Latest with the E-M1 Mark II and 12-100mm f4 M. Zuiko

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Greg M, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Nice combination to carry on a morning hike. Also had the 7-14mm f2.8 and 25mm f1.2 in the bag. Never reached for either one.






  2. Glad to see how well the 12-100mm can do.

    I am streamlining my Olympus kit for travelling abroad. Will be leaving the 12-40 and 40-150 at home. The kit range will be:

    fisheye, 7-14mm, 12-100mm, 100-400mm, 300mm with 1.4. Main camera EM1 II, backup using EM1 fitted with 12-42mm pancake lens. Accessories: Naturescapes Skimmer II, traveller tripod and ballbead, Singhray ND variable pack, Singhray grad ND set.

    Oh, also FL900 flash + Magpod MagBeam and MagBounce.

    Anything missing? Anything I don't need?
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  3. That’s a pretty massive streamlined system, LOL.

    My “smaller” system is the E-M1 Mark II, 7-14, 12-100 and 25/1.2. I couldn’t imagine totting both the 300mm f4 and 100-400 together in one bag. The 7-14, 12-100 and 100-400 seems ideal without the 300. I was looking to buy one or the other, opting in the end for the 300. The bag I have today has the 7-14, 12-40, 40-150 f2.8’s and 300mm f4.

    The 12-40mm f2.8 seems downright tiny after using the 12-100 for a while.
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  4. Thanks for the feedback Greg. Your thought makes sense. Adding the 300+1.4 would only add a marginal focal length over the 100-400 lens. My reasoning was, psychologically - I am thinking perhaps the 300mm is a smidgen sharper - though I have not yet seen any evidence of it based on my own rather-limited experiences with these two lenses at this time - and all hand-held. Actually the 100-400 seems extremely sharp. The thing to do now would be to put both on a tripod to compare apple to apple before making the decision to take both or just one. Thanks.

    Actually I like the 12-40 and 40-150 a lot. Just seem like a lot of lenses to change especially when more shots are at the 12-100 distance.
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