Oly 12-40 is too big/bulky

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Brian Wadie
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Re: Oly 12-40 is too big/bulky
In reply to daleeight, 8 months ago

daleeight wrote:

Brian Wadie wrote:

daleeight wrote:

So I have read and pondered the Oly 12-40 purchase for awhile (like a lot of people, probably). I read the "arguments" over zoom versus prime, and the size/weight/bulk stories. So I wondered if it would be too much, or too awkward.

The Oly 12-40 is apparently 1.5 times as heavy as my old Oly 12-60 big 4/3 lens, and give or take, about 3/8" bigger in diameter and 0.5" longer. I guess one could say given the lens range, the 12-60 is big, but it was 2.8 - 4.0 too. And a bigger mount. But it doesn't feel heavy and bulky on the E-3.

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Dale

12-60 weight = 575g

12-40 weight = 320g

the facts seem to suggest you may have had the figures reversed in your mind?

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Yes, my bad. I got those backwards. The 12-60 is 1.5x heavier than the 12-40.

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Dale

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