Olympus 12-40 on bodies other than E-M1

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Replytoken, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    I realize the E-M1 and 12-40 is possibly the greatest combination since Burns & Allen, but I am wondering if anybody has used their shiny new 12-40 on other bodies. On smaller bodies, like the E-PL5, does this combination suffer from "NEX syndrome"? I am interested in the lens and the new E-M1, but a new body may be a bit of a stretch.

  2. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    I haven't personally, but I did read one review that had tried it on a smaller body (don't remember which or where the review was) and they commented that it actually improved handling of the smaller camera, as it provides a solid grip for your left hand. Probably a little unwieldy if you shoot one handed though.
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  3. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    I tried it on my e-m5 with the HLD-6 fitted and it handled really well. I have ordered one ... I hate waiting ... I really really hate waiting .