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mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 9150
Country: Canada


Climbing Over by Mawz, on Flickr
E-M5, m.Zuiko 12-50



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 1266
Country: United Kingdom


No.1 by MR DE COURCY, on Flickr



RKTodd
Registered: Oct 24, 2008
Total Posts: 343
Country: United States

If I ever find the right long lens (for me) to use on my EM-5 & EM-1, I will be in heaven

Great bird shots!



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 1266
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks Todd.

I only use the above lens on the OM-D when I have something specific which is usually doing something quite static. I'd not walk around with it on one the Canon Camera either. If there is a big enough market for a long tele primes on such a camera I doubt it but really dont know. Anything good is going to be expensive and the price rises again if the market is small. Great thing with this lens is it is an equivalent 800mm f5.6, on the FF canon which I dont wish to invest in.



No.1 by MR DE COURCY, on Flickr



RKTodd
Registered: Oct 24, 2008
Total Posts: 343
Country: United States

I keep hoping that Oly or someone will come out with a higher quality super tele. I have tried the Pana 100-300, and still own the Oly 75-300 v2. Just not quite there for me.



juju1958
Registered: Apr 27, 2009
Total Posts: 1266
Country: United Kingdom

I hear what you say and yes it would be nice for some of us. I look at the Panny 35-100 images which seems to have good qualities but not the reach really that is sometimes wanted. Having said that I dont mind manual focusing if needs be. I use the EF 200mm f2.8 L on a monopod for surfers which works well. Loads of missed out of focus shots, but that's ok, makes the keepers even more special. I think after a while you can get quite good at it, just needs practice.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 9150
Country: Canada


Uma Night by Mawz, on Flickr
E-M5, Sigma DN 19/2.8



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 6046
Country: United States

RKTodd wrote:
I keep hoping that Oly or someone will come out with a higher quality super tele. I have tried the Pana 100-300, and still own the Oly 75-300 v2. Just not quite there for me.


Used 50-200 might be an option - I'm using one now (also used it with the E5 back in "the day" with a 1.4x) and it's very good, much much better than my Pany 100-300 was at long range.



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 9277
Country: United States

RKTodd wrote:
If I ever find the right long lens (for me) to use on my EM-5 & EM-1, I will be in heaven

Great bird shots!


Ditto. This is the missing link in the m43 system. We know that Olympus is planning to release their 40-150/2.8 PRO lens sometime this year and that's great. I am pretty sure this lens will have excellent IQ, just like the 12-40 PRO lens is but it's still too short for bird photography. I wish they would accelerate their plans to release a super-telephoto zoom i.e. 150-350 or whatever, as that would rock! We know it's coming but let's hope it happens sooner rather than later.

The Canon 400/5.6L is a very good lens but it's really only good for non-moving subjects. It doesn't work for BIF. I rented a 4/3 Oly 150/2 + 1.4x TC but that is still very short and my keeper rate for BIF was extremely low like maybe less than 5% because the C-AF tracking with a 4/3 lens is not up to par. Here's a couple of my keeper shots.



RKTodd
Registered: Oct 24, 2008
Total Posts: 343
Country: United States

I've come very close to getting the Oly 50-200 + tele, but I'm just afraid it wouldn't satisfy. just as sure as I buy something Olympus will release what I need/want



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 9277
Country: United States

I had the 50-200 (non-SWD version) at my disposal but I wasn't impressed by the relatively slow AF, so I rented the 150/2 + TC instead which is better/faster but still wasn't good enough compared to the C-AF tracking of a DSLR. A native m43 lens will work, but Olympus still needs to improve on the C-AF with cross-type sensors.

RKTodd wrote:
I've come very close to getting the Oly 50-200 + tele, but I'm just afraid it wouldn't satisfy. just as sure as I buy something Olympus will release what I need/want



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9902
Country: United States

bobbytan wrote:
RKTodd wrote:
If I ever find the right long lens (for me) to use on my EM-5 & EM-1, I will be in heaven

Great bird shots!


Ditto. This is the missing link in the m43 system. We know that Olympus is planning to release their 40-150/2.8 PRO lens sometime this year and that's great. I am pretty sure this lens will have excellent IQ, just like the 12-40 PRO lens is but it's still too short for bird photography. I wish they would accelerate their plans to release a super-telephoto zoom i.e. 150-350 or whatever, as that would rock! We know it's coming but let's hope it happens sooner rather than later.


At least the super telephoto is now on the roadmap here: http://www.43rumors.com/new-olympus-lens-roadmap-2/

I am actually hoping it is a prime and not a zoom. A 250mm f/4 would be a nice balance of length, aperture, and size and would be my vote.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

Just get a Leica 180/2 and slap a 2x APO TC on it



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9902
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
Just get a Leica 180/2 and slap a 2x APO TC on it


Oh, I didn't think of the inexpensive solution That would be nice, but I am hoping for something a bit more practical and a bit smaller as well.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 9150
Country: Canada


Fort George by Mawz, on Flickr
E-M5, m.Zuiko 12-50



jojomon11
Registered: Sep 06, 2008
Total Posts: 7623
Country: United States

OMD EM1 w/macro



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 9150
Country: Canada


Hairy Bud by Mawz, on Flickr
E-M5, ZD 14-54 II



Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 2079
Country: Belgium

E-m5 + 17/1.8


O by Jochen-B, on Flickr



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 9277
Country: United States

Interesting shot. Is this in Venice? How do you like your 17/1.8 lens? I am thinking of selling my copy as I rarely use it, along withe the 25/1.4 and 45/1.8, as I need to fund the Nocticron that I had pre-ordered.

Jochenb wrote:
E-m5 + 17/1.8




Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 2079
Country: Belgium

bobbytan wrote:
Interesting shot. Is this in Venice? How do you like your 17/1.8 lens? I am thinking of selling my copy as I rarely use it, along withe the 25/1.4 and 45/1.8, as I need to fund the Nocticron that I had pre-ordered.

Jochenb wrote:
E-m5 + 17/1.8



No it's a city in the Netherlands: "'s-Hertogenbosch"
The 17/1.8 performs better than some people think. It's sharp, even wide open.
The one problem I have with it isn't really because of the lens itself. I also own an RX1 which offers about the same FOV. The look that I get from the RX1 is much more pleasing than what I get from my OM-D + 17/1.8. That's why I only use the 17/1.8 when I need the AF speed. It sure is fast (and silent)!
Great lens for things like street photography.



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