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Need support, considering E-M1 with battery and 40-150 2.8

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Sniksekk, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. This summer is amazing!

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Yeah, go pro!

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. Summer will probably be wet, you need water resistant photo-gear.

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  4. Buy it!

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  5. Too bad you`re about to get single this summer :D

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
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  1. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 7, 2015
    I need a little support here now.

    I bought 12-40 f2.8 some weeks ago, and I love it, it`s amazing in the right environment (not indoors in dim lights but that`s another story).

    Found out I need (erm want) 40-150 f2.8 also (before going on summer-vacation?) and in that process, I found out that E-M1 with batterypack is on sale.
    Gonna try that combination (E-M1, battery pack, with 40-150 pro) later this week. If I like the total weight, I`ll buy it.

    Anyways, I need some mentally support here, doubt I`ll get too much home :D
     
  2. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

    277
    Oct 10, 2012
    You need support - like a new carbon fiber tripod!!
     
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  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    If it is a trip to places like Alaska, Yellowstone, etc., you will need the 40 - 150 to record your experiences.

    P.S. - Who is the first guy to vote who voted: Too bad you`re about to get single this summer :D? No group hug for him!
     
  4. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Plus the 1.4x teleconverter!
     
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  5. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    938
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    Buy two, send one my way, and I'll help support you (mentally).
     
  6. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    No, no, no. What do you think you're doing? Spending all that cash and NOT getting the teleconverter as well?

    Z...
     
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Spend, spend, spend, spend . . . :yahoo:

    I got the EM1 a few months ago and I enjoy using it more than any other mu43 body.
     
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  8. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    It's a bad idea: you should save money on the body and spend for good lenses...oh well...whatever...

    Another big problem is that after you buy this lens you will have a hard time to justify buying other lenses: GAS is gonna wear you down!
     
  9. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 7, 2015
    Benro Travel Angel II Carbon is already in the house. ;)
     
  10. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 7, 2015
    Klorenzo: you are quite right.
    I doubt I'll buy a lot more before primes pro hit the market.
    If they ever release such thing.
    Except, 25mm 1.8 and maybe 75mm 1.8.

    To the others screaming mc14.
    Can't afford it right now. :(
     
  11. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Don't forget Voigtlander! You don't have to wait to spend your money. :)
     
  12. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 7, 2015
    You are right, but goal after this is to save up until Photokina 2016.
    I hope they by then, or then announce new housing, with new sensor and 1 or more primes in pro series faster then 1.8, with AF and pro attributes.
     
  13. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I've just returned the 7-14 PRO because it was too heavy, I suspect the 40-150 is even heavier.
     
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  14. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 7, 2015
    :-/
    That worries me. :(

    E-M1 with 40-150 is heavy.
    Hope I don't react negative to it.
     
  15. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry

    I just went through this decision process. I already have the 50-200 and I find I don't take it with me much because it is pretty heavy and large. The 40-150 is also not particularly light or small. In the end I decided to go with the 35-100 which is very compact and light but still with decent reach.

    50-200 - 950g - 87x157mm
    40-150 - 760g- 80x160mm

    So my current plan is to sell the 50-200, and use the 35-100 which I will carry much more often. In my case I already have another option for 150+ which is the SHG150f2 + ECs (14 and 20), which is also big and heavy but if I am shooting an event it is not a big deal. But it is certainly not a "carry around" lens most of the time.
     
  16. m4/3boy

    m4/3boy Mu-43 Veteran

    306
    Jul 21, 2013
    So just go out and buy it.
     
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  17. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    My 40-150 f/2.8 + MC-1.4 rarely leave my camera. It's heavy, almost too heavy at times. On the plus side, it makes the 12-40 seem light and the 25 f/1.8 and 45 f/1.8 seem nonexistent.
     
  18. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

    141
    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
    Mark Brown
    It's not light, but coming from a Canon 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 is sure seems so:biggrin:
     
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  19. m4/3boy

    m4/3boy Mu-43 Veteran

    306
    Jul 21, 2013
    Absolutely have to agree. I don't understand what the OP is carping about.
     
  20. cyrax83

    cyrax83 Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Dec 8, 2014
    Don't forget to buy the 7-14!!