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Showing content with the highest reputation since 26/04/12 in Lens Record Comments

  1. I finally got my 35-100 F2.0 in. Of course, it was used, off of eBay. Had KEH had one in, I might have gone that route, but they are always above $1000 USD when they have this lens in stock. The good: VERY, very well packaged! I was nervous about this, especially since the shipper used USPS GROUND.... For those who are not in the US, this is just about the absolute cheapest rate for US mail. The bad: 1. The shipper used USPS Ground. It took 18 days to get here. It went from East Coast (Florida) by rail or truck with many transfers to the
    2 points
  2. I bought this lens some time ago, WITH the 1.4x TC. I did it largely based on Dallas's recommendation as well as a few other reviews. I used it sparingly, and then purchased the Panasonic/Leica 100-400. While I have NOT done an exhaustive comparison... It must be very late for me to be making this admission, but I think this lens, with the 1.4x TC, may be as sharp as the Panasonic/Leica that. I realize the 100-400 has more reach, and I do need to do a more exhaustive comparison; but this 50-200 with the 1.4x TC is a really good lens/combination.
    2 points
  3. I love this lens. I think this lens is a NECESSARY lens for any trip from my house. I use it for landscapes, "macro" (sort of,) and everything in between. I am going to post some links to flickr images in a bit. I think this is really a remarkable lens. Or perhaps I just got a very good copy? Using the 40-150 as something of a closeup lens. These are mountain harebells, about 1.5" long, and maybe 1/2" to 3/4" opening. They have managed to grow through a "thicket" of caribou lichen These are black crowberries. They are smaller than blueberries.
    1 point
  4. I don’t know this lens, but maybe open it up a bit, Walton. Shooting at such a small aperture on MFT isn’t going to help with sharpness. I’d say you will probably do better at 5.6.
    1 point
  5. I just bought this lens (August, 2019.) I had started my MFT adventure with a Panasonic body, and had purchased a 100-300 Lumix lens that I thought was horrible. I read reviews that it was a little soft at 300mm. That was being charitable, at least with my copy of the lens. I sold it some time ago. For more than 2 years I debated buying the 75-300 Olympus version. I finally did so last week. I quickly shot short and long, near and far. I LIKE IT. Maybe my Lumix was a bad sample.... and maybe this Olympus is a particularly good copy. Whichever it might be, I am pleased with th
    1 point
  6. OK, will do. Remember, I am still mostly under two feet of snow (quite a bit less than last week.) I only shot it enough to see if it was an OK lens, since the eBay seller sort of left a few things out of his description. So far, most of my shots have been of broken down equipment filmed from my porch facing the dock that is loaded with old heavy equipment. Unfortunately, there will be NO MORE Eskimo dancing until next fall. I have to admit, I honestly do not know what my major use for this lens will be. I purchased it to see what you guys were raving about when disc
    1 point
  7. Shoot that lens at f/2.0. You will be amazed...
    1 point
  8. Aaaah ok then. I thought postage would be possible.
    1 point
  9. Dallas, I have a 46 mm Hoya UV filter. It's yours if you want it.
    1 point
  10. I'm glad you were able to get the lens sorted, Walton. It is a beast of a thing and if you can cope with the sheer size when mounted on an MFT body, you will be rewarded with some spectacular image quality. I also do not use screw in filters at all on any of my lenses, but I think i am going to have to try and find a Ø46mm one for my Sigma 60/2.8 Art. The lens cap went missing after a client shoot a couple of years ago and I cannot find a replacement in all of Africa, so that lens is basically stuck here in my office.
    1 point
  11. I got mine from BorrowLenses.com, on sale, for just $524! I think it is useful to prowl lens rental places for used gear. They rated it 3.5 out of 5, and I was a bit worried about its condition, but when I got it, I only noticed the tripod foot scuffed on the bottom and a number scratched into the hood; otherwise, it was like new. I'll certainly buy used from BorrowLenses.com again! (They still rent the 4/3rds 90-250/2.8, which means they will probably sell it someday…)
    1 point
  12. Concur. I had this lens in the past and it is staggeringly good, but for me it was just too big and heavy so I sold it. In hindsight I do regret it because I let it go for peanuts. I think that if one comes around again I will probably buy it again. Below is practically straight out of camera, handheld on an E-M1.
    1 point
  13. I recently purchased a used copy of this lens. I was not expecting it to perform like it did. It is small, light, and sharp. I am not attempting a technical evaluation, just my impressions from using for a week. I am glad I bought this one.
    1 point
  14. Get in the "pro" side with the Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 We know already all the big advantages of using a so-called "Pro" lens. Better construction, larger controls and grip, better quality glasses, constant aperture (most of the time), all weather protection, etc. But "pro" lenses are also larger, heavier and... more expensive. Usually their variable focal length latitude is narrowed compare to the "amateur" counterparts.So it can be tricky to suggest or moreover to recommend such an exclusiv
    1 point
  15. "Mine is smaller than yours!" You will rarely say this as an advantage especially from the macho male photographer point of view. But in the case of the Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO the story can be true considering the extended versatility and the reduce size of this model compare to the DSLR counterparts. Furthermore the same statement can be proclaimed for all the M4/3 format equipment. For sure there is still a strong resistance to the introduction of the M4/3 format from the so-call professional intelligentsia (?). The picture qualit
    1 point
  16. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm F2.8 Macro: Doing more than macro in M4/3 format. It may be the most curious looking lens of the entire Olympus optical line up for M4/3 format camera. Strange may be also another epitheth to describe it. Its physical aspect with its non-obvious function dials are giving to the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm F2.8 Macro lens a more confidential reputation based for a good part to its specialized first task intended i.e. macrophotography. Close focusing photography has been always of a great interest for me as for many of us. Subjects in
    1 point
  17. Here is the text in english version: The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4.0-5.6 II OIS Power is perhaps the best alter ego in telephoto mode of the trans-standard optics Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 OIS. Versatile, compact, weather-resistant, the second version of this zoom can meet the normal requirements of discriminating photography of the subject versus his environment. Despite a very modest maximum aperture its increased magnification of 8X compared to human vision may allow a shallower depth of field which isolates the main subject. Because this Panasonic 45-200m
    1 point
  18. A little soft on the long end, and low-contrast throughout. But low contrast is easily fixed in post. But if you view this as a video lens, it is very good, giving the wide zoom range needed for video, at the expense of ultimate image quality.
    1 point
  19. I debated purchasing this lens (45mm f1.8). But when I found one on sale, I bought it. I did not expect the lens to be quite as sharp as it is. I also really like this angle of view. I used it quite a bit this weekend, and am very pleased with the image quality. When you consider the sale price, it is a great lens for the price.
    1 point
  20. This is hardly a comprehensive review. However, my first impressions are really positive. I just received my copy of this lens, purchased new from Olympus for the sale price that is about what most used copies sell for. This lens gives me the same impression that I got from testing the Olympus 75mm f1.8. It is VERY SHARP!! I have done my usual job of taking all sorts of photos both indoors and out, and have enlarged the images to examine fine print (inside) and distant landscape details (outside.) I will probably use this lens more than the 75mm lens. It is a definite candidate
    1 point
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