Need help with the last piece of the lens puzzle

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Lobbamobba, May 25, 2013.

  1. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    May 15, 2013
    I recently jumped ship from Canon to m4/3 and has started to build a lens collection. I use my camera in 9 out of 10 times for video.
    Fast primes in the "normal zone" is my weapon of choice but I also need two zooms for events and RunNGun.

    I have bought so far,
    Panasonic 14mm f2.5
    Voigtländer 25mm f0.95
    Olympus 45mm f1.8
    Panasonic PZ 14-42mm

    The last thing I would like to get is one or two lenses to cover the longer focal lengths..
    The options Im thinking of is,
    Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8
    Olympus 75mm f1.8 plus the Panasonic PZ 45-175mm

    Both options would give me focal length and wide aperture.
    The first is easyer, versatile and all in one lens.
    The second option requires two lenses but its cheaper and I get powerzoom on one and even wider aperture on the other.

    Any thoughts?
  2. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    Definitely second option in my opinion.
    The Oly 75mm is in a class of its own.
    Gorgeous piece of glass.
  3. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Definitely the 2nd option. as Ranxoren said, the 75/1.8 is a magical piece of glass plus the power zoom will make a lot of difference in your video production.
  4. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

    May 7, 2013
    +1 for the 2nd option. The 75mm is in another class.
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    For video, I would pick the 35-100mm/2.8. When you are using such a long focal length in video, chances are that you will be shooting from a fixed location which requires such distance, especially since you will be introducing a lot more shake and will require a very stable, solid platform. In that case, the zoom will make it a lot easier to change your framing from a fixed, solid point.
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