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Lumix 45-200mm comfortable on a E-PM1?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Dede, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dede

    Dede Mu-43 Regular

    94
    Oct 10, 2011
    Hi,

    question is in the title! I mean, is it even possible to shoot comfortably with the 45-200 on a E-PM1 or is a tripod necessary? I'm just talking about comfortability right now, nothing else :)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Not sure, but I have the same question.
     
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I think I'm going to wait for the Panasonic 35-100
     
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    One hand under/on the lens, no problem.
     
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  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I suppose it would be just like my 14-150, which shoots fine (IBIS issue aside)
     
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  6. Dede

    Dede Mu-43 Regular

    94
    Oct 10, 2011
    Thank you guys so much for so many replies in such a short period of time!

    That's what I thought about doing, too, but there are some issues that made me think. 1. The 35-100 will be MUCH more expensive! 2. The 45-200 has OIS and if the 35-100 is like the 45-175 X lens, then the OIS won't work on a Olympus body, right?

    Thanks in advance
     
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jonathan I think 45-200 mm lens will be comfortable on any body but just ur camera body if it feels comfortable when hooked to a big lens like 45-200 mm ..lol
    Here is my EPL3 with 45-200 mm and I think EPM1 is not very small from EPL3
    cheers
     

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  8. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    995
    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    That would seem like a good range for a zoom for a tiny camera like the E-PM1.
     
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Worked fine when I used it briefly, but a little awkward to use. Much much much more stable when using it with the GH2.
     
  10. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I find it perfectly decent to work with, after I added my Flipbac grip. Beforehand I'm not sure I would've wanted to do that. Handling is clearly not as good as on my G2, though.
     
  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Ok let me add something more. I have used 45-200mm with EPL2 and it was not a problem at all .The combo looked quite nice and it was much more easier to handle . I loved the grip on EPL2 .Now with 45-200mm , EPL3 suddenly looks quite serious and overgrown camera. It looks if a kid has suddenly grown adult size organs ..lol . Its not bad to handle but definitely not very comfortable as well.
    Cheers
     
  12. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Which grip did you purchase? Is this on an EPM1? Do you have any pictures?
     
  13. Dede

    Dede Mu-43 Regular

    94
    Oct 10, 2011
    Thanks for all the replies again! I really can't decide, whether I should get the 45-200 lens or wait for the 35-100 lens ... I mean I'd propably like the 35-100 better, because prefer the range and it's smaller. However, I don't know yet whether I could use the IS of the 35-100 on my E-PM1 ... So what would you guys do if you had an E-PM1 and that decision to make?

    Thanks
     
  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Unless you really need a telephoto zoom right now, I'd wait. I had the 45-175 X and used it on the E-PM1. Nice lens but it sucked the OIS didn't work, so I returned it. I've been thinking about getting the 45-200 OIS as well, but I owned it previously and it was really mediocre on the Pany bodies I used to own. The 100-300 OIS is actually really good, but it'll be huge on an E-PM1! Ideally I'd love a 90mm/100mm f2 prime.
     
  15. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Why not Oly 40-150? Small, leightweight, inexpensive with good IQ. I've had some great results with that lens, it's very sharp in the center even at 150mm wide open (as long as your shutter speed is high). All Pana new X lenses don't have OIS switch so the OIS is disabled on Pen bodies anyway...
     
  16. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    For me, I'm allergic to plastic mount lenses! :biggrin:
     
  17. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    How about Oly 14-150mm which has metal mount?
     
  18. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm also allergic to super zooms! I'd rather have two bodies with a wide and long lens on each.
     
  19. Dede

    Dede Mu-43 Regular

    94
    Oct 10, 2011
    I've considered the Oly 40-150, but as the IBIS seems to not work properly on the E-PM1 I figured I'd be kinda difficult to use a lens without IS, isn't that right?
     
  20. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Not really, outdoors in daylight you should be able to manage it just fine
     
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