Favorite Lenses with E-M10 ???

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by HaViet, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    I am trying to return to m43, with the E-M10 in sight.

    Just curious. what is your favorite every day and walk around lens on the E-M10?

    Thanks
     
  2. Roast

    Roast Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 21, 2014
    Calgary
    I bought the camera with the 25 1.8. I really like it, however I wish I would have bought the 17 1.8 as I have learned I like that field of view more. It's personal, but I think that you will get a lot of 17, 20 or 25 recommendations:)
     
  3. dombi

    dombi Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2013
    For vacation shots I use Lumix 14-140/f3.5-5.6, and the Olympus 9 mm body cap lens. I usually have the 14-140 mounted, because I can pretty much do any shot with it. In low light I use the Lumix 20mm/f1.7.

    I carry around with my on a daily basis. With the Lumix 20 mm/1.7it fits in my briefcase. It is a perfect combination I think.
     
  4. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

    314
    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT
    thanks guys.

    i've been hearing some great things about the sigma 60mm around here. is that more for portrait?
     
  5. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    The 17 1.8 lives on my E-M10. For me, the 17 and 45 are a nice one- two lens kit for this body. My wife uses the EZ when traveling to make a nice compact system. Don't forget 40-150 as well.
     
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  6. gobeatty

    gobeatty Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 15, 2014
    60 is a telephoto on these cameras. OK for portraits, maybe a tad long. Not considered a standard walk around lens and probably not what I would get as a first lens in the new system.

    For now I'm carrying my E10 with the pancake kit zoom. Very versatile.
     
  7. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    I like the Panasonic 20mm on this a lot more than I did on my EPL2 for some reason, though people complain about "slow" autofocus.
     
  8. Transalp01

    Transalp01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    Täby, Sweden
    For travel Oly 14-42 EZ otherwise Oly 12-40. Haven't used my primes since I bought my 12-40.
     
  9. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    How's it balance on the EM10? Not that I have the option right now anyhow, but I've wondered . . .
     
  10. HaViet

    HaViet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    Hartford, CT

    the M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO for $640?

    wow...not sure i can afford that piece of glass
     
  11. Transalp01

    Transalp01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    Täby, Sweden
    With the grip it's no problem but it is heavy but not too heavy. And the balance is no problem.
     
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  12. Transalp01

    Transalp01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    Täby, Sweden
    I had the money but it was a hard decision anyway. It is a lot of money but I love it!
     
  13. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    I use it pretty much exclusively on my Panasonic G5. I do have another camera though with a 35mm equivalent lens. I'm fairly content with just these two focal lengths. I use the 60mm for portraits, flowers, cyclocross races, vacations and general family photos where I am able to get a little distance from the subject.
     
  14. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Oly 12-40, bought used. Awesome lens and very sharp. I carry it on a wrist strap, no hood. I've found the hood doesn't help and the lens has very little flare under any conditions. It also keeps the bulk and fiddly bits to a minimum.
    When out 'shooting', I also carry a Samyang 7.5mm f3.5, an Oly 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R, a spare battery and 26mm of Fotga automatic extension tubes in a ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 20 bag. I am back to using the 40-150 and extension tubes for closeups of spiders because it also lets me use the popup flash on my E-M10.
     
  15. smartiepants

    smartiepants Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 17, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM
    £750 in the UK via Amazon nearly double the price :frown:
     
  16. Leif

    Leif Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 28, 2012
    Germany
    Leif
    When I take just one lens with me it's usually the 17mm/f1.8 or the 60mm macro - depending on my goal. Most of the time I take just both with me, especially now in the fall where I can easily put 2-3 lenses in the pockets of my jacket. I also have the 45 f1.8 & 40-150 and like them, but use them much less.
     
  17. snaper

    snaper Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 24, 2014
    Germany, Mannheim
    As all day lens I am using the EZ 12-50 caused to it's diversity.

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  18. If I could only have one lens for my E-M10 it would be the 12-40. It spends by far the most time on my camera. I will sometimes leave it at home so that my other lenses get used and aren't resentful towards the 12-40.
     
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  19. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I love PL25 & E-M10 combo. Very effective IBIS with this lens in both stills and video. Surprisingly good C-AF in video wide open. The images with this combo require no post-processing at all. Just shoot jpeg and it's perfect.
     
  20. marting24

    marting24 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2014
    Martin Gonzalez
    Easily the 12-40. That lens was my first lens and I haven't found any lens that rivals its versatility and image quality. The next best lens I use is the 25mm 1.8!
     
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