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short telephoto

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by rw86347@gmail.com, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. rw86347@gmail.com

    rw86347@gmail.com New to Mu-43

    1
    Oct 19, 2012
    I like the idea of traveling with one fast small prime. However when traveling it would be nice to have a telephoto that didn't take up too much room.

    Any ideas on some 100mm (200mm equiv) lens that take up little room?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    i love the little Panasonic 45-200.....it's also small and cheap.
     
  3. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    The P45-200 at 100 is sharp. It get soft only beyond 150.
     
  4. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    P45-200 is nice and small. Most Olympus telephoto zooms are similar in size but are lighter.
     
  5. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Keep in mind that if you have Panasonic body you do not have IBIS.
    For this focal range image stabilization is required when shooting handheld.
    So if you have Olympus body you can select any but in case you have Panasonic body you better take a Panasonic lens with OIS.
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    OM Zuiko 100mm f/2.8. Wonderful, compact little thing.

    Otherwise, the m.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 is not too far off.
     
  7. nagual

    nagual Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Aug 25, 2012
    Toronto
    You might consider Oly 14-150
     
  8. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Well, since he's looking for both compact and a short telephoto I'd say the m.Zuiko 40-150mm would be more appropriate than the 14-150mm.
     
  9. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    I don't think there is much size difference, and OP mentioned for travel. The 14-150 is the better lens for travel, more range. I thought the OP was looking for a prime in the 100 range, not a zoom, although he wasn't very specific.
     
  10. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    The Pana 45-175 X is much smaller than the 45-200, although somewhat more expensive.
     
  11. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    And somewhat more problematic. Panasonics x-lens all seem to have issues, even the new 12-35 the copies I saw all had uneven, blotchy coatings on the front element.