Lens that you do not use much but still own?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by dornblaser, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    I have two: PL 12 and O 75. I love both lenses but just do not use them. I probably should sell them, but I haven't. What lenses that you do not use much but still own?
  2. Taurahe

    Taurahe Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2015
    the 14-42 kit lens.... Its a kit lens... but it is really good for what it is. I actually have two and refuse to part with either of them. I mostly use primes, so my zooms see very little action
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  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    My wife has both the regular 14-42 and 14-42EZ and she loves both for their compact size.
  4. Thai-Mike

    Thai-Mike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 2, 2016
    14-42 lens, just keep it in case I sell my EM10 Mark2, so the lens goes with it.
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  5. Aperture Don

    Aperture Don Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 7, 2017
    I have a few too. I bought the P35-100 f/4; the O14-150; and the O75-300, none of which I use. The problem is that they’re not worth much, so why sell them? Maybe my grandkids will get into photography, and I can give them a couple of good lenses. Or, maybe someone reading this thread would like to buy them.
  6. Everything in my signature except the 12-100:cloud-9-039:, 300 f/4:cloud-9-039:, and the 7.5 fisheye:cloud-9-039:.

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  7. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Kiillarney, OzTrailEYa
    • P14f2.5 (and the GWC-1) : only tend to use on trips, but when I do use it its "the only thing that does its job" and was cheap
    • P25f1.7 : but can't bring myself to sell it yet, was cheap
    • P14-45 (mk1): came with my G1, still use it on the GH1 but use the GF with the 20f1.7 a lot more
    • FD200f4 (legacy) : bloody handy, light good telephoto, but as it cost me $50 I can't see the point in selling it
    • FD300f4 (legacy) : great for when the birds are nesting, so gets a months use every few years but as it cost me $170 I can't see the benefit of selling it
    I see a pattern : I'm a cheap lens buyer ;-)
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  8. Oly 75-300 II just sits unless I go to Cat Haven or the Zoo.
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  9. The 7.5FE rarely gets dragged out these days with the toddler in tow... I used to use it a lot and still think it's great, but just haven't had much opportunity these days.
  10. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    I am not a big fan of native lenses and among the auto-focus ones I have there are a few that I have almost never used:
    M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8... don't know why but I don't think I have ever taken out that lens
    M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8.... I like the look it gives me in images but manual focusing is very clunky compared to a vintage manual focus one, not to mention stopping it down and see how the image will look like before I take it
    Actually get to think of it, I only use the wide angle native lenses (P14/2.5 and P12-32) since there are none available in manual focus :( 

    Now, if my photography was of faster subjects or more "from the the hip" then I am sure the brilliant native glass would see more action :) 
  11. G3user

    G3user Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 26, 2013
    Lumix 14-42 mkII (normally my P20 is on my G3; otherwise it's my P45-200mm, or Konica 40mm for portraits). When the G3 dies, I'd like to get a 12-60mm to replace the 14-42.
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  12. AlexMachine

    AlexMachine Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2016
    Oly 40-150 and 12-50, both are nice lenses, resale value is really low so i won´t sell them. Both has some use but Oly 75-300II and Oly 12-40 pro are my main lenses now.
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  13. Thai-Mike

    Thai-Mike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 2, 2016
    This is a very informative thread. Thanks for starting it
  14. I actually forgot - the 12-32mm. My wife uses it a lot with the GF7, but I almost never do for stills anymore (I tend to take the GF7 with PL15, O25, O45 primes). We both use it for video on the GF7 though, the Panasonic actually has nicer video SOOC compared to my E-M1 and it's nice to have some form of IS.
  15. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Heh, too many of these... 12-60mm, 20mm, 25mm, 45mm and 75mm. Though I've only had the 75mm for a month or so.
  16. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Oly 75mm. Great lens, just not a focal length I use.
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  17. wimg

    wimg Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 10, 2016
    Panny 14-140, Oly 12-50. I tend to leave these at home. I used the 14-140 regularly when I still owned the GF2, but somehow it doesn't feature anymore since I got the Panny 35-100 F/2.8, which feels lighter, and gives excellent results.

    The 12-50 for me is really just a superfluous lens, which I will likely never use. It came with my E-M5 Mk II, and it will serve to sell a body on with lens whenever I upgrade next time around.

    There are quite a few lenses I do not use a lot, but that is also due to the fact that I basically have three (MFT) set-ups these days, light, super light and extremely light. I rarely have needed to go extremely light, and currently I tend to travel with a mix of light (PRO lenses etc) and super light (Premium lenses etc.), whatever suits my fancy with a view to what I want to or need to shoot.

    Kind regards, Wim
  18. ohaya

    ohaya Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 1, 2016
    That would be almost every lens I own :) ...
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  19. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Siggy 60. Possibly the lens I desired the most before I got it, but now I hardly ever use it. It's a great lens, but for what I typically shoot, I either need wider or longer.
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  20. Bytesmiths

    Bytesmiths Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Olympus 4/3rds 11-22mm zoom. I have the 7-14mm ƒ2.8, which does what I originally bought the 11-22 for, and more.

    I keep thinking I'll try to sell it, but the price keeps dropping on evilBay… might as well keep it…
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