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Oly 7-14 vs Pany 7-14 - anyone tried this yet?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by pdk42, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    It seems the first 7-14 Pro lenses are getting out to photographers. Has anyone bought one who also has the Pany 7-14? It would be interesting get some side-by-side comparison shots.
     
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    So, in conclusion - ever so slightly sharper and doesn't suffer from purple blobs.

    Seems a nice lens, but its size (and price) puts me off. The f2.8 isn't a factor given how I use UWAs. If it had an easy way to fit filters though, I'd be placing my order now
     
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  3. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
  4. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran

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  5. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 20, 2014
    York, UK
    But that's comparing against the old four-thirds lens rather than the new micro-four-thirds lens isn't it?
     
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    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  7. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    :dash2::dash2::dash2:
     
  8. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Never mind Dave, we all know it can take time for news to cross the Severn Bridge!
     
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  9. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
  10. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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    I really want the O7-14/2.8. The only drawback for me is the inability to use screw on filters. Even if they had to make the lens slightly longer, I would've preferred it to have the ability to accept screw on filters so that ND and CPL filters could easily be used.

    Price isn't too bad with the discounts I receive from Olympus which should put the price at about $1100.
     
  11. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    $1100 - that's excellent.

    There'll be ways to fit filters in time. For example, Fotodiox offer one for the Panasonic 7-14:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1006777-REG/fotodiox_wp145k_pl714_wonderpn_145_system_for.html
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1025834-REG/fotodiox_wndpn145_nd1000_145mm_pro_ultra_slim.html

    Not cheap at $200 for the holder alone, then another $250 for a 10-stop ND.

    DIY is an option now of course - e.g.:

    http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=38253&highlight=filter+holder

    I have the Panasonic and TBH, the biggest thing stopping me from upgrading to the Oly is the size and weight of it. The Pany is on my limit of size for u43.
     
  12. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    From all those reviews Oly 7-14/2.8 doesn't tickle my nipple..

    And that's for resin filter.. !!!
    I think I found a way to have real glass Lee's Big and Little stoppers as screw-on filters (i.e. no light leaks) on my modded Pany 7-14 for less than that filter alone. Will update my DIY thread when they're ready.
     
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