Which 4/3 lens would you reccommend?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by elandel, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Hi all. I use the 14-54II with my m4/3 kit as a kit lens and I'm happy with it. Now I'm buying the 50-200 MKI and the 35 Macro.
    I would like you thoughts on which one to buy next: 11-22 or 12-60? I really don't know which one to choose.

    I would also like a 300mm zoom but I think I'll get the Oly m4/3 75-300II or the Pana 100-300.

    These are lenses I'll use mostly on my m4/3 cameras but in the next days there is a E-30 arriving and I'm planning to buy the M1 as soon as I can afford it maybe selling my E-pl5 and Pentax K-30 to fund it.:smile:
  2. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Forgot to say that I have the M4/3 9-18; would the 4/3 7-14 add something to it? IQ wise?
  3. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    The 4/3 7-14 is an awesome lens, superior to the 9-18 but is much larger and heavier and cant take filters. It has better IQ.


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  4. Edmunds

    Edmunds Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 16, 2012
    There is a lot of hype about these lenses on the net right now. Most of it is 4/3 ******s drooling over the E-M1 and talking about how great their glass is.

    So please make sure you know what you're doing.

    I have owned the following 4/3 lenses - 7-14, 9-18, 12-60, 50-200, 50mm macro, EC-20 and a few others.

    12-60: the range is excellent, but it gets dim reaaaly fast, by about 40mm this lens is already f/3.8 or 3.9. Between 40-60mm there is no difference between this and the 40-150mm kit zoom.

    50-200: weighs 1kg. I never took it out of the house as I always thought its too heavy. Remember that with the E-30 and 12-60 you're already at 1,3kg, so its an additional kg... it piles up.

    7-14: now this is one lens I sometimes miss when I look at pictures I have taken, but yet again, 780 grams, that is 2.6x more than the Panasonic 7-14 and the difference in image quality is marginal (aside from the purple flare issue with Olympus bodies). As someone who owned this lens and has looked at pictures from the Panny I honestly don't see any difference.

    Have not owned the 35mm macro, but its widely regarded as worse than the 50mm macro, and I thought that was pretty terrible. Well, the image quality itself was awesome, but focus by wire isn't (which makes manual focus painful), and there is no focusing limiter switch, which means the lens will hunt terribly through the whole range. The m4/3 60mm macro is a superb upgrade in absolutely every way as far as macro goes.