
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  13. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yes, of course - thanks for the correction.
     
  14. moonhawk

    moonhawk Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 12, 2016
    Dave Cherry
    Hope you took that in the friendly spirit it was intended....
     
  15. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    NP - in fact, as a pedant, I'm glad you pointed it out!