Favorite MFT Camera/lens combination?

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Nate8833, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Nate8833

    Nate8833 Mu-43 Regular

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    We all have our favorite gear, but is there a combination camera and lens that you use that just seems to "sing"? For instance, my example would be the silver OMD EM10 ii with the silver 75mm 1.8 attached. For starters, it's an absolutely beautiful combination that just begs to be picked up and put to use. Even though the 75 is a solid, glass filled, slightly larger lens, it balances really well with the EM10 ii. And the output is just stunning. I will go a few sessions without bringing the 75, and I always get annoyed at myself the next time I use the lens because I can't believe my stupidity for leaving it at home. haha It's obviously limiting, but that the same time it makes you see things in a new way and it's always good to get away from a comfort zone.
     
  2. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    My G85 with Panasonic 14-140 II. Although I think with time the favourite lens will change.
     
  3. Jan68

    Jan68 Mu-43 Regular

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    Ontario
    I have a few combinations, but the E-M1 with the 45 1.8 attached is just very cool, looks good, feels good, and I shot whole family portrait sessions with it. But then, I went on a trip last week and shot a week exclusively with the GX7 and the 12-60 mounted. I took it for just practical reasons, and was surprised how much I enjoy this combination. Also looks pretty sharp!
     
  4. Nate8833

    Nate8833 Mu-43 Regular

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    I love the GX7 as well... My favorite GX7 combo was the camera and the PL45.

     
  5. bmhome1

    bmhome1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Bruce
    Love my GX7 with poor-man's PL45: P42.5 f/1.7.
     
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  6. kawhona

    kawhona Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Don Thompson
    Surprisingly for me it is the em1.2 and the 12-100
     
  7. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    It depends on the type of shooting I'm doing. As a default setup it's the 12-40 and E-M1 and then the options come into play. For site assessments with my business, the 7-14 Pro on the E-M1 is the favorite. For wildlife it's either the 40-150 Pro with or without the MC14, or the 300mm with/without the MC14.
    I know it's not the single point you want people to make, but that's why I have all this glass.
     
  8. DocZZZ

    DocZZZ Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 20, 2017
    My PenF with the Oly 25mm 1.8 or the recently picked up PL 15mm.
     
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  9. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    E-M1 with 12-40mm - those two were made for each other.
     
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  10. kajunito

    kajunito Mu-43 Regular

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    Luis
    GM5 + PL 15mm
     
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  11. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Rob
    Over all time, it's the P20 / E-PM2 combo, which LR stats tell me (I knew anyway) is my most used favourite. However, I now have an O12-40 pro which is fast becoming my most used lens (mostly still on the E-PM2).
     
  12. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Maryland
    Loren
    Me too. It is stronger and even more versatile than what one should reasonably expect. Add an ultra-wide and a fast prime for the few times you will need something different, and you have a great kit.
     
  13. Chokethefirst

    Chokethefirst Mu-43 Regular

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    Jack
    Pen F / 12mm f2
     
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  14. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    E-P5 & the 75. The ability to take a shot not by pressing the shutter button but by pointing on the back screen exactly where you want the lens to focus is exceptional enough but with that lens, when night shooting, it's an un-equalled experience. Yes, it's cheating on shot technique, especially considering the inbuilt stabilisation of the E-P5, but its still fantastic.
     
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  15. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    I doubt there's much if any difference between them.
     
  16. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    hard to say which is "favourite" since each situation/occasion calls for a different lens when I want to create images instead of record events
    I seem to enjoy and am happy with results from this combo
    35093795896_df22d71199_b. Kodak Cine 50mm f1.6 on E-P5_2_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
    E-P5 + VF-4 mounting a Kodak Cine 50mm f1.6

    followed closely by this
    27423317431_4daa7411e7_b. E-P5 with Ektanon 102_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
    E-P5 with Kodak Cine 102mm f2.7

    If the light is very bright I might swap for the E-M1 (electronic shutter allows me one more stop) but most times I still like to couple it with the brilliant VF-4
    Ah, for generic travel stuff I just grab the diminutive Lumix 12-32 with its point-shoot no-futz ability :)
     
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  17. MoonMind

    MoonMind Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Matt
    That's one hell of a shooter's kit :) I think the VF-4 is instrumental, though ...

    I'm a lot less adventurous: For me, despite everything else I tried (and bought) over the years, it's still the E-M10 (gripped - ECG-1) with 12-40mm. A fantastic workhorse as well as a great carry-along camera (as long as I take a bag - i.e. most of the time). The 12-40mm has some stiff competition - but no match. And even the very impressive GX80 doesn't dethrone the little old warrior ...

    M.
     
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  18. Gromit

    Gromit Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Richard
    Pen F/P20-1.7 :)
     
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  19. RogerM

    RogerM Mu-43 Regular

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    En Zed
    GF1, P20... :)
     
  20. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

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    Gent, Belgium
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