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| p.1 #4 · Olympus OM-D EM-5 or Panasonic GH2 |
The GH2 was hacked to enable higher bit rate video, which apparently increased quality substantially.
As for lenses, I can tell you what I'm going after or have read on extensively- YMMV.
7-14 - Saving up for this one. While the Oly 9-18 looks nice, is smaller and can take filters, it's barely cheaper than the 7-14, so why the hell not go uber-wide? I will have to think about this more, though, as I love my CPLs.
Olympus 12 f2 - Gets universal praise, looks great, a bit expensive but apparently worth it. I don't think I'll get this if someone comes out with a fast 17mm, as this lens would fill that role for me (after cropping).
PanLeica 25 1.4 - I have this coming today - larger than the panny 20 1.7 but has nicer (more distinctive) rendering IMO. I might eventually spring for the 20mm anyway, as it's a very compact normal.
Oly 45 1.8 - Considered one of the must-have lenses for portrait or medium-telephoto usage. I also have this coming today.
Oly 75 1.8 seems to be having great reviews, but I'm personally not going after the lens - I don't like this focal length in primes (~150mm FOV) unless it's a macro. Too bad it wasn't a ~60mm or so.
Upcoming - Panasonic is supposedly introducing a 35-100 2.8 soon, so that looks like it might be a must-have for those people needing that range (including me) - I use this all the time for portraits and event shooting and occasional sports. I expect the price to be high, supplies low. I'm hoping it doesn't grow too big in size and weight, though - I prefer to keep a small kit.
Rumored - a 17.5mm PanLeica lens, maybe 1.4 This should be interesting, and fills a gaping hole in m43 (35mm fast equiv) unless you count the rather large, heavy, and expensive Voigtlander 17 0.95.
edit - The OMD "kit" 12-50 seems to be okay, especially if you're looking for an all-in-one kit lens that's weather-sealed along with the body, has 0.72x or so macro mode and decent optical performance. Won't win any speed contests (f6.3 on the long), but looks to be a good travel choice. I might buy this later - depends.
Edited on Aug 03, 2012 at 02:10 PM · View previous versions