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So will there be a new trinity?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by xdayv, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    with the announcement of the Olympus 75mm 1.8?

    :biggrin:
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    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? :D
     
  3. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    or it could be an all-Olympus trinity of 12/45/75... :wink:
     
  4. PeterK

    PeterK Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Feb 6, 2012
    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)?
     
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  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    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.
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    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.
     
  7. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    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... :biggrin:
     
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  8. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    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... :biggrin:
     
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  9. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    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...
     
  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    So don't tell her. Just get your new camera in the same color. :biggrin:
     
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  11. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    They'd need to come out with an all white E-M5 then... :rofl:
     
  12. PeterK

    PeterK Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Feb 6, 2012
    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?
     
  13. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    340
    Feb 28, 2010
    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!



     
  14. flaxseedoil1000

    flaxseedoil1000 Mu-43 Regular

    102
    Mar 10, 2011
    Per Ken Rockwell:

    Portrait Lenses
     
  15. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    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.
     
  16. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    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.
     
  17. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i need the 12, and i love a 17, so i say 12/17/25...

    no wait... 12/17/45...

    wait...
    12/17/75...?

    a holy quintity!
    12/17/25/45/75!


    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! --

    http://www.lunchboxes.com/custom-lunch-box.html

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    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
     
  19. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Naw... 12mm, 45mm, and 75mm. :)
     
  20. 13Promet

    13Promet Mu-43 Regular

    84
    Dec 11, 2011
    Milano
    Be one step ahead :wink:

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