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Old 30th June 2010
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What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

Mine is the Zuiko 35-100 f2.0 lens. I've owned it about 6 months and it was love at first sight. It's simply an awesome lens that I can completely rely on, it's focus is always spot on, always The quality of the images is just amazing, sharp, detailed, lovely Bokeh and the contrast and resolution are superb.
It has a very distinctive whine as it focusses but that for me anyway gives it a bit of character, it's not an SWD lens but the focus is still fast and most importantly as I already mentioned reliable. Being an f2.0 lens it's very fast and it can be used wide open with no hesitation, the shots ate still sharp as ever, use with the EC20 and you get a 70-200mm f4.0 lens and still retain the image quality.

When I come back from a shoot after using it the only disappointment if any is my compositions or exposure etc, but the lens has done it's job only me to blame.
The cream on the cake is it looks good too, sure it's big, bigger than the 50-200 but not that much bigger but believe me it's not a curse if that's what required to produce a lens of that quality.
It even knocks the 14-35 and 90-250 off my top spot.

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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

My fave lens at the moment is the 40 -150 mk1 It is seldom off the camera at the moment as we capture all the events leading up to our Gala Day.

To think it lay around almost unused for such a long time until PaulS recommended it for its sharpness

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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

I've only had three 4/3 lenses to try so far, but the favourite amongst them is my Leica 14-50 2.8-3.5. Its a great lens, so sharp and fast.
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Old 30th June 2010
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

an OM 1.4 50mm on a chipped adapter

second favourate is the 14-45 (3.5-5.6), 5 years old and still in daily use
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

Mine would have to be the 70-300 Zuiko lens.
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

Oh dear. Erm...
Well the 50mm f2 is just so sharp, but to be honest I think my fave is the 11-22mm.

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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

My Favourite Olympus lens is my 90-250mm F2.8
I went through the should I shouldn't faze, but I'm so glad is did.
Yes it's heavy, but so bright and sharp. It has been used for Rallying, Rallycross, British Superbikes, sea birds at Bempton Cliffs and many a day at the local nature reserves. Normally used with a Manfrotto 681 monopod, but I have used it hand held but you arms don't halve ache after a day at a circuit.
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

My favorite is your old 50 * 200 closely followed by the Sigma 150mm Macro.
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

It used to be my 50-200mm SWD, but now the 35-100mm. Mind you apart from the 70-300mm all of the Olympus lenses that I have used are great. The 70-300 major let down is the rotating front element.

I recently let a canon user play with my 14-35 and the 35-100........he was very impressed.....still working on him getting a 4/3rd camera
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

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My fave lens at the moment is the 40 -150 mk1 It is seldom off the camera at the moment as we capture all the events leading up to our Gala Day.

To think it lay around almost unused for such a long time until PaulS recommended it for its sharpness

Us novices need leading by the nose at times
When I bought my Mk1 I was expecting budget performance at a budget price. I was astonished how good this underrated lens actually is.
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

I suppose my favourite lens is always the one I plan to buy next! Out of the ones I already have, no real favourite, they all do different jobs and all perform impeccably.

Must admit that if I won the lottery the first lens on my list would be the 14-35mm. We can all dream.
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

Got to be the Olympus 11-22, a very good lens for both landscape and church photography with a natural FOV.

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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

Such an array of opinions! Maybe we should have a voting thingy like the screen resolution.

I like all my lenses equally. However, if I had to take just one it would be the 12-60mm.

It can do wide angle (although not as wide as the 8mm), it can do macro (although not as sharp as the 50mm or Sigmas) and it has the SWD motor (although not the reach of the 50-200mm).

Unfortunately for Olympus, I am so satisfied that I can't think what I could buy to make it better. Dad lends me his 50mm and 135-400mm Sigma from time to time, and I have a teleconverter so I am happy.

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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

My favourite love/hate is the 12-60. Love 'cos of its image quality. Hate because of its bulk.

Favourite for ergonomics (and its pretty good IQ) is the 14-54, of which I'm still seeking a Mk2. (hint, hint)
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Re: What's your favourite 4/3's lens?

Like Zuiko, above, my favourite lens is probably the one I will buy next. Not sure what this will be but the 9-18 mm is possible.

On basis of most used of my current lenses the 14-54 mm MkII just wins over the 70-300 mm.

My photography has seemed to use either wide or long lenses with nothing in between. In the 'good old days' before zoom lenses were readily available I carried a 29 mm (yes Zeiss made a 29 not 28 in M42 screw) and a 200 mm plus 2X converter. I still used these regularly until about 5 years ago when I got a Konica Minolta A200 to try digital. I moved to a DSLR at the end of last year and after long research chose Olympus mainly on basis of affordable lens quality and smaller size of the E-620. I then changed my mind and bought an E-30 not an E-620 after handling each of them and have not regretted it.
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