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User feedback of 75/1.8 vs 35-100/2.8

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by erb3742, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. erb3742

    erb3742 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 3, 2012
    Looking at venturing into my first telephoto for :43: and so far have been collecting primes and loving the results. For those that have used both the 75 and the 35-100 how do you think the two compare? Is IBIS and the high ISO capabilities of the OMD more than enough to get great shots out of the 35-100?

  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I tried both out. The 75 1.8 is definitely the sharpest of the two, but you can't beat the versatility of the 35-100. Personally I'd get the 75 (actually I have one on order :wink:)! Both definitely have a feel of quality though.
  3. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Depends on your style. I haven't shot either of those two lenses, but for a long time I owned both the Canon 70-200/2.8 IS mk I (said to be broadly similar in IQ to the Panasonic, the mk II is apparently better) and the 135/2.0. I sold the former, kept the latter. 200 is not a whole ton of reach, and quality beats out the slight loss of flexibility for me.
  4. tomas

    tomas Mu-43 Regular

    I just completed a trip to Europe with the 75. My 35-100 arrived yesterday. The 75 performed beautifully on the trip. Photos are razor sharp.

    The 35-100 is more versatile for a trip. The Oly em5 ISO worked very well indoors with my 12-34.

    If I could only take three lenses on a trip, they would be the 12-35, the 35-100, and the 7-14. I would also take the 45-175 if wildlife were part of the trip.

    Having said that, I myself would also take the 25, the 75, the 12-35, the 35-100, and the 7-14 on most trips.
  5. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    I don't have the 35-100 yet, but I've shot for a week with the 75mm and own the 12-35mm. While I really love the images I got from the 75mm I found it too long of a focal length to work with especially compared to my 60mm. The 35-100 won't give you one eye in focus for portraits like the 75mm, but the versatility is pretty cool. Personally I'd like to own both, but for far different reasons. The 12-35/35-100 combo is perfect for events when you own two bodies. For travel or just general purpose the 35-100 is a far better choice in my eyes. You can still obtain sharp images in lower light with f/2.8. It all comes down to what you want to shoot.
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