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Favorite M4/3 lens?

 
seattlebruin
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Dec 02, 2014 11:44 |  #1

I just picked up a Sigma 60 f/2.8 A and absolutely love it. Pretty amazed how sharp it is on the E-PM2, especially for the size

What have you all been using as a favorite?


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griffljg
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Dec 02, 2014 14:17 |  #2

I have only one M4/3 lens: Olympus M.Zuiko DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO. All the other lenses that I use on my E-M1 are 4/3 lenses using an MMF-3 adaptor. Seriously, though, I am constantly blown away by this lens's quality, versatility and sharpness.


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Dec 02, 2014 14:42 as a reply to griffljg's post |  #3

My Fav as well. Fantastic lens. Blows me away just how good it is. I have a M Zuiko 40-150 2.8 PRO on order with the 1.4x TC. I'm praying for similar performance.


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Dec 02, 2014 15:04 |  #4

My favorite was always the Panny 20mm. Even though it's dreadfully slow, I love the FL and image quality. Cheap too, only about $210 on the used market.

The Pana Leica 25mm is faster and probably just as good or a little beter IQ wise, but the size and FL of the 20 always won me over.




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Dec 02, 2014 18:34 |  #5

For me: PanLeica 25mm, Panny 14mm, Olympus 45mm, and Olympus 12mm.


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Dec 04, 2014 10:11 |  #6

Oly 75mm f/1.8 for me. Loved the 45 until the 75 arrived, its close to on par with my Canon 135.


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Dec 04, 2014 15:10 |  #7

75mm was my favorite while I had it. Voigtlander 25mm 0.95 too.


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Dec 05, 2014 10:32 |  #8

I have two:

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Both great on the E-M1! I use them mostly for birds. Naturally only MF and wide open.

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dtufino
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Dec 05, 2014 18:10 |  #9

Panasonic Noctilux 42.5 f/1.2 & Oly 75mm

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stink ­ tooth
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Dec 12, 2014 19:04 |  #10

I love my 75, though I dont use it as much as I should. I really want to try out that 42mm Pan sometime and the new 25mm oly.....




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Dec 28, 2014 11:49 |  #11

I got an E-M5 as my travel camera a few months ago... Only bought two lenses so far, the Oly 12-40mm 2.8 and 75mm 1.8. Absolutely love them both. I'd call it a tie so far, as the 12-40 is very useful, but the 75mm is a beast of a lens despite the sometimes awkward mid-tele length.

Really curious about the upcoming Oly 300mm 4.0... And the Panasonic 42.5mm 1.2 as well, although I like my Canon 85mm 1.8 enough that duplicating that FoV isn't a priority right now.


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Dec 31, 2014 14:40 as a reply to ThatFireGuy's post |  #12

Olympus 17mm f/1.8


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Dec 31, 2014 15:24 |  #13

My favorite on my EM1 is the Canon EF 85mm F1.8 with a metabones speed booster. It yields a manually focused (easy with peaking enabled) F1.2 aperture with beautiful results.

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Jan 10, 2015 19:01 |  #14

Since I only have one lens, my favorite by default is the Olympus M.Zuiko DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO :-)




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rxjohn
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Jan 12, 2015 20:27 |  #15

Pany 12-35mm 2.8 and 35-100mm 2.8.

Sorry...2 fav lenses.




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