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  • #31
    Re: Oh My Dilemma

    Originally posted by StephenL View Post
    Don't forget, John, that pre-ordering does not commit you to purchase, and you WILL get your deposit back if you decide against purchase. At SRS the deposit is only 20. And this guarantees you the grip if you do proceed.
    Has there been any news on the pricing of the grip if bought separately?
    GX7, EP3, 9-18, 14-45, 45-150, 20 1.7, 25 1.4, 45 1.8, FL36 & various OM glass. flickr

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    • #32
      Re: Oh My Dilemma

      Originally posted by Ian View Post
      The only Micro Four Thirds lens that I have been unenthusiastic about from an image quality perspective is the 17mm pancake - and yet this lens has many fans.

      Lenses like the Panasonic 7-14, 25mm f/1.4, m.Zuiko 12mm f/2.0, 45mm f/1.8, 9-18mm, and others are really excellent performers. Where I think there is a gap is fast telephotos because these will always be relatively large lenses. The 75-300 is optically very good but not very bright. This is an issue for DSLRs but less so with mirror-less cameras because EVFs/screens can compensate for viewfinder darkness and contrast detect AF works better with darker lenses.

      For absolute technical perfection the top end Four Thirds Zuikos will have an edge.

      As I have said before, I think an adapter with phase detect AF will eventually be available for MFT users to use FT lenses without AF performance compromise but I have no idea if this is really true or when it would appear.

      Ian
      Thanks Ian. Definitely need to go Focus to have a good look and read reviews on m4/3.

      Hec
      I've worked hard to be this grumpy. It hasn't been easy at times but it's worth it.

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      • #33
        Re: Oh My Dilemma

        Originally posted by timg View Post
        Has there been any news on the pricing of the grip if bought separately?
        The SSP for the grip is 230, give or take a penny.

        Ron

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        • #34
          Re: Oh My Dilemma

          Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
          The SSP for the grip is 230, give or take a penny.

          Ron
          Thanks Ron, it is a fairly substantial freebie for the pre-orderers then...
          GX7, EP3, 9-18, 14-45, 45-150, 20 1.7, 25 1.4, 45 1.8, FL36 & various OM glass. flickr

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          • #35
            Re: Oh My Dilemma

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            I haven't seen one of those, but compared to the 150mm f/2 and the 14-35 f/2, the lens mount end of a 300mm f/2.8 is very slim

            Ian
            The 350mm starts growing quite quickly, that's an E-410 rear lens cap;

            It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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            • #36
              Re: Oh My Dilemma

              Originally posted by Woofmix View Post
              I echo his findings on the PL 25mm 1.4 lens, oddly enough I got the lens the same day as him!!

              Paul
              Yes, so do I. It's very rapidly become my favourite lens. I don't care about the random creaks and groans it makes to itself on an Oly body, particularly with the speed of focus and crispness of the images.
              The only thing I miss about the FT 25mm Pan-Leica is the delightfully solid 'cerl-ick' sound the diaphragm used to make. I suspect the mFT version's got a wider zone of sharpness wide open, but I haven't done anything to check scientifically.
              I can't wait to use this on an OM-D, which should match its solidity.
              Regards,
              Mark

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              Too much Oly gear.
              Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
              Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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              • #37
                Re: Oh My Dilemma

                Any insight on whether the forthcoming Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 might be weather resistant? I'm thinking that will be a much better match for my needs than the 12-50...
                Regards,
                Mark

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                http://www.microcontrast.com
                Too much Oly gear.
                Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
                Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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                • #38
                  Re: Oh My Dilemma

                  Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                  Any insight on whether the forthcoming Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 might be weather resistant? I'm thinking that will be a much better match for my needs than the 12-50...
                  Unless Panasonic are also planning a new, weather-sealed, body, then I would doubt it.
                  Stephen

                  A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                  Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

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