Oh no GAS bites again, 7-14 on it's way!!!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Kiwi Paul, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    I just ordered a Lumix 7-14, I've already got the 9-18 but have always had a secret hankering for the 7-14, found one for a good price so decided to bite the bullet and get it!!!
    That gives me a nice little compliment of M4/3 lenses 7-14, 12-35, 25, I'll get the 35-100 when it's available then I'll be a very happy camper!! :biggrin:
    Which means the 9-18 is up for sale so check the for sale section if your interested.

    Paul
     
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  2. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2012
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    Gah...I want this lens. I have the same kit as you (plus the 45-175). Let us know what you think when it arrives.
     
  3. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aberdeen Scotland
    I will let you know, I used to have the 4/3 7-14, great lens but BIG so I know what that focal range is like to use which is why I finally relented and got the Lumix 7-14.

    I was contemplating getting the 45-175 but will hold out for the 35-100.

    Paul
     
  4. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I think you'll enjoy the Lumix much more than the M. Zuiko....:smile:
     
  5. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Don
    The 7 is something very special. It's virtually a 7mm prime for me.
     
  6. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I'm close to a similar GAS purchase myself.....
     
  7. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    You are getting the 12mm aren't you?

    Paul
     
  8. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    As good as the 7-14 is, it's so specialized that it is the least-used lens I have. I use my 20mm and 14-45mm the most, followed by the 45-200 with the 7-14 in distant 4th place. I am occasionally glad I have it with me, but honestly, I don't find it all that useful.
     
  9. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2011
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    This lens is very high on my want list, along with the rumored Oly 12-60/2.8-4.0 sealed lens. I want those two SO MUCH.

    Congrats!
     
  10. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2011
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    You could always sell it to me. :)
     
  11. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Received it from Amazon yesterday and its in its box to go back, had a wee shot with it and right now its just not work 5x the price of the 14mm I already have to be honest.

    So will be going back, seems a nice enough lens but I'll be looking at the 7-14mm again I think, or perhaps even the Samyang 7.5
     
  12. SkiHound

    SkiHound Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2012
    I've been looking at these. Had been thinking I'd go for the 9-18 as covering a more generally useful focal length range. Then I thought if I'm going to go wide I might as well go wide. Interested to hear more of your thoughts on these two lenses.
     
  13. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2012
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    what's aperture of the 7-14? how much did you pay, if i may ask?
     
  14. michaeln

    michaeln Guest

    It's a fixed f/4.0 all the way through the zoom range. Having a fixed maximum aperture is one of the reasons the lens is pretty pricey.
     
  15. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aberdeen Scotland
    f4.0 constant aperture.

    I got mine for £675 through Flash Camera (Kerso), Amazon currently have them for £799 (+£50 Panasonic cash back) but typically they retail for £999

    Paul
     
  16. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I picked up a second hand one for $862.00 AUD. Picture quality is brilliant.
     
  17. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I really do love the lens, and it spends a fair amount of time around the 12-14 mark. I like wide a lot, and ultrawide quite a lot. Right now it's probably my most used piece of glass, but likely to be replaced in terms of popularity by a 12-35 eventually. I got a heck of a deal on an as-new used lens for 725 euros. Zero regrets.
     
  18. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    A common misconception.

    Both lenses with hood fitted.

    7-14
    69mm dia hood x 83mm long, zooming and focusing are both done within this envelope.

    14-45
    @ 14mm....75mm dia hood x 100mm long.
    @ 45mm....75mm dia hood x 128mm long.

    See, it's quite 'tiny' really...:biggrin:...AND it's fabulous.
     
  19. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Really good price for the 7-14 considering ordering from Kerso myself,
     
  20. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aberdeen Scotland
    I meant I used to have the Zuiko 4/3 7-14 (not m4/3) and it is BIG, the m4/3 lens is much smaller.

    Paul