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owyhee
Registered: May 10, 2008
Total Posts: 459
Country: United States

leo11877,
I think the 12-50 would be a much better walk around lens than the 14-150. Right now in the m43 system there are only two zoom lens that really stand out. They are the Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm. They are very expensive. All the other m43 zooms are good but not great. I can't remember if you already have the OMD or are soon to buy one? If you are buying it, getting he 12-50mm as the kit lens is a no brainer. Do it. If you already have the OMD I would get the Panasonic 20mm or the Panasonic 25mm and the Oly 45mm and zoom with your feet.
I am sure what ever decision you make you will have great time taking photographs with the OMD. I sure do.



FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6451
Country: United States

WCON-P01 with a 21mm equiv


Jae Yoon 002 Copyright 2013.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr


Jae Yoon 001 Copyright 2013.jpg by jaetography, on Flickr



leo11877
Registered: Aug 05, 2004
Total Posts: 336
Country: United States

owyhee wrote:
leo11877,
I think the 12-50 would be a much better walk around lens than the 14-150. Right now in the m43 system there are only two zoom lens that really stand out. They are the Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm. They are very expensive. All the other m43 zooms are good but not great. I can't remember if you already have the OMD or are soon to buy one? If you are buying it, getting he 12-50mm as the kit lens is a no brainer. Do it. If you already have the OMD I would get the Panasonic 20mm or the Panasonic 25mm and the Oly 45mm and zoom with your feet.
I am sure what ever decision you make you will have great time taking photographs with the OMD. I sure do.


Thanks for the advice. I got an used OMD body today. there are a couple of cheap 12-50mm available. I think for the macro alone they are worth it. I did like the 40-150mm and 14-150mm even though they are no fast. I agree on the F/2.8 Zooms. Hopefully more better Zooms will be released. Hell, Sigma needs to release the 18-35mm F/1.8 MFT version

I have a Zeiss F Mount 1.4 and a Canon FL 55 as primes right now. Will play with those once I get the body. If I dont like the output of those, I will get the 45mm 1.8.

I have a Canon background and would be missing the cheap L (F/4) Lenses on the OMD but the prime make up for those



n210s
Registered: May 07, 2005
Total Posts: 241
Country: United States

Shot with Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f1.2 @f2, magic bullet look.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 8161
Country: Canada

leo11877 wrote:
Thanks all for the input on the 12-50mm. I think I will pass (atleast as a walkaround lens).

Would the Oly 14-150mm a good walk around lens?


Buy the 12-50 instead, it's better.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 8161
Country: Canada


Fort George by Mawz, on Flickr
m.Zuiko 12-50



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 8161
Country: Canada

CarlG wrote:
Yes Bobby, it's the lenses that I wish Olympus would improve on. Granted, there are some really stellar primes (and I have a few), but where I feel they are really lacking is on the wide-angle side, both primes and zooms. I'd go for the 7-14 but the show-stopper for me is the natural inability (ie, no "rigged" apparatus) to accept filters. I shoot a ton of landscapes too and use ND filters as part of my kit.


Don't expect to get 14mm equivalence and filter compatibility. I'm not currently aware of any zoom that wide that accepts filters. The 14-24 certainly doesn't and IIRC neither the Sigma 12-24 nor the 8-16 do.



FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6451
Country: United States

The olympus 9-18mm in both MFT and FT will accept filters. Of course they're not 14mm...

I've seen some slick Panasonic 7-14mm filter holders. THe only reason I haven't bought that lens is that there seems to be a purple blob issue on Olympus sensors.

From what I can tell, the FT version is a bit better than the MFT which makes sense when you consider they cover the same image circle at nearly the same aperture and the FT version has a lot more glass in front of it.



dukenukem
Registered: Oct 04, 2012
Total Posts: 329
Country: Spain


Longboard Salinas 2013 por _dUkEnUkEm_, en Flickr
Panasonic 100-300 . 1/640s . f/5.6 . ISO 200 . 300 mm



dukenukem
Registered: Oct 04, 2012
Total Posts: 329
Country: Spain


Longboard Salinas 2013 por _dUkEnUkEm_, en Flickr
Panasonic 100-300 . 1/500s . f/5.6 . ISO 200 . 300 mm



mcbroomf
Registered: Mar 18, 2003
Total Posts: 2419
Country: United States

I've not used my OMD for some time so I've not been checking out this thread. Some great images over the last few pages;
Juju, Bobby, Monk, Duke, Fly, Carl, Mawz; lovely stuff ...

I took mine out for a walk in Boston yesterday, all with the 12-60 SWD (4/3)

Back alley graffiti










Escape










Boston Library





Trinity










Filene’s coming down

























Fair











Mike


bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 7566
Country: United States

I have some graffiti wall art to show too. Shot in Venice Beach (CA) with the Panasonic 7-14 lens.



Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 1815
Country: Belgium

OM-D + 45/1.8:


A helping hand by Jochen-B, on Flickr



DavidWEGS
Registered: Apr 15, 2004
Total Posts: 3799
Country: United States

Birdie



barisaxer
Registered: Feb 21, 2005
Total Posts: 504
Country: United States

Nice. A few of mine from Maui



owyhee
Registered: May 10, 2008
Total Posts: 459
Country: United States

Another image from the mountains.
12-50mm with CP filter



deadwolfbones
Registered: Feb 22, 2010
Total Posts: 2597
Country: United States

OM-D + 75mm:









gotak
Registered: Aug 24, 2009
Total Posts: 339
Country: Canada









Back ground story is that a pretty tall and well built black man fainted and fall on this lady like a log injuring her leg. They pull us into the next station to easier off load her onto the ambulance while taking the train out of service and causing quite a crush for a normally quiet station on the Yonge subway line in Toronto.

Taken with OM-D with 25 1.4



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
Total Posts: 4893
Country: United States

OMD + 35-100:











mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 8161
Country: Canada


The Rocks by Mawz, on Flickr
m.Zuiko 12-50



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