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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by xdayv, Feb 7, 2012.
with the announcement of the Olympus 75mm 1.8?
And we also have a new 17mm f/0.95 Nokton from Voigtlander...
lessee now, how's this for the new trinity: 17mm/0.95, 45mm/1.8, 75mm/1.8?
or it could be an all-Olympus trinity of 12/45/75...
Don't you guys think that 75mm (150mm full-frame equivalent) is a bit too long to get much of a general use (compared to 50mm and less)?
Oh... Actually, I'm liking those numbers. And they're all around f/2 with really fast, quiet AF as well (I'm sure the 75mm will meet that standard Olympus has set).
I never liked the 12/25/45 sort of trinity as those lenses are simply too close together for me. To me the 12 and 45mm were a good pair to cover the standard range, with a need for something longer. I wouldn't get 3 lenses to cover the 12-45mm range as that's just too much lens swapping when those focal lengths can be found just mere steps away.
Hell no! 75mm is a good headshot or even tight portrait length. 50mm just barely avoids distortion on the tighter portrait shots with a Four-Thirds sensor.
That's why I ended up with 2 PEN bodies. The 25 is always on one, while the 12 and 45 goes on the other, depending on the situation... I found this the best solution for minimizing lens swapping, but my family members always give me that strange look when I pull my 2 cameras out at a family outing...
My thoughts exactly. That's partially why I got the black E-M5 (well, in addition to looking awesome) - it'll be paired with the matching black PL25 most of the time, while my current E-P3 will be paired with other lenses as the situation warrants...
I can see this as my eventual combo, but I'm afraid my wife will kill me if she finds out I sold my 2-month-old E-PL3 for the new camera, so I better stay put for now....
Can't wait to hear some feedbacks on how the PL25 works with the E-M5. Wonder if the rattlesnake is gone...
So don't tell her. Just get your new camera in the same color.
They'd need to come out with an all white E-M5 then...
I am not experienced in portrait photography. But I had the impression that ideal portrait length if around 100mm full frame (80-120mm?). Wouldn't 150mm full frame equivalent be too long and distort facial features?
This worked for me going from the E-P2 to the E-P3 until my niece saw the camera and asked "Isn't that the new $1000 Olympus?". However it's still working on the 5DII upgrade from the 7D (at least until tax time).
The 75/1.8 might become a valuable event lens for me if the E-M5 gains a stop in high ISO. Two E-M5's and 3-4 lenses would probably fit in my kid's lunch box - that would be an excellent kit!
Per Ken Rockwell:
I don't normally pay any heed to what Ken Rockwell says, but he's actually not far off on that one at all! At the focal lengths he mentions for the type of shots he mentions, you will have a nice flattering perspective on your models. They are very much in the range of what I like to use.
To each his own, but I found 100mm perfect for tight portrait shots on 35mm. 150mm would require me to back up further than is practical in many situations.
The 75 might be a good indoor sports and event lens, but I think it's a little too short for a lot of those uses. I was shooting an indoor track meet today, with an APS-C body and my 70-200 2.8. (112 - 320). The 112mm end was perfect for panning runners passing right in front of me, the 320 great for runners coming down the track for me. I think the 150 eq. on m43 would have been too long for the panning shots (had I backed up enough for that, there would have been too many people getting in between me and the track). It would have worked, I guess, for shots of people coming straight at me, but only once they got much closer to me.
i need the 12, and i love a 17, so i say 12/17/25...
no wait... 12/17/45...
a holy quintity!
ok, now i NEED a silly lunch box with those tear out foam square things to have a kick ass camera case!
to the ebays for a box!!! *runs off!*
-- back! --
the new Voigtlander is pretty rich for most folks (and full manual to boot). The most popular trinity will likely be the 17(or 20)/45/75
Naw... 12mm, 45mm, and 75mm.
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