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So I got paid for my Nikon Gear and I ordered......

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by D7k1, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Keep

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  2. sale

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. sell it and buy a used 35-100mm

    17 vote(s)
    70.8%
  1. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    690
    Nov 18, 2013
    The Panasonic Leica 100-400mm and a lightly used Second Gx8. I am now all in for m43. I'll live with my current stuff until next year when I plan on getting one or two new lenses (either the 7-14 or Panasonic 15 & 45.....

    I really believe the Gx8 is one of the most amazing cameras I have ever used.

    The only question I have for the rest of the year, is do I keep my Oly 75-300 as a "walk around lens".
     
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Congrats! If the 100-400 is "much better" i have a feeling that you will sell the 75-300. Now we need to see some shots from you with those items or it isn't true! :) :)
     
  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Without the stabilization through the viewfinder that Olympus IBIS or Panasonic OIS gives, I would probably find it demotivating to use the 75-300mm on a GX8 for casual use. Especially in that context I don't want to have to be super concerned about bracing myself or using a tripod to get good results. I know the GX8 has IBIS, but I was about 1000% more likely to use my Panasonic 100-300mm handheld and get a keeper than my older 300mm MF prime (which I actually believe has higher ultimate image quality potential). Obviously a lot of that is the autofocus, but being able to compose with a stabilized viewfinder at that long FL was critical.

    The 75-300 is still worth a bunch, so I wouldn't say there's much point in keeping it around "just because." Sell it before it depreciates!
     
  4. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    I'm not sure 75-300 (150-600mm angle of view) is considered a walking around lens by many.;)

    Maybe replace it with one of the 35/40/45 - 100/150/175 options?
     
  5. tc333

    tc333 Mu-43 Rookie

    19
    Dec 25, 2015
    75-300 is a bit long as a walk about lens. I think my 45-175 is about as long as I would use as a walk about and it being an internal focus lens it does not get much attention on my G7.
     
  6. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Which 35-100 on the poll?
     
  7. Jason_DiMichele

    Jason_DiMichele Fine Art Photographer and Printer

    6
    Jan 26, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Jason DiMichele
    The GX8 is truly a wonderful camera to use. The quality is fantastic and the ergonomics are second to none for a mirrorless camera. :)
     
  8. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    690
    Nov 18, 2013
    2.8
     
  9. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    690
    Nov 18, 2013
    I've got a 40-150 f5.6 (long end). I must be weird I thought my 80-200 was too short on DX and even the Tamron 70-300mm was a little short:)
     
  10. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Completely understand. When I shot DX one of my favorite vacation lenses was the 80-400. But 24-120mm (FX) is the range I consider the walking around range. I really wish Olympus would release an m4/3 version of the 12-60 f/2.8-4.0.