The true equivalence of the OM-D+75mm vs Canon 5DIII

Started May 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: so, where's the equivalency?
In reply to Great Bustard, May 29, 2012

Great Bustard wrote:

So 50% lighter, but 50% of an original HEAVY weight. And as you mention, not much of a size reduction.

Well, the Canon 135 / 2.8 weighs 390g vs the 305g for the Olympus 75 / 1.8, so I imaging a 150 / 3.6 would weigh pretty close to the same, if not less, being 2/3 of a stop slower. But it would be larger.

Yeah, but that lens is a special application, and a soft focus lens, no AF, with full plastic construction It is also not small:

"The EF 135mm f/2.8 SF is the longest non-L tele lens so its construction quality remains quite conventional based on good quality plastics."

It is also again a film lens, and it seems digital lenses are getting bigger not smaller, particularly for what is considered high quality.


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