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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

Since I bought the 12-100 my 12-40 and 35-100/2.8 have been gathering dust. The 12-100 is large and heavy by MFT standards but overall more versatile.
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

I'm used to the FT 12-60 with MMF-3, so the 12-100 wouldn't seem large of heavy. But can quite understand that others might find it heavy.
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

Despite Bare Stats, the 40-150 is just a superb lens for middle telephoto range, expedited by the 1,4 TC....

Not quite long enough for birding, but a dam good lens for County Shows Etc
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

It all depends I have both lenses and am in my 'mid 70's' and reaonably fit. As a UK resident I was due last February to have a holiday of a lifetime on the Australian west coast. Before this holiday I had a few days in Palma and used the 12- 100 lens. Each day I felt small pains around the shoulders which I knew were from the E-D M1 mkii/12 -100 lens.
The night before flying off to Australia I changed my mind to taking as the default lens from the 12 to 100 to the 12 to 40 lens. I also had the 8mm f1.8, 75 to 300 and a couple of primes.
Two final comments. Firstly no shoulder pain which I attribute to not only the weight but the balance of the two lenses. Secondly I analysed lens use. The 12 to 40 was used well over 90% of the time. Apart from the 8mm, the primes were never used and the 75 to 300 was invaluable for some specific wildlife days.
I came back with no regrets on lens choice and was able to bore my local railway club on Melbourne trams for a couple of hours - including video
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

All this goes to show that you need to take two bags on a trip - the back pack that holds all the lenses (within reason) and computer and a smallish day bag that takes the camera and say two lenses plus maps etc for the most likely subjects of the day. Although I have seen the need for the full range when visiting some cities
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

I'm trying to thin down my lens collection. Less is more is my new moto. I never want to be in the situation of taking more than one bag!
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

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It all depends I have both lenses and am in my 'mid 70's' and reaonably fit. As a UK resident I was due last February to have a holiday of a lifetime on the Australian west coast. Before this holiday I had a few days in Palma and used the 12- 100 lens. Each day I felt small pains around the shoulders which I knew were from the E-D M1 mkii/12 -100 lens.
The night before flying off to Australia I changed my mind to taking as the default lens from the 12 to 100 to the 12 to 40 lens. I also had the 8mm f1.8, 75 to 300 and a couple of primes.
Two final comments. Firstly no shoulder pain which I attribute to not only the weight but the balance of the two lenses. Secondly I analysed lens use. The 12 to 40 was used well over 90% of the time. Apart from the 8mm, the primes were never used and the 75 to 300 was invaluable for some specific wildlife days.
I came back with no regrets on lens choice and was able to bore my local railway club on Melbourne trams for a couple of hours - including video
Ian
Thanks Ian, that's made up my mind for me and saved lots of , I'm sticking with the 12-40.
What you say about the 75-300 is very interesting, I had one some time ago and found it to be a very competent lens, so that is a possible alternative for odd occasions.
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

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..... holiday of a lifetime on the Australian west coast ........ was able to bore my local railway club on Melbourne trams for a couple of hours
When I went Melbourne was on the East side ....

Their tram system is fantastic! Love the old trams running round the centre.

If you've not seen it already, there is a great Australian movie called Malcolm that is worth a watch
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

You can't really make a fair comparison between the 12-40 and the 12-100 because they cover different focal lengths, have different maximum apertures and are suited to different purposes.

To get the same quality (pro rather than consumer) of coverage in a two lens configuration you'd need the 12-40 at 382g and the Panasonic 35-100/2.8 at 360g making a total of 742g against the 561g of the 12-100, an increase of 181g. If you wanted to use both lenses simultaneously, photo journalism for example, you'd need another body which would be 496g for an EM5 and more for an EM1. That's 677g more than one body with the 12-100; then there's the bigger bag etc ....

There's also a cost issue. Ffordes has the 12-100 new at 799. A new 12-40 (439) and a 35-100 (439 used) totals 878. That's a 79 difference but you might also need the second body.

In the final analysis it depends on what focal lengths you commit most of your photographic sins in.
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Re: Oly 12-40 vs 12-100 size and weight.

If the 12-100 wasn't so great optically (and with the extra stabilization) it would be easy to ignore. I love it and have rarely mounted the 12-40 since I got it as the extra size and weight are easily bearable, but they are significant. If you feel you're are near the limit with the 12-40 in terms of size and weight then you will notice. It is a very good 1 lens solution if you want optical quality and extra reach. I expect you have check out the online reviews, but this one is interesting as a direct comparison. https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/mic...-100mm-f4-pro/
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