Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Micro Four Thirds Forum | Join Upload & Sell

  

best WA to medium focal length for Oly
  
 
Herbc
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · best WA to medium focal length for Oly


I am in the market for a zoom, for carrying on bike tours for some senic and the occasional close up of a landscape feature. Say 25mm to 90 full frame equivalent, or 12 to 40.

Best choice?



Jun 02, 2017 at 12:13 PM
nandadevieast
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · best WA to medium focal length for Oly


1. 12-100 F4 IS
2. 12-40 F4 IS


Herbc wrote:
I am in the market for a zoom, for carrying on bike tours for some senic and the occasional close up of a landscape feature. Say 25mm to 90 full frame equivalent, or 12 to 40.

Best choice?




Jun 02, 2017 at 12:37 PM
Wilbus
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · best WA to medium focal length for Oly


12-100 F4 IS covers 24-200 full frame equivalent and is a really good lens.

12-40 F2.8 covers 24-80mm full frame equivalent and is a really good lens (I use this one my self).

The 12-100 is larger and heavier but more versatile zoom range. Both have good close up capabilities.



Jun 02, 2017 at 12:46 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 

        


Herbc
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · best WA to medium focal length for Oly


thanks, I think the 12-40 is probably the best fit.


Jun 02, 2017 at 02:45 PM
Wilbus
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · best WA to medium focal length for Oly


I would say so as well, the 12-40 is small and light enough to carry while biking, either in a pack or at your hip belt or even shoulder strap on your backpack.

I've recently started to use Peak Design capture pro.

https://www.peakdesign.com/capturepro

I love it, I can carry my camera in my normal belt, or on several places on the backpack (hip belt, shoulder strap etc) while hiking or biking, even when mountain biking although I consider the chances of falling with the camera too high to be worth the possible rewards.




Jun 02, 2017 at 02:51 PM
bobbytan
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · best WA to medium focal length for Oly


You have so many different options for a medium/standard zoom lens, but these 4 are probably the best ones:

Olympus 12-40/2.8 PRO
Olympus 12-100/4.0 PRO

Panasonic-Leica 12-60/2.8-4.0
Panasonic 12-35/2.8 Mk II

Check out the test/comparison between the 2 Olympus zooms:

http://mirrorlesscomparison.com/micro-four-thirds-lenses/12-40mm-f2-8-pro-vs-12-100mm-f4-pro/

And the Olympus 12-40 vs Panasonic-Leica 12-60:

http://mirrorlesscomparison.com/micro-four-thirds-lenses/pana-leica-12-60mm-f2-8-4-0-vs-olympus-m-zuiko-12-40mm-f2-8/



Jun 02, 2017 at 03:34 PM







FM Forums | Micro Four Thirds Forum | Join Upload & Sell

    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password