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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

My standard E-M1ii kit is now just four lenses:

- 12-100. Covers most bases in good light.

- Panasonic 7-14. For wider use. I've had my flare issues with this lens, but I've now found polyester gel UV filters for the rear holder that are available and robust. It fixes the purple blob flare problem pretty comprehensively. However, I still crave an UWA with close to zero flare and ideally some nice star burst effects shooting into the sun.

- 17mm f1.8. My preferred focal length and the little 17 is good enough in IQ and suits happily on the camera for lots of uses.

- 30mm f1.4. This is a superb and often ignored lens. The OOF blur is actually better than the 25/1.2 and I sort of like the longer focal length. It makes a great short portrait lens and it's a fantastic lens in low light.

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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

I do have both. The 12-40 came with the Mk2 when I got it. Love it and in particular the 2.8 speed end.Did some organised night shoots with it and was very happy.

The 12-100 is a gem too. Heavier of course but a great lens covering most of the range I normally use in daylight. Attached is a bog standard shot taken today at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, just outside Coleford in Gloucestershire.
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

Not long bought the 12-40mm pro.

I use it wide open quite a lot and find the f2.8 very useful.

Only downside is the weight...Along with other pro lens's they are heavy.

So not looking at the 12-100mm (yet) but .....................

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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

Just out of curiosity but has anyone paired the 12-100 with an EM5 II?
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

I love my 12-40 and have not considered changing, as it compliments my 40-150 perfectly, also fits into a small holster. Appreciate the additional stabilisation on the 12-100 though.
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

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I wish I could answer, 'cause I'm still using the 12-60 SWD lens instead.
I love my 12-60 SWD and - as I'm not doing much action shots, and am just an enthisiastic hobbyist - am closing my eyes to expensive new Pro lenses, however wonderful.
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

I ended up keeping my 12-40 even though I purchased the 12-100.
I find that great that the 12-100 is there are times when the more compact 12-40 makes more sense particularly on a Pen-F (or an E-M5 MkII).
Also a sharp corner to corner f/2.8 is nice on occasions too. Having said that I can understand why others might have a different view.
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

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I ended up keeping my 12-40 even though I purchased the 12-100.
I find that great that the 12-100 is there are times when the more compact 12-40 makes more sense particularly on a Pen-F (or an E-M5 MkII).
Also a sharp corner to corner f/2.8 is nice on occasions too. Having said that I can understand why others might have a different view.
Those are precisely the reasons I have held on to my 12-40 after getting the 12-100, even though the 12-100 is being used almost exclusively.

The 12-40 is still a beautiful, compact and sharp lens, but it could do with just a little more reach. I still find myself using it for indoor events.
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

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The 12-40 is still a beautiful, compact and sharp lens, but it could do with just a little more reach. I still find myself using it for indoor events.
Exactly what I have found. Particularly with indoor events where you just don't have time to swap primes. I still use the 12-40 as a walk about with my E-M1 MkII but not as often as I used to.
Still no denying the 12-100 is a great optic, so flexible. Great that we have the choice
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

Strictly my own opinion.

I do not like that 12-100. I got it at the spur of the moment and have regretted it since. It's not good as the 40-150

Olympus E-M1MarkII,12-100mm F4.0@100,ƒ/11.0,1/125s, ISO250


and even that 14-150mk2 is a tat better

Olympus E-M1MarkII,14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II@150, ƒ/9.0,1/125s, ISO 250

The 40-150 fair the best here

Olympus E-M1MarkII,40-150mm F2.8@150, ƒ/5.0, 1/160s, ISO 200
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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

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Strictly my own opinion.

I do not like that 12-100. I got it at the spur of the moment and have regretted it since. It's not good as the 40-150

and even that 14-150mk2 is a tat better

The 40-150 fair the best here
What do you find lacking about the 12-100? It's very difficult to form an opinion from images resized for the web

I had the 14-150 Mk1 (now sold a while back) and I'm a pretty sure it wouldn't be a match for my copy of the 12-100.
I also have the 40-150 f/2.8 and I would say my 12-100 is in a similar class. Again just my opinion.

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Re: Has the 12-100 replaced your 12-40 / 12-35?

The f4 is not really an advantage in low lights. The weight is another. I had it for a holiday trip and I do not really find it comfortable to carry on a long time. That inclusion of in lens IS and the on/off switch is another pain in the ass. I found out that I cannot switch off from the SCP as with other lenses (panny 42.5). And when it's OFF, I cannot enable the in body IS from the SCP either. So it's sort of a pain that I have to remember that the IS switch is on the Lens.
IQ, if sufficient Light, even that 14-150mk2 is on par. insufficient light, that 40-150 gives f2.8. So where does that put it?
It's a good travel lens if you don't already have that 14-150, panny 14-160.
If you have already got that 12-40/2.8, not really a must have.

Low light & backlight indoor shot,

Olympus E-M1MarkII,12-100mm @ 54mm, /4.0, 1/100s, ISO 800


Olympus E-M1MarkII, 12-100mm, /18.0, 1/15s, ISO 64 (how did it go below ISO200 )
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