Chase Jarvis's Top Micro Four Third Lenses (another top 5? )

nardoleo

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Hi all,

A friend of mine shared this with me and i tot it was interesting to see Chase Jarvis take on his top lenses.

http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2014/08/lenstopia-part-iv-the-top-5-lenses-for-your-micro-four-thirds-camera-a-few-others/

I personally love those voigtlanders too! Delicious rendering.

Happy reading!
 

gengo

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Jarvis said Top 5, not most versatile 5 lens set.
Yeah, and that is what I'd like to see - a list of everyone's dream set of 5 lenses.

Not the Top 5 lenses, but the 5 lenses you would have if limited to 5 (native MFT, currently produced or announced) and money was no object.
 

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P12-35 f2.8,P35-100 f2.8, O60mm f2.8, P25mm f1.4, O9-18 would probably be my picks, I own the last three but not the first two. Sadly no room for a pancake tho. Can I sneak in the 14f2.5 as a fancy body cap? Or even the bcl15?
 

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Price no object and size doesn't matter: Panasonic 7-14, PL 15, Olympus 25, upcoming Olympus 40-150 f2.8, upcoming olympus 300mm.

Price & size matters: Panasonic 14mm with Sony VCL-ECU1 0.75x wide converter, Olympus 25mm, Sigma 60mm, Panasonic 45-175mm, legacy 55mm Micro-Nikkor,
 

m4/3boy

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Hi all,

A friend of mine shared this with me and i tot it was interesting to see Chase Jarvis take on his top lenses.
My choices FWIW:

Olympus 60mm f/2.8
Olympus 75/1.8
PL 25/1.4
P 7-14/4
Olympus 12-40/2.8
P 35-100/2.8

Now this question, "Who is Chase Jarvis and why should I care what he thinks? "
 

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Yeh... who is he? My first thought was that the lenses were chosen on paper specs and samples alone. As much as I like fast manual lenses, it's just not practical for the typical shooter.
 

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No doubt, some nice glass. Here's my top five (I factor in value and what works for me):

5. Panasonic 14/2.5
4. Olympus 40-150
3. Olympus 60/2.8
2. Olympus 45/1.8
1. Olympus 17/1.8

Those lenses work for me. I'm considering adding one more zoom, either the 12-40/2.8 or the 12-35/2.8. Oh, and a side note, if I'm traveling I can easily work with just the Olympus 17/1.8 and 45/1.8. Those two are a mighty combo.
 

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although f0.95 is mighty tempting, i just can't trust myself enough in order to go manual focus lens way...

for me (my last wish list changed dramatically, i wanna experiment):
PL42.5 f1.2
O17 f1.8
Oly60 f2.8 (currently own, yeeah)
upcoming Oly 7-14 f2.8
upcoming Oly 40-150 f2.8

I doubt i'll ever get to that list, without growing dramatically in my abilities, and getting paid to do photography.

At that point, i'd probably exchange the PL42.5 (possibly even O17 1.8) with the Voightlander lenses...
 

nathan_h

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Oly 14-150 -- general walking around lens
Panny 100-300 -- wildlife
Samyang fisheye -- small indoor spaces, large outdoor spaces
Oly 9-18 -- landscapes, architecture, and places where the fisheye is overkill

and no number five

I've had stuff like the Panny 12-35 in my kit, and pretty much never used it. The focal length was not my sweet spot. I like to go wider or longer, typically, and the speed and image quality is great but less important than getting the shot I want.

I still have a pancake I never use. I would sell that but I keep thinking it's great on my second body as a backup.

Both the 2015 pro lenses from Oly sound perfect for my uses so I will keep an eye on them (7-14 and 300 prime).
 

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12 f/2 Olympus
25 f/1.4 Panasonic Leica
42.5 f/1.2 Nocticron
75 f/1.8 Olympus
12-35 f/2.8 Panasonic

I currently have all of the above except for the 12-35 Panasonic. I have the 12-40 f/2.8 Olympus but I would ideally like to trade it in with the Panasonic as the Pany has OIS, which I'm finding to be something I'm missing when shooting video with a non-stabilized body (GX7 and GH4).
 
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