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35-100mm f2

I have been giving very serious thought to the above lens, and wondered if anyone had any views to share.
The lens is to cover Dog and Horse shows, very often in inclement light and quick moving targets. I would use it on my E3.
I would hire one, but it is not on Ian's list
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Re: 35-100mm f2

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I have been giving very serious thought to the above lens, and wondered if anyone had any views to share.
The lens is to cover Dog and Horse shows, very often in inclement light and quick moving targets. I would use it on my E3.
I would hire one, but it is not on Ian's list
It is on Ian's list, David, I've just checked. 3 day hire 49.95.
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Re: 35-100mm f2

One of the very best lenses I have used. Never owned one, but have borrowed one from a good friend on here several times.

Simply.... brilliant.
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Used one several times and always produced excellent images.

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Re: 35-100mm f2

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It is on Ian's list, David, I've just checked. 3 day hire 49.95.
Must be my old eyes, John, I couldn't see it on there
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One of the very best lenses I have used. Never owned one, but have borrowed one from a good friend on here several times.

Simply.... brilliant.
What camera did you use it on, John?
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Used one several times and always produced excellent images.

Good to here that, everyone seems very impressed.
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Re: 35-100mm f2

It's a wonderful lens, I don't own one but have used one several times.
The only thing is it's very heavy so worth hiring first to see how you get on with it.
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Re: 35-100mm f2

OK, IMO this is one of the finest lenses made by any manufacturer and is THE one lens that I really regretted selling when I sold my E5 to switch to the EM-5.
In fact I missed it so much that now I have the EM-1 ( on which the AF of 4/3 lenses is very good ) I have just within the last week bought another one

It is difficult to express in words just how good this lens is, you really need to see example images from it to fully appreciate it qualities. The only other lens that I own that has more "pop & 3D look" is the Leica M 50mm F1.4 Asph.

As already said it is however a large lens and weighs 1.8 Kg. The AF is not the quickest, it's normally "OK" but don't expect the super quick performance of the SWD or M4/3 optics, I'm happy enough though and the AF accuracy is very good.

I know you will be using it on the E3 but for the record and possibly the benefit of others it handles well on the EM-1 with its grip attached, however due to the weight of the lens it is sensible to hold the combo by the "lens" and not the "body" as I'm not sure the lens mount fixings could take the strain.

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Re: 35-100mm f2

Here are a couple of sample images, taken during a holiday to Scotland in 2012. The first was at the Drumnadrochit Highland Games, the second is of my son on the beach at Shandwick, both taken on the E5 and handheld, I just love this lens

Take a look at Flickr too for there are many images taken with this lens on that site.

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Re: 35-100mm f2

I have one, it's a great lens and paired with an E-3/5 with grip, seems to be very well balanced. I don't find it that heavy, but then I'm a drummer.....

Focus response is very fast, and the ability to limit focus range (inf. to 3m, Inf. to 1.4m, 3m to 1.4m) and the focus lock buttons on the end of barrel are also very useful. Picture quality seems excellent, I haven't really had the chance to try it out in anger yet. Depth of field at f2.0 is very narrow.
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Re: 35-100mm f2

This lens now available on amazon uk for 1,200.

Yes 1,200.
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Re: 35-100mm f2

Amazon UK could be clearing out their SHG (and HG) glass. 6 months or so ago Amazon Canada had 50% off all the SHG and some HG glass. As far as I know they never re stocked.
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