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My first mZuiko 45mm shots

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Re: My first mZuiko 45mm shots

Nice what other m4/3 lens would you recommend?
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Nice what other m4/3 lens would you recommend?
I'm a great fan of the Panasonic 20mm. But my favourite has to be the Panasonic 7-14mm. Expensive but worth every penny.

In fact, with those 3 lenses, you can cover most things except long-range shots.
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Re: My first mZuiko 45mm shots

Nice results.

Stephen, how's the 45mm 'feel' in use?
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Re: My first mZuiko 45mm shots

Looking good Stephen, this one has to be next on my list
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Nice results.

Stephen, how's the 45mm 'feel' in use?
Well, it feels retro. Think OM. Nicely damped focussing action, quite tight to fit. Doesn't feel or look plastic at all despite it being silver and "clashing" with my G cameras. Locks on focus very well, too.
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Well, here's to Christmas!
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Re: My first mZuiko 45mm shots

Ah, looks very nice indeed - lenses like this are the reason I'd rather have an ISO range of 50-1600 instead of the lowest value of ISO200 I have at the moment....
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Ah, looks very nice indeed - lenses like this are the reason I'd rather have an ISO range of 50-1600 instead of the lowest value of ISO200 I have at the moment....
Agreed, I think it is just about time Oly upped the anti with a new sensor in their up and coming bodies.
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... despite it being silver and "clashing" with my G cameras.
Will they be bringing out a black version?

The slow f/3.5 of my standard E-PL1 14-42mm lens is the reason I invariably reach for my XZ-1 with its f/1.8 at the same 28mm EFL.

The m4/3 14-150mm lens I've been considering won't help me at all at a minimum f/4.0 but I'd rather have a zoom capability than a prime with better IQ. However the f/1.8 of the 45mm lens is attractive.

Why is it Olympus can make the excellent i-Zuiko 6-24mm (or 14-56mm in 4/3 terms) with an EFL of 28-112mm and aperture range f/1.8-2.5 in a compact camera, but not be able to do the same for a big 4/3 lens?

I'm guessing it's to do with sensor size and actual focal lengths of the m4/3 vs. XZ-1?

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Will they be bringing out a black version?
My guess is probably not, the silver still looks good on the black Pen bodies in my opinion

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The m4/3 14-150mm lens I've been considering won't help me at all at a minimum f/4.0 but I'd rather have a zoom capability than a prime with better IQ. However the f/1.8 of the 45mm lens is attractive.
I've just purchased a 14-150 and find it pretty good, certainly good enough to use as a walk around with fantastic flexibility.
From what I can see image quality is pretty similar to the kit 40-150 and perhaps not quite as good as the 14-42 MK2 at the wider end, still happy I bought it though, it will certainly replace my 40-150 in my kit bag.

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Why is it Olympus can make the excellent i-Zuiko 6-24mm (or 14-56mm in 4/3 terms) with an EFL of 28-112mm and aperture range f/1.8-2.5 in a compact camera, but not be able to do the same for a big 4/3 lens?
I'm guessing it's to do with sensor size and actual focal lengths of the m4/3 vs. XZ-1?

Yes sensor size and also distance between the sensor and the lens rear element that the optical design allows.
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