- May 15, 2016
- Sydney, Australia
Sticking OEM combo's is also my experience. I own both Oly and Pansonic bodies and lenses but tend not to mix brands. Especially for the Dual IS.From personal experience I recommend sticking to OEM lenses but mostly for E-M5 Mark III, E-M1 Mark II and III and E-M1 X because the AF is faster and more reliable and you don’t lose features like Pro Capture Low (if that’s important for you). Similar for Panasonic, DFD and Dual IS makes it worth to stick with OEM. But this applies if these features are of interest for you and if AF is paramount (if you are shooting landscapes and street photography and portraits then that would be a no).
I think no matter what gear I end up with in the future I can always see a Panasonic body and their 14-140 & 100-300 as my light weight dual IS light weight set. There are a lot of things I like better in my Oly gear but for versatility and light weight I cant see anything better for me.
Now if I want to do a bit of macro or anything specific I reach for my Oly gear.
But that's just needs case.