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Lens setup and recs.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by atlanteankodex, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. atlanteankodex

    atlanteankodex New to Mu-43

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    Jan 6, 2014
    I'm making the move over from Panasonic (sold my old GF6 and GH1 and panasonic 20mm lens) over to Olympus and will be picking up a used Olympus OM-D E-M5.

    I'm picking up two lenses to start:

    Olympus M.Zuiko 17 mm F/1.8
    Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 fisheye

    I've also thinking that over the next few months that I would like to pick up two more lenses. Possibly the Olympus 75mm and a quality zoom lens for landscape photography this spring and summer. What do y'all think of this kind of setup? Do you think it offers up a flexible range of options?
     
  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I think those are all fine lenses. If the focal lengths meet your requirements you should be good to go. Tough to answer you completely though, as your shooting priorities make all the difference in the world.
     
  3. atlanteankodex

    atlanteankodex New to Mu-43

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Any recs for a Olympus zoom that's fast with some lovely bokeh?
     
  4. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2013
    Olympus only offers one fast M43rds zoom at the moment, the 12-40/2.8.

    Theres also the Panasonic 12-35/2.8, and 35-100/2.8 for fast M43rds zooms.

    Olympus will release a 40-150/2.8 zoom sometime in the future, but its size/weight is about double that of the Panasonic 35-100/2.8, and no word on cost.
     
  5. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I think "moving over" is the wrong attitude, and you should've kept your 20mm until another lens proves itself superior.
     
  6. ornithology

    ornithology Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 21, 2013
    Vancouver, BC
    A
    Cannot agree more. The 20mm is a fine specifmen of a pancake lens. However, on the flip side, they are cheap to re-acquire!
     
  7. atlanteankodex

    atlanteankodex New to Mu-43

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    Jan 6, 2014
    you guys prefer to panasonic 20mm over the olympus 17mm?

    i used a 20mm only for a long while but sold it along with my old panasonics. i figured i'd give the 17mm a go as i don't need the is with the em5. i figured that i'd be able to get similar shots with the 17mm as i did with the 20mm.

    now the hard part is finding a mid-range zoom for the em5.
     
  8. SilenX

    SilenX Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 2, 2013
    Matt
    The 14mm m4/3 lens is, again, a Panasonic lens. Unless Olympus released a lens I'm not aware of?

    Also, the f stop values of the 14 and 20 are quite different; 14 - f/2.5 and the 20 - f/1.7
     
  9. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    But the Lumix 20mm doesn't even have "IS" ... and the focal length is quite different to 17mm on m4/3rds.