Olympus OM-D and some REALLY expensive lenses

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jambaj0e, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Thanks to Matt Duclos, I got to not only play around with the OM-D camera today, but we got to try some awesome lenses.

    Between the two of us, we had the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 and 45mm f/1.8, Panaleica 45mm f/1.8, as well as these two tank busters!

    The Olympus OM-D E-M5 on a $15,000 Leica APO 400mm f/2.8



    The Leica APO's front element compared to the Panasonic 20mm f1.7


    $15,000 Leica APO 400mm f/2.8 on the left, the $60,000 Angenieux 24-290mm constant f/2.8 Optimo on the right, and oh, the Olympus OM-D camera in the middle =)


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  2. bitmatt

    bitmatt Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
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    Looks just a bit front-heavy.
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  3. jgregs

    jgregs Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    Where? I don't see it
  4. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I think I'll have trouble putting that in my bag =/
  5. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    I think you may have trouble fitting the lenses in an airplane's overhead compartment, too, lol!
  6. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    f/2.8 for a prime? Too slow!

  7. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Haha, almost missed the wink. It was about as small and obscured as the OM-D was in front of those two ginormous lenses =D
  8. MQDuclos

    MQDuclos Mu-43 Regular

    It was great meeting you, Joe. I hope the SoCal meetup gets straightened out. Would love to meet more folks from the forum.
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  9. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    You too, Matt. Very impressive set of lenses, and as you can see on Facebook's SLR Lounge (which I write for), the feedback has been awesome!

    Have fun at NAB!

    - Joe
  10. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    I thought that was the the NEX's new mid-telephoto zoom :biggrin:
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  11. NiVleKsg

    NiVleKsg New to Mu-43

    Apr 14, 2012
    Wow. Crazy setup. I wonder if it will break if you accidentally hold it by only supporting the body and not the lens.
  12. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Hmmmm, think anyone would notice if you used one of those as a walk-around lens? :rolleyes:
  13. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    So did you take any photos with the lenses?
  14. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
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    Larry Anderson
    HA! I would have trouble putting that in my car!
  15. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Sweet glass! I would really love that Leica lens.

    The Angenieux Optimo is too excessive for me as a fast super-zoom. I'd rather have a Zuiko 90-250mm f/2.8 and a Zuiko 35-100mm f/2. :) We have interchangeable lenses so we don't have to carry something like that around. ;)
  16. Lordfshack

    Lordfshack Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 18, 2012
    I think you can still fit it in your pocket!
  17. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Of course, it is meant for those with deep pockets.
  18. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    You probably gotta carry it around in a ballistic case handcuffed to you, lol.
  19. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Yes, I'd bet on the mount breaking if only holding on to the camera and not the lens, that's for sure!