Kudos the the f/2 SHG lenses from a NatGeo video pro

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jean Dupont
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Re: Kudos the the f/2 SHG lenses from a NatGeo video pro
In reply to philosomatographer, Jan 18, 2013

philosomatographer wrote:

I wanted to share the accolades a professional filmographer for National Geographic bestowed on the Olympus f/2.0 zooms, originally posted here in the ยต43 forums:

I read the post. How do you know he is a professional filmographer for National Geographic?

"Our business has quality compliance requirements to Nat Geo and HD TV so here we forego some of the Lumix/Pana convenience to take on higher image quality of the Zuiko Digitals. And we especially love the Zuiko D35 - 100 f2 for this reason (and because it has lived up to the absolute pounding we give it)."

"in love with the dynamics, quality and brilliant low light crisp output of the Zuiko Digital F2 lenses. Our Zuiko Digitals have bounced halfway around the world, been dropped, washed, squashed and generally mistreated, but (aside of several neutral density filters) have never let us down, turning great image after great image"

I of course use it for still photos, as opposed to video, but I have to agree that the 35-100 is the most consistently spectacular lens I've personally used, and I can't wait to compliment it with the 14-35. Using this lens makes me absolutely immune against all the paranoia, rumours, and angst for some sort of E-5 replacement - this lens together with RawTherapee makes the E-5 output kick typical 20MP Nikon/Canon ass, especially at f/2.0.

Olympus should be marketing the virtues of these astounding lenses more (they really are poor at marketing, aren't they?) - these are lenses that can, and will, offer years and years of lasting value. Enjoy them!

Please.

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