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The µ43 thread - welcome to the really dark side

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by King4aDay, May 12, 2014.

  1. Minusorange

    Soldato

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    If anybody is after some Oly Pro Primes the 17mm F1.2, 25mm F1.2 and 45mm F1.2 are all £699 at the moment with code "OLY-400" at Wex (basically £400 off)
     
  2. Minstadave

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    Thats very cheap for that glass.
     
  3. Kamakazie!

    Wise Guy

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    Any chance of a similarly good sale on the zooms?
     
  4. Minstadave

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    Which one are you after? The 12-40 and 40-150 f2.8 can be had relatively cheaply as a grey imports.
     
  5. Kamakazie!

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    12-40. Was eyeing up a grey import and then it vanished from the site so assumed stock was low.
    Not much point me getting it at the moment though as it'll mainly be as a walk-around for day trips / holidays.
     
  6. Minstadave

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    I usually buy from E-Infin but theyre out of stock currently, be worth keeping an eye out.

    Ebay is good if there's a discount code on. I got my 40-150 F2.8 really cheap that way.
     
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  7. Kamakazie!

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    Thanks, will do.
     
  8. Minusorange

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  9. EGuitarStar

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    I take it you are looking at a single lens that can cover wide to telephoto and the convenience of it?

    Not used it myself as I have other lenses which cover the range but am sure you'll find loads of reviews online.

    I like the lens given it starts at 12mm (24ff) but I wouldn't expect it to be sharp throughout its range.
     
  10. Minusorange

    Soldato

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    No I don't need it myself as I'm covered (or will be when I decide to buy either the 100-300 or 75-300) just posting it in case others might interested
     
  11. Kamakazie!

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    Looks like Olympus have confirmed they are exiting the camera market (selling up to JIP).
    They are bound to restructure but generally doesn't bode well for m4/3 with Panasonic now in the full frame game.

    I thought the compact nature would be a real seller but it hasn't taken off as I thought it would many years ago.
    Now the question is, do I get a pro lens whilst readily available, or make do and switch if m4/3 as a format ends up dead?!
     
  12. EGuitarStar

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    Panasonic are still in the M4/3 market and have released a new camera today, all be it a crappy one. I believe Olympus do also have some lenses to release which they probably will. Whether JIP continue the brand is to be seen.
     
  13. Minusorange

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    Only downside to Olympus giving up is the question of repairs & service, especially important for those £1k+ pro lenses, would certainly make me question investing so much cash now into one of those lenses, you should still be fine in warranty but if your lens decides to go funny out of warranty it could become an expensive paperweight
     
  14. Minstadave

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    Vegging camera with a heavy 4k crop. Not sure they thought that through.
     
  15. Terminal_Boy

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    Dedicated Vlogging camera. Lightweight and considerably cheaper than a GH4/5. Might sell a bunch of them to YouTubers etc.

    Expericed Vloggers not so much due to the compromises such as no IBIS.
     
  16. Minusorange

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    Any recs for a filter to go on my 75-300mm to protect the lens, was looking at getting a nano coated one from B&W as they are supposedly good for keeping water off when it's raining but wonder if I should get a cheaper Hoya ?
     
  17. Terminal_Boy

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    I use the Hoya protector filters on all my lenses and they do exactly what it says on the tin. No idea on rain performance though.
     
  18. SonicSW20

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    Just ordered a Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 II for my G9 :)
     
  19. Minstadave

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    Nice lens, enjoy :)

    I think I'd have preferred the 35-100 over the Oly 40-150 in retrospect.
     
  20. Terminal_Boy

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    One day, I’ll get one of those to pair with my 12-35mm F2.8 II.