Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Other Digital Cameras Olympus Digital Cameras
Thread started 27 Jul 2017 (Thursday) 06:24
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

New to the group - OMD

 
PrinceAbubu
Senior Member
397 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Jul 27, 2017 06:24 |  #1

well no to this forum but to the Olympus group.

just picked up a newish Olympus OM-D M10 with 14-42mm kit lens.

what was lacking from my gear was a great focusing with matching fps which my sony a5000 didnt give me. I dont mind the 4/3rds as i'll be using this for mainly street photography and doing quick snaps.

my question is since im new to olympus im looking for a very small (pancake) like fixed lens that will suit this olympus. not basic but not premuim either just somewhere in between.

what are your recommendations?

hopefully some one is active in this underrated camera.


Canon 6D | 17-40 F4 L | 70-200 F2.8 L | 50 1.4 | | 430EX II Flash | Olympus OM-D E-M10 14-42mm kit lens | Sony A5000 with 16-50mm kit | Velbon Sherpa 600R | Manfrotto Monopod 790B | Naneu Pro urbangear U30 |Lowe Pro Flipside 200 | Toploader pro 75AW | wish list Fujifilm XT1 with 35mm f2 | (goneski) 1DsMk1, 450D with 18-200mm, 40mm stm

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Scottboarding
Senior Member
Scottboarding's Avatar
Joined May 2016
Jul 27, 2017 22:41 |  #2

I think the only two true pancake lenses are the Panasonic 14mm and 20mm. Both are really small. Although I've never held it in my hand, the Olympus 17mm f1.8 seems very small, but not quite pancake size. There's also the very old Olympus 17mm f2.8, but I've heard that lens is far less than great.


Olympus E-M1 - Mitakon 25mm f0.95 - Olympus 25mm f1.8 - Olympus 17mm f1.8
Nikon FM2n - Nikon Ai-s 28mm f2.8 - Nikon Ai 50mm f1.4
Ricoh GRii

LOG IN TO REPLY
By-tor
Goldmember
By-tor's Avatar
Joined Jan 2009
Emerald Isle, NC.
Jul 29, 2017 09:54 |  #3

I traded my E-M10 early last year for a Canon 5D thinking I was missing something my Olympus wasn't giving me, but I was wrong. Sold the 5D (brick) and picked up an E-M5 mkII and recently a E-P5 and couldn't be happier. As stated above the Panasonic 14mm and 20mm are small pancake lenses and I have owned both before going back to canon and as I remember they were slow focusing lenses and the 20mm would hunt on me. The Olympus E-P5, 17mm 1.8 and 45mm 1.8 is my go to kit when I leave the house and use this combo 90% of the time.

I just love the size of these Oly systems and the quality is great..

Welcome to M43


Olympus PEN-F, E-M5 mkII, E-PL5, 14-150mm, 40-150mm, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8, Panasonic 14mm 2.5 & 25mm 1.7
All the world's indeed a stage and we are merely players performers and portrayers.

LOG IN TO REPLY
PrinceAbubu
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
397 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Jul 29, 2017 20:49 |  #4

Thank you.

i really loved the retro styling (i have the black but wishied i had the two tone body) and the way all the controls are layed out and easily accessible. thats what was missing from my sony.

hopefully i get to go out soon and take plenty of photos.


Canon 6D | 17-40 F4 L | 70-200 F2.8 L | 50 1.4 | | 430EX II Flash | Olympus OM-D E-M10 14-42mm kit lens | Sony A5000 with 16-50mm kit | Velbon Sherpa 600R | Manfrotto Monopod 790B | Naneu Pro urbangear U30 |Lowe Pro Flipside 200 | Toploader pro 75AW | wish list Fujifilm XT1 with 35mm f2 | (goneski) 1DsMk1, 450D with 18-200mm, 40mm stm

LOG IN TO REPLY
By-tor
Goldmember
By-tor's Avatar
Joined Jan 2009
Emerald Isle, NC.
Jul 29, 2017 22:02 |  #5

My E-M5 mkII is all black and I to wished I would have purchased the silver version also. My E-P5 is silver and just love the styling.

Its just so sexy...


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.

Olympus PEN-F, E-M5 mkII, E-PL5, 14-150mm, 40-150mm, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8, Panasonic 14mm 2.5 & 25mm 1.7
All the world's indeed a stage and we are merely players performers and portrayers.

LOG IN TO REPLY
PrinceAbubu
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
397 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Jul 31, 2017 06:16 |  #6

Ok i'm guessing this was taken on your M5 Mk2?

By-tor wrote in post #18414384 (external link)
My E-M5 mkII is all black and I to wished I would have purchased the silver version also. My E-P5 is silver and just love the styling.

Its just so sexy...


thumbnailHosted photo: posted by By-tor in
./showthread.php?p=184​14384&i=i239598706
forum: Olympus Digital Cameras


thumbnailHosted photo: posted by By-tor in
./showthread.php?p=184​14384&i=i263608167
forum: Olympus Digital Cameras


Canon 6D | 17-40 F4 L | 70-200 F2.8 L | 50 1.4 | | 430EX II Flash | Olympus OM-D E-M10 14-42mm kit lens | Sony A5000 with 16-50mm kit | Velbon Sherpa 600R | Manfrotto Monopod 790B | Naneu Pro urbangear U30 |Lowe Pro Flipside 200 | Toploader pro 75AW | wish list Fujifilm XT1 with 35mm f2 | (goneski) 1DsMk1, 450D with 18-200mm, 40mm stm

LOG IN TO REPLY
By-tor
Goldmember
By-tor's Avatar
Joined Jan 2009
Emerald Isle, NC.
Jul 31, 2017 14:16 |  #7

Correct and 12-40mm


Olympus PEN-F, E-M5 mkII, E-PL5, 14-150mm, 40-150mm, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8, Panasonic 14mm 2.5 & 25mm 1.7
All the world's indeed a stage and we are merely players performers and portrayers.

LOG IN TO REPLY
damianmkv
Member
Joined Feb 2017
Surrey, England
Aug 01, 2017 09:30 |  #8

the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 is a great, small lens and sharp as a tack. The only issue ( for me ) is that it can hunt in low light which can be a PiTa. Some say they've experienced banding at ISO3200 but i didn't notice any


D500 / 16-80 / 35 f1.8 / E-M1 / P12-32 / RX100

LOG IN TO REPLY
PrinceAbubu
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
397 posts
Joined Sep 2009
Aug 15, 2017 08:38 |  #9

here is my new OMD


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.

Canon 6D | 17-40 F4 L | 70-200 F2.8 L | 50 1.4 | | 430EX II Flash | Olympus OM-D E-M10 14-42mm kit lens | Sony A5000 with 16-50mm kit | Velbon Sherpa 600R | Manfrotto Monopod 790B | Naneu Pro urbangear U30 |Lowe Pro Flipside 200 | Toploader pro 75AW | wish list Fujifilm XT1 with 35mm f2 | (goneski) 1DsMk1, 450D with 18-200mm, 40mm stm

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

679 views & 4 likes for this thread
New to the group - OMD
FORUMS Other Digital Cameras Olympus Digital Cameras


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00178 for 6 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is Redski
905 guests, 409 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016