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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by jgreg, Jun 20, 2016.
I tried out my new Oly 25mm f/1.8 and I think it pasted the test. What do you think?
oh yeah, it passed!
I like all of these but do you have a favorite?
What camera did you put it on?
I have it on my Olympus E-M1 camera. Is that a good thing?
Sure. Why not?
Well it's not one of these fancy new mark II cameras.
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.
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.
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.
The Mk II versions add some capabilities and improvements to things like IBIS but the sensor is the same.
Ok same thing only different.
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)
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.
I have it on my EPM2..Works a charm..
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.
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.