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Oympus 60mm f2.8 on Panasonic G cameras

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by MacBook, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    How well does this non-stabilized lens do on a non-stabilized body like the Panasonic G5? The Olympus 45mm f1.8 has been fine for me, but it is a lighter, faster, and somewhat less "powerful" lens.
     
  2. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    I like it.
    IBIS would definitely help but you can squeek by if need be.
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  3. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Jul 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    That looks pretty sharp. What about at 60mm?
     
  4. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    What do you mean? He just showed you a shot taken with the 60mm on his G5. :confused:
     
  5. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Jul 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    Sorry, it looked like a macro shot, maybe with a tripod, and I meant using it more as a portrait lens. I now realize that I was not clear and that from what he wrote, he must have taken the shot handheld.
     
  6. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    I have a GF3 but haven't tried my 60 on it. From the experience I use it on my epl5, I think it's easy to get blurred images even if I'm using the EPL5 IBIS especially when shutter speed is 1/125 or 1/160, don't know if that's a defect with the lens or camera because I often get sharp images with other lenses under way slower speeds. The EPL5 IBIS doesn't seem to do any help regarding this, but I can get good results under 1/60s from time to time.

    at 1/320 and above it's just fine.
     
  7. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Handheld and through the rear LCD.

    The G5 and O60 are a great pair. Just need to adhere to the fundamentals a little more.
     
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    BTW, I really love that spider shot. Can't put my finger on exactly why, but maybe it's the play of the colors and sharpness/bokeh.
     
  9. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Jul 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    That sounds reasonable to me. I am looking forward to giving it a try.