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01-16-2017, 10:38 AM - 1 Like   #1666
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Thanks. Another image from the Pany 45-175:



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Would pictures from a LX100 count in this thread? It does have a m4/3 sensor, even though it doesn't utilize all of it lol. Its my new favorite camera right now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GateCityRadio Quote
Would pictures from a LX100 count in this thread? It does have a m4/3 sensor, even though it doesn't utilize all of it lol. Its my new favorite camera right now.
Welcome. Much looking forward to seeing your images on this thread. Put them up, I say! One of the good things about M43 is that it is a broad church.
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Close-up using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Oly 60mm macro lens. I'll admit, using the evf for macros is a bit more challenging, but I'm getting pretty good results. The final images always look better than they do through the viewfinder.

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QuoteOriginally posted by larryinlc Quote
Close-up using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Oly 60mm macro lens. I'll admit, using the evf for macros is a bit more challenging, but I'm getting pretty good results. The final images always look better than they do through the viewfinder.

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Fantastic lighting. What is your experience using the LCD for macro. I find even on my Pentax I often want to switch to LiveView for ease of composition and critical focus with my macros.

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Are there any opinions here about the longer lenses for m43? I use a Panasonic GX-1 so I really strongly prefer an OIS Panasonic lens. I'm also not interested in pro lenses for this camera - my current lens telephoto is the 35-100 f/4-5.6. I want to know which lens, the 45-150, 45-175, or 45-200 Panasonic seems the best? I am also interested in how much better the 100-300 Panny or 100-400 PanLeica are over these.
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I've not really used the lcd for macros. Habit makes me look though the viewfinder. Lens..I don't have any you've listed, but I do have a Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN, Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8, the 12-40 f2.8 pro lens that came with the camera as well as the above macro. They're all great lenses and the Sigma is a bargain.

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QuoteOriginally posted by larryinlc Quote
I've not really used the lcd for macros. Habit makes me look though the viewfinder. Lens..I don't have any you've listed, but I do have a Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN, Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/2.8, the 12-40 f2.8 pro lens that came with the camera as well as the above macro. They're all great lenses and the Sigma is a bargain.

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Irony. I own the Sigma (art version) and the slow 35-100 and my dad owns the 12-35 and 35-100 f/2.8 panny versions. I sold the Sigma but it came back due to a minor misunderstanding on the buyers part and I am trying to determine if I will resell or just keep it. I also have the 20mm f/1.7 and the kit 14-42 PZ and the Body Cap Fisheye.
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Thanks. Another image from the Pany 45-175:



That surfer looks a bit GOOFY!







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A couple pictures from my LX100, mostly use it as a snapshot camera and edit the JPEGs on the phone. Still using the Pentax gear for more serious pictures. Might move from pentax to M4/3 or Fuji though to get the size down a bit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Are there any opinions here about the longer lenses for m43? I use a Panasonic GX-1 so I really strongly prefer an OIS Panasonic lens. I'm also not interested in pro lenses for this camera - my current lens telephoto is the 35-100 f/4-5.6. I want to know which lens, the 45-150, 45-175, or 45-200 Panasonic seems the best?
Of these lenses, the 45-175 would seem to be the best. It's features Panasonic's high end nano surface coating for contrastier images, it's sharper at the long end than any other m43 consumer grade telephoto zoom, it's an internal focusing and internal zooming lens, it sports the (allegedly) superior "power" OIS (compared to the "mega" OIS of the other two 45-xxx zooms), and it's compact and lightweight, coming in at 210 grams (the 45-150 weighs 200 grams while the 45-200 weighs 380 grams). The 45-175 is also the most expensive of these lenses --- but then you pay extra for what it brings to the taBLE. It's, to be sure, not as sharp as my Tammy 70-200, but it's much smaller and very much lighter in weight. Panasonic markets the 45-175 as a premium lens, and to my mind, it's exactly what an m43 lens should aspire to be: compact, lightweight, but with very good performance nonetheless, especially in terms of contrast and consistency of sharpness throughout its entire range.

An image from the Pany 45-175 @ 175mm:



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I am also interested in how much better the 100-300 Panny or 100-400 PanLeica are over these.
I wouldn't expect there to be much difference in sharpness between the Pany 100-300 and the other 45-xxx Pany zooms, although you'll get contrastier images with the 45-175 because of the nano coating. The PanLeica 100-400 is in another class altogether, especially in the 100-300 range, where it's supposed to be absolutely stellar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Of these lenses, the 45-175 would seem to be the best. It's features Panasonic's high end nano surface coating for contrastier images, it's sharper at the long end than any other m43 consumer grade telephoto zoom, it's an internal focusing and internal zooming lens, it sports the (allegedly) superior "power" OIS (compared to the "mega" OIS of the other two 45-xxx zooms), and it's compact and lightweight, coming in at 210 grams (the 45-150 weighs 200 grams while the 45-200 weighs 380 grams). The 45-175 is also the most expensive of these lenses --- but then you pay extra for what it brings to the taBLE. It's, to be sure, not as sharp as my Tammy 70-200, but it's much smaller and very much lighter in weight. Panasonic markets the 45-175 as a premium lens, and to my mind, it's exactly what an m43 lens should aspire to be: compact, lightweight, but with very good performance nonetheless, especially in terms of contrast and consistency of sharpness throughout its entire range.

An image from the Pany 45-175 @ 175mm:





I wouldn't expect there to be much difference in sharpness between the Pany 100-300 and the other 45-xxx Pany zooms, although you'll get contrastier images with the 45-175 because of the nano coating. The PanLeica 100-400 is in another class altogether, especially in the 100-300 range, where it's supposed to be absolutely stellar.
Thank you. Great response and fantastic shot.
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That surfer looks a bit GOOFY!
Is he goofy, or merely paranoid? Keep in mind, great white sharks populate those waters, and they sometimes go after the surfers!
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That surfer looks a bit GOOFY!





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Is he goofy, or merely paranoid? Keep in mind, great white sharks populate those waters, and they sometimes go after the surfers!
In snowboarding, goofy refers to boarders that lead with their right foot, typically lefties.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
In snowboarding, goofy refers to boarders that lead with their right foot,




QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Is he goofy



(pun intended)...ha ha


Yes, a goofy foot is a term used to describe a surfer riding right foot forward....and seeing surfers invented snowboards(mike doyle,Winterstix early 70s) the terminology carries over.


Natural Foot is left foot forward,then ampidextrous footed guys are Switch footers(extremely rare)





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great white sharks populate those waters
At a full grown size those things are the most awesome beast on the planet(that ive seen)...probably enough to scare me into turning Goofy!...ha ha.
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