OMD OCD OMG (a confession).

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Johbremat, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Johbremat

    Johbremat Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 5, 2013
    I'm embarrassed to admit, but I really don't like mixing my goodies.

    I know that there are some superior lenses in the Lumix range, but can't bring myself to whack anything other than m.Zuiko onto my E-P5 and E-M1.

    Conversely, if I had bought into Panasonic, I doubt I could put on a piece of Olympus glass on...

    Foolish, I know. It's about tools for the job and you shouldn't worry otherwise, but...irrational, I know.

    Just wanted to say my piece. Feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

    Maybe enough weight that I can now carry a full frame?

  2. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    This is very silly, some of the best lenses in the M43rds system are Panasonics.
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  3. LoneRider

    LoneRider Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2014
    Marysville, WA.
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    My confession - a Lumix 20mm f/1.7 for my P5 and M1, but I picked up a spare Olympus 46mm lens cap for it.

    Not OCD, CDO in alphabetical order like it should be... ;)
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  4. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    Sheesh people, look at my sig. I don't even own the same brand of lens as my camera :)
  5. G3user

    G3user Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 26, 2013
    Panasonic G3, FOTGA adaptor, Konica Hexanon 40mm, aftermarket replacement lens cap.

  6. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    ^^^ What he said. My first few lenses were Olympus 'cuz I liked the focal ranges. My last two purchases, however were Panasonics (20 1.7 and 14 2.5) and I absolutely LOVE them !

    Who cares if you're mixing or not...being Oly owners, we've got the best of both worlds.....a bunch of great lens options AND they're all stabilized!!! ;)
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  7. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
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    My E-M10 is mostly used with Lumix 14 and 25 lenses. It's a system and I like a 28/50 equivalent combo lately so the Panasonic lenses make sense. Anyway those sleek black lenses look good on a black OMD body :wink:

    I do use an OM 50 f1.8 on it sometimes and a couple of Oly zooms but not often.
  8. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Silly to not take advantage of one of the system's strengths. I love Oly E-M10 but have consistently found that I prefer Panasonic lenses. I started out with P20 then changed to PL25, would love to have PL15 but I think it's way overpriced. Also, Pana 14-140 II is superb optics, it redefines super-zoom. Oly 14-150 is not even close (I used to own one).

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  9. alexcox

    alexcox Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 31, 2014
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    Alex Cox
    The BEST thing about the M43 system is surely that several manufacturers support it, and so we can mix and match our lenses and bodies. The Olympus 9-18mm lens looks just splendid on the Lumix GF1 body (especially if both are black!)
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  10. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 16, 2012
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    I know this is probably going to make you twitch, but not only do I use a Panasonic 20 1.7 on my E-M5, but I noticed yesterday that somehow the rear lens cap on the Pana had gotten switched for an Olympus cap.

    (And now Art's comment about the Pana 14-140 vs. the Oly 14-150 is making me think I need to look into it, even though I've been loving my 14-150. The GAS pains are starting again . . . )
  11. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 22, 2013
    its okay, i also like to maintain brand-consistency :D
  12. Fred2726

    Fred2726 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2013
    Audubon, New Jersey
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    I'd sure miss my PL 25 on my EM5. Fantastic lenses, to me a very film like quality to it.
  13. Anthon

    Anthon Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    +1, I'm sorry to make the OP suffer reading this but I tend to use olympus rear lens caps on my Panasonic lenses because they're thinner [emoji1][emoji1]

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  14. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I use a Canon lens cap on an Olympus lens ... I'm lucky I have any lens caps at all since they just keep vanishing.
  15. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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    NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for OCD problems is just a phone call away. :biggrin:

    (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST.

    All kidding aside, just plain silly to choose lenses based solely on the basis of brand matching with the body.
  16. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
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    If I was OCD, or CDO as it REALLY IS I would be compelled to point out that should be NAoMI ... :biggrin:
  17. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
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    call me Arg
  18. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 16, 2012
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    As long as you make sure that the color matches. :wink:
  19. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
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    Ciaran Reilly
    Why not, it's your hobby and your gear, enjoy it your way! There is a certain sense of class to having everything matched, of course it's an aesthetic issue but isn't aesthetics what photography is all about!
  20. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    I dunno if class is the right word...
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