Tried out my new 25mm f/1.8 Oly

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by jgreg, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    I tried out my new Oly 25mm f/1.8 and I think it pasted the test. What do you think? ChevyGrill206crop6x4Nik. StraightUp202crop6x4NikB&W. UpSideDown201crop6x4NikB&W.
     
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  2. Jonnieb

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    Jon Barnett
    oh yeah, it passed!
     
  3. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    I like all of these but do you have a favorite?
     
  4. SVENS1

    SVENS1 Mu-43 Regular

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    What camera did you put it on?
     
  5. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    I have it on my Olympus E-M1 camera. Is that a good thing?
     
  6. Biro

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    Steve
    Sure. Why not?
     
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  7. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    Well it's not one of these fancy new mark II cameras.
     
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  8. Biro

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    Steve
    The E-M1 still works just fine. And it's the micro four-thirds body I use with all of my heavier lenses, including the Zuiko 12-40 f/2.8, the Lumix 14-140 f/4.0-5.8 and the Lumix 100-300 f/4.0-5.6. Balances out nicely.
     
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  9. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    Biro do you know the difference between the Lumix 14-140mm and the Oly 14-150mm. I have the Oly or Zuiko 14-150 and like it. I just wish it was faster like a f/ 2.8. I just ordered a Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 reconditioned lens. I can't wait to try it out. FordFront208crop6x4Nik. 630Back186.
     
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  10. Biro

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    Steve
    James, I bought the Lumix 14-140 when I had larger, G-series Panasonic bodies. The Zuiko 14-150 is just fine for general use (and my Mark II version has weather resistance). I still use it on my E-M5 when appropriate, such as on vacations. A nice weather-resistant semi-superzoom package.

    The Lumix is a tick sharper (not a major issue either way), is somewhat heavier and, of course, has image stabilization built in. I tend to go with the Lumix if I'm shooting video. My older f/4.0-5.8 version of the Lumix is less prone to shutter shock on certain camera bodies than the newer f/3.5-5.6 version. That's where the extra weight is actually a positive.

    I understand your deaire for more speed out of your lens. But that always means larger and heavier. And more money. The Zuiko 12-40 f/2.8 is a great lens. But even refurbished versions run in the $600 range. But you'll love the 45 f/1.8. If that works out, try the 17 or 25mm primes.
     
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  11. drd1135

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    Steve
    The Mk II versions add some capabilities and improvements to things like IBIS but the sensor is the same.
     
  12. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    Ok same thing only different.
     
  13. Ulfric M Douglas

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    You will enjoy the 45mm, but it isn't a wide/close lens.
    How about finding a nice used 9-18mm? : that should suit you down to the ground, I love mine for cars. (I have the old 4/3rds version)
     
  14. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    I was thinking of that 9-18mm lens. I have a 12-50mm that I was shooting today. I like all my Olympus lenses so far. I also have the 14-150mm and 25mm prime. I do love my Nikon D750 with it's lenses.
     
  15. TonyG

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    I have it on my EPM2..Works a charm..
     
  16. TonyG

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    I have the Panny 25 and the Olympus 45. You'll love both lenses...The 45 has better subject isolation but it can be a bit tight indoors that's why I purchased the 25.
     
  17. jgreg

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    James Gregus
    I like mine. The reason I bought the Olympus 45mm is I have a portrait shoot coming up soon. I was trying out my 12-50 Olympus today. I also tried the macro on this lens. BottomsUp245crop6x4NikB&W. BottomsUp245crop6x4NikB&W. RedFlw260crop6x4Nik. BottomsUp245crop6x4NikB&W. BottomsUp245crop6x4NikB&W. RedFlw260crop6x4Nik. RedFlw260crop6x4Nik. Shack254crop6x4NikB&W.
     
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