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Lens choices

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by tanMu4358, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. tanMu4358

    tanMu4358 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2012
    If you have around $900 to $1300 what lenses would you choose for your shooting style? Reason why you choose your favorite lens.
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    One of the super zooms (14-140 or 14-150), 20mm, 45mm. The zoom for daytime versatility and range, the primes for peak optical performance and low light.
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    I tend to shoot more with long lenses than wide, so I would go with the 75mm. I prefer primes to zooms and also prefer faster lenses for low light settings like concerts and plays.
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  4. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Hard to choose between the first two. I would like the 7-14 for super wide angle and the 12-35 for the speed.
  5. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    75mm f1.8

    I've always leaned towards primes.
  6. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    the P7-14 because of the apparently better IQ compared to the Oly( but i would rather get the Oly for the filter thread which is not a minor detail for me when shooting landscapes. ND are a must for me ). for all the rest of my shooting the P20 and the O45 do for me.
  7. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    those are quite difficult choices to choose from, all very good lenses. I voted for the 75mm 1.8, it's what will fit nicely to my kit. I like to shoot candid and street photography, this will fit nicely. :biggrin:
  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    That's a list of great lenses that I'd love to own but probably never will.

    I think I'd go with the 7-14, based on my current kit that lacks something on the wide side. The 75/1.8 would be super-tempting as well, and so would the 17mm.
  9. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    I think I’ll get the 25 :) 

    I'm lusting for the 12-35 too, but seriously thinking, I’m not used to using zoom lens so likely I’ll just use the extremes and nothing else inbetween.
    While the 7-14… borrowing/renting from friends is enough. Wouldn’t use it that often anyway.
  10. WJW59

    WJW59 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 20, 2011
    The 75mm. Like RevBob I lean towards long lenses and I really prefer AF as my eyesight is not what it used to be. Then again, I was always a fan of the 135mm for film so this is fairly close. I have also found I like the M4/3 primes and I've almost stopped shooting with zooms unless circumstances limit me to one lens. I can't
  11. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    I'm actually in a bit of a pickle right now. I'm so happy with my 12/20/O45 kit that I reallly don't need any more lenses. I have the 75-300 for those rare occasions when I need exceptional length. Maybe one of the 0.95 lenses would be fun?
  12. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    None of the above. I'm a prime shooter, and feel that pancake lenses are a perfect match for u4/3 cameras. For less than $1000, I outfitted myself with the 14/2.5, 20/1.7, and the slightly larger 45/1.8
  13. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 21, 2012
    The Panasonic 12-35mm. Im already happy in the prime department (Oly 12mm, PL25mm, PL45mm) so a good zoom would be nice.
  14. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    In the same camp. While I'm not fully committed to primes, I also have the 14mm, 20mm, 45mm primes plus the 40-150 zoom, and all four lenses were less than $1000. I also have a 4/3 70-300 zoom for more reach. Guess I'm done with buying lenses.
  15. tomas

    tomas Mu-43 Regular

    The 35-100 when it is available--unless Olympus releases something like the 4/3 50-200mm. I have some of the other choices already. It's in the telephoto range that the m4/3 is missing top quality lenses. The 12-35mm is tempting but I already have excellent primes in that range.
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