If you had £/$1000

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by retroglide, May 26, 2013.

  1. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ok, I currently have a G5 and was wondering if the 35-100/f2.8 would match well with it. Or or I be better of getting the GH3 and then saving for the lens?
  2. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    G5 seems to be a very capable camera already... If it's me I will definitely buy a good lens first before buying another body.
  3. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 7, 2012
    I have a g5 and the 35-100 is on it most of the time. Also have the 12-35f2.8 and the 25f1.4 so my other lenses are not bad choices. I have a 8 month old baby and the 35-100 is fast and the focal length ideal to capture candid shots of the little rug rat.

    I think it depends on what lenses you have already and if you feel the 35-100 would really add something to your current line up.
  4. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    Well, I came from having the Nikon 70-200/f2.8 on a Nikon D700. And really enjoyed it. I recently tried motorsports with a 100-300 and couldn't get enough distance as the bikes were rather close on the track. I actually ended using an adapted Nikon 50mm the other week and manually shot some motor X which was challenging but relatively successful. I also have the 14-45 and feel that the 35-100 would fill the gap nicely.
  5. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 7, 2012
    Then for me I would get the 35-100f2.8. The AF is super fast on the g5 and the image quality is fantastic.

    With regards to handling the 35-100 on the g5. It can feel a little top heavy but compared to the 100-300 (i sold my copy to fund my purchase) it still feels good and the quality of the build is superb!
  6. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    Thanks, I'm also considering selling the 100-300 but don't know if I'll miss it. It's always handy for the odd bird shot etc!
  7. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 7, 2012
    Yes, I do miss the 100-300mm focal length at times, but my priorities changed with the birth of my son, so I decided to change my lens set up.

    Went from the 14-140, 100-300, 25f1.4 and a Lensbaby composer to the 12-35f2.8, 35-100f2.8 and kept the 25f1.4 for low light needs.

    Found myself with limited time to go and shoot the wildlife so the 100-300 never really got any use.

    I can't really fault the 12-35 and 35-100. Both are superb lenses and deliver great results on my G5

    I will keep the G5 until they really improve the sensor, perhaps the new rumoured 18mp sensor on the upcoming gx2 will be the excuse I am looking for to upgrade the body, but only when then put it in a g series (G7 perhaps) as I prefer the ergonomics with the mini slr style.

    The forthcoming panny 43mm f1.2 is also on my shopping list. Damn GAS!!

    The GH3 is a little on the large size for me and defeats the purpose of the m43 format. If I shot video I would perhaps consider a GH3 but then again I would probably go for the new G6. The 35-100 should last you years and would be a better investment, my 2 cents worth
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Lens/lenses, definitely. You'll take many fine images and have time to save up for whatever replaces the G5/GH3.
  9. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    Thanks for the replies. Gonna save forthwith. Hopefully shouldn't be too long :-D
  10. deejayvee

    deejayvee Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 3, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    The question is, what are you hoping to get out of your purchase?

    Unless it is ergonomics or video, the answer is probably the lens.
  11. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    Have decided now. Definitely the lens as a next purchase.
  12. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ok, have been shopping around here in the UK for the best price for the 35-100 and have come across an online retailer called Digital Rev. The price seems very good, so I was wandering if anyone from the UK has heard of this retailer and if so what was your experience like?
  13. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    Hopefully they're good. They used to have their own sub-category on this forum called "Ask Digital Rev."
  14. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    I have already bought my 12-35 so I would do a big trip for that money! :)
  15. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
  16. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    Wow, great shots. Thanks for sharing. I really have to get this lens now
  17. sinclair

    sinclair Mu-43 Veteran

    I'd get the Pany ultra wide zoom, 7-14mm. If I had any left, then I'd look at the 45-200 or a prime or two.
  18. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Easy - I'd buy the 150 F2 SHG lens.

    Now if I had 6 or 7 K I'd buy the 300 prime.
  19. dejongj

    dejongj Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 3, 2013
    Whipsnade, UK
    I bought one last week from them, they were quick, it was in the uk on Wednesday but the dhl messed up which I won't blame digit rev about.
  20. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 8, 2012
    I'm in a slight dilemma. The wife's trusty lumix TZ20 has broken (last monday) and she's taken to my G5 and has enjoyed the experience and even experimented and started to learn more with the G5.
    I kind of wanted to give her the G5 and get another camera to replace it (perhaps a GH3) or should I just let her buy a cheap point and shoot and I'll still get the 35-100 for my G5!!!