What's your ideal MFT camera and 3 lens set up?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by mf100, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
    Just for fun.
    What would be your ideal MFT camera and 3 lens set up assuming you were starting from scratch and money was not an issue?

    For me......
    Olympus EM1
    Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8
    Voitlander 25mm f/0.95
    Olympus 75mm f/1.8
  2. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    GH3, 7-14, 12-35, 35-100.

  3. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 15, 2012
    Patrick Kristiansen

    My setup by nextweek, only the voitlander is the pl25. One day, though, I'll get one of the 0,95's:)

    Patrick K
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  4. cdmicha

    cdmicha Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    40-150(when released)
  5. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    25mm 1.4
    42.5mm 1.2
  6. kponds

    kponds Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2013
    For street, portrait, classic photojournalism, and candid/event:

    2 E-M5s (features of the E-M1 aren't really neccessary for me, E-M5 is smaller (I haven't used E-M1 but I get the impression that dual E-M1s would be a little more difficult to handle), and you can get 2 used/refurb E-M5s for the price of an E-M1).
    17mm F/1.8
    45mm F/1.8
    75mm F/1.8

    When I initially asked this question (pre purchase), the initial kit that I came up with was 14mm, 25mm, 45mm. Which is good, but after some experience with the system, I think I'd prefer the 17mm instead of the 14+25mm. This way I could shoot pretty much anything with the 17mm and 45mm mounted, and then switch the 45mm for the pocketed 75mm when a long portrait is needed.
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  7. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Qld Australia
    OMD EM1, Oly 12-40mm, Panny 35-100mm, 7.5 Fisheye (or Panny 25mm)
  8. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    I have been using:
    E-M5, HLD-6

    But I am trying out:
    E-M5, HLD-6

    If I go with the latter, I may use the difference in prices to purchase the 17/1.8. I already have the 45 and 75 in black, so the 17 in black would complete the set nicely. If the right deal came along, I'd also consider switching from the 12-35/2.8 to the 12-40/2.8.

    Down the road, a future E-M* with the 40-150/2.8 would be great for kids sports. By then, the E-M5 will be so cheap that I'll just keep it as a 2nd body.
  9. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    I've been using E-M5 + 14 + 45. Don't really feel the need for anything more.

    Recently bought the 40-150, which I'll only use a couple of times a year (birds and such) so it basically won't exist the rest of the time.

    Had the 75 but sold it.

    I really feel content with my current kit. Maybe I'll slot in a strobe in place of the third lens?
  10. Tobi

    Tobi New to Mu-43

    Nov 30, 2013
    Any of the newest cams (whichever fits your hands and bag best) with the 7-14, 25mm and 45mm.
  11. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
    The Panasonic 35-100mm was a close call for me with the Olympus 75mm.
  12. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    I already have a GX7 and quite content on my current lenses (and planning to add the 35-100 soon), but for the sake of answering...

    12-35mm f2.8
    35-100 f2.8

    The 3rd really depends on what I'll be doing, but it will be either on the wide end, a very fast prime, or a telephoto. So it's either a 7-14mm f4, or any of the Nokton or Panasonic-Leica lenses, or 100-300mm f4-5.6.... But I'm pretty much done with those two lenses up there.
  13. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I can't do just three lenses. I think the idea of the trinity made sense when lenses were large and heavy. With μ43 however, I just keep filling my bag.

    If I had the choose, however, I'd have:

    E-M5 with 25mm f/1.4
    E-M1 with either a 7-14mm f/4 or the forthcoming 40-150mm f/2.8

    Those two bodies with those three lenses, could probably would cover just about everything. I would miss, however, my CV17.5mm, Oly 45mm, Oly 75mm, and the 14mm & 20mm pancakes...not to mention my legacy lenses that are so satisfying to handle.
  14. Jermonic

    Jermonic Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2012
    Actually, what I'm looking into, is the following setup:

    * Pan 20mm 1.7 (already got it)
    * Pan 12-32 standardzoom (waiting for it to appear in stores - will sell 14-45 to finance part of it)
    * Olympus 45mm 1.8 (had it once, sold it due to low use - now I miss it, for those portraits and lovely middleground separation).
    * Pan 45-150mm (will buy if I suddenly have leftover money)

    No, it's not the most expensive, but it will get me quite some way.
  15. Ropes4u

    Ropes4u Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2012

    12-40 f2.8

    40-150 f2.8

    60mm f2.8
  16. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    3 lenses made sense with leica M being bloody expensive and kind of heavy for street photogs. 35-50-90mm was it but then some would prefer go wider or longuer...
    With our MFT, we can have UWA zoom, fast tele zoom, fast normals and all that fits in a small bag that you can carry all day!
    I'd say for MFT it's more like the perfect 5 or 6 lenses combo.. Trinity is old story...
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  17. Dalton

    Dalton Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2010
    Portland, Oregon USA
    Dan Ferrall
    I would agree with everything except change out the E-M1 body for the E-P5.
  18. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    GM1 and E-M5 with PL15 or O17 f/1.8, PL25, O45, P12-35, P35-100 f/2.8. Yes, I like Panasonic lenses for the most part, and I do value small size. I usually travel with my fiancee so she'd have the GM1 with the smaller lenses :D

    Currently using a somewhat similar but cheaper setup with single E-M5 and O12-50, PL25, O45, O40-150R.
  19. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    For photography it would be the E-M1 with the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8, the soon to be released 40-150mm f2.8 and a Voigtlander 25mm f.95. The 12-40 would be used most of the time. Honestly I would would find it hard to limit myself to just three lenses.

    For video I would go with the Black Magic Pocket Cinema. Lenses would be a hard pick! If it were for event videography I would pick an adapted B4 Fujinon ENG lens with external power pack for the zoom. For more cinematic ventures I would go with Zeiss cine glass but there are so many to choose from!
  20. rezatravilla

    rezatravilla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Reza Travilla
    Ideal? my current setting :thumbup:
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