So will your version of trinity change?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by xdayv, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
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    Amidst the new additions into the Micro 4/3s system - the coveted 75mm 1.8, the 60m 2.8 macro, 17mm 1.8;

    the 12-35 and 35-100 2.8;

    and the upcoming (in 2014) 43mm 1.2 and 150mm 2.8?

  2. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
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    It already changed from the 12/2, 25/1.4, and 75-300/4.8-6.7 to the 12/2, 17/1.8, and 75/1.8. :smile:
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  3. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
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    I have already moved from the 12/2, 25/1.4, and 45/1.8 to 12-35/2.8, 25/1.4, and 35-100/2.8

    The zooms have obviously compromised optical quality and speed. However, this is my versatile trinity! When I opt for an all-prime trinity, it is currently the 12/2, 25/1.4 and 60/2.8 (since I don't own the 75/1.8).
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  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
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    Good point, I suppose mine has changed now that the fast zooms and a couple killer primes have hit in the past year.

    Prime Trinity: 12mm, 25mm, 75mm (or PL 45mm)
    Zoom Trinity: 12-35mm, 35-100mm, 7-14mm (or 100-300mm)

    Substitutions noted just depends on what I'm shooting; for travel I might use the 7-14, 12-35, 35-100 but if I'm expecting wildlife the 100-300 is pretty much indispensable. Likewise, the PL 45mm would beat out the 75mm if I needed a shorter focal length, or the macro functionality.

    If I were going to pick just 3 lenses total for all uses, it'd probably be: PL 25mm, 12-35mm, 75mm :smile:
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Mine is currently the 14mm, 25mm and O45mm. I would gladly swap the 14 for a 7-14 but I can't begin to afford it (or the 75). I think I'll live with what I have for a while - probably a long while. :biggrin:
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  6. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

    May 21, 2012
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    It's too uncomfortable to limit myself to a mere trinity...that's why I've got my own FOUR HORSEMEN!!!


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  7. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012

    Are perfect for me and my shooting. Maybe a looonger fourth lens later, if I see the need.
  8. Dalton

    Dalton Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2010
    Portland, Oregon USA
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    Dan Ferrall
    A bit of a different direction for me...

    I used to own the Olympus 14-35 f2 and 35-100 f2 SHG lenses for 4/3rds. The lenses are simply at the top of the Scale as lenses go, prime or zoom. I sold my complete 4/3 system and have moved on to M43 in the last six months.

    I can see that the early attempts at premium M43 zooms are falling short of the Olympus SHG class zoom lenses. Perhaps it is just too early to see anything that good yet. Having said that, I have bought the Olympus 45 f1.8, 75 f1.8 and found them to be bordering on SHG quality especially the 75. I also have the Panny 20 and 25 which are excellent as well. Based on my early experiences with primes, they are going to be my "go to" lenses when I am doing captures which may be considered for more serious future use. A new Olympus 12mm is my next addition. The newer Panasonic 12-35 and 35-100 are not close enough to the SHG standard I have experienced to convince me to buy them. I do own two other zooms which do a credible job for those times when I am less comcerned about stellar IQ.

    And moving off the main "Trinity" (not even quitebsure why people feel a need to use such a term?) focus of the OP, I have also decided to move my focus center off of the gear area and more back on working to create compelling photographs.

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  9. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm with Bob on this one, or l will be as soon as I buy the 14/2.5. I'd really like to check out the 75, but I don't think the FL fits me at all, and at that price I'd need it to fit like a glove.
  10. ice_man

    ice_man Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 19, 2012
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    Here's my current trinity. 14mm / 45mm / 12-50mm.

    But I am still saving up for this trinity. 12mm / 45mm / 75mm.
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Why limit to just 3 ? :wink:
  12. arentol

    arentol Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2012
    17 f/1.8
    45 f/1.8
    75 f/1.8
  13. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Ooh... the 12mm/2, 25mm/1.4, 43mm/1.2, 75mm/1.8, and 150mm/2.8 is sounding like an awesome trinity! Good thing I don't know how to count. ;)
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  14. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    I started with 12-50 25 and 45-200

    now i'm at 12-35 17 1.8 and 75 1.8

    I do plan on getting the 42.5 1.2 if the iq is decent.
  15. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    i have the Classic trinity still in my collection, never bought a native lens after 45mm 1.8 (and dont think that will change anytime soon since i have a lot of legacy lens with my film cameras)

    14mm 2.5
    20mm 1.7
    45mm 1.8

    film trinity
    28mm 2.8 om
    40mm 1.4 pen f
    100mm 3.5 pen f
  16. sge998

    sge998 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    After trying out so many lenses, my current trinity set is:
    14mm + GWC1 wide adapter = ~11m
    PL25mm f/1.4
    PL45mm f/2.8
    (looking to replace the 14mm with 75mm since I don't shoot wide as much)

    Film trinity is:
    OM Zuiko 28mm f/2.0
    50mm f/1.8
    100mm f/2.8
  17. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Given that my Full Frame Trinity is the 35/1.4L, the Sigma 50/1.4, and the 135/2.0L, I should probably get the 25/1.4 and the 75/1.4.

    Right now, my most used lenses are probably the 14/2.5, 20/1.7 and 45/1.8. In terms of zooms it's the 7-14. I prefer the range of the 12-50, but it's an unexciting lens that has focal lengths covered by primes I own. I'll probably get the 12-35 before my bigger summer trip, unless Oly comes up with something that's equally fast at 12mm and a little longer (don't mind a stop of light loss at that point..)
  18. FRAN

    FRAN Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 23, 2012
    México DF, MÉXICO
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    Ultra light and high quality set up with only 3 lenses:

    - 14mm for compact size and wide angle
    - 25mm as my default lens
    - 35-100mm for high quality telezoom

    Perfect on my OM-D...

  19. mistermark

    mistermark Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 16, 2012
    In m43 I think more in terms of double acts than holy trinities. For zooms I think the obvious pairing is the 12-35 and 35-100 Lumix combination; for primes, the 12 and 60mm Zuikos (purely for aesthetic reasons, the former in black). I'm pleased to say that's the system I own, and I have the option to take just the zooms, just the primes, or all four, depending on circumstances.
  20. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    SE Essex, UK
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    Sometimes I think people obsess with having lenses for every occasion - not a criticism BTW of those that do have a collection :smile:

    The Panny 20mm has lived on my OM-D for the last 3 months, and I can't imagine taking it off. I love the Oly 45mm, but now will probably only use it for more formal portraits, pretty rare these days. If I need a bit of extra reach/versatility, I'm satisfied with having the Oly 40-150 should I need it.

    I guess this really means that the 20mm (40mm FOV) suits ME, and I'm very happy zooming with my feet, I don't feel the need for a WA/UWA.

    Just my 2p, and of course YMMV (will vary :biggrin: )