So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit

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the bluesman
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So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
Sep 3, 2012

Well I just thought this would make an interesting thread, what's In your micro four thirds kit???

As far as micro four thirds go I have a 12-50mm and a 45fmm1.8 and a adaptor so I can use my 4/3rds lenses that I have like the 14-54mm mk1, 9-18 mm, 50 mmf2, 50-200 mm, 70-300 mm and the FL 50R, but these larger lenses don't count

Have you built up a nice kit and are you happy with it,

Are you waiting for them to bring out a lens that you might need to ad to your kit

I think this system is here to stay and I want to get my kit right the 1st time, this time.

Juxa
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

E-M5
12-50mm
14mm
45mm
40-150mm

4/3 lenses
8mm fisheye
70-300mm
14-54 mk I

With 7-14, PL 25mm and 75 1.8 I would be very happy with my kit

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illy
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

GF1, 14mm/2.5, 45mm/1.8 a spare battery and a linear polariser
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

OMD and G1 plus the following lenses:

7-14mm
12-35mm
14-42X
40-150mm
100-300mm
25mm f1.4
45mm F1.8

I'll probably pick up the 35-100mm when it comes out and has been tested, I expect it to be as good as the 12-35mm, which is plenty good enough for me.
I carry it all easily and comfortably in a smallish shoulder bag.
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the bluesman
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to papillon_65, Sep 3, 2012

You guys have the beginning of what should be some nice kits, seems like we are starting over again even though we can use our old lenses,

I really hope this system stays around and improves, more importantly the lenses we buy will fit any new developments in this system

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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
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forgot the EVF too
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to papillon_65, Sep 3, 2012

papillon_65 wrote:

OMD and G1 plus the following lenses:

7-14mm
12-35mm
14-42X
40-150mm
100-300mm
25mm f1.4
45mm F1.8

I'll probably pick up the 35-100mm when it comes out and has been tested, I expect it to be as good as the 12-35mm, which is plenty good enough for me.
I carry it all easily and comfortably in a smallish shoulder bag.
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i hope you don't take that all out at the same time
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to illy, Sep 3, 2012

12mm f2
25mm f1.4
45mm f1.8
40-150 f4-5.6

e-M5/grip
FL-600
FL-300

need a second body

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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

I'm just a beginner - only got an M43 a couple of weeks ago.

Olympus OMD EM-5
12-50mm f/3.5-6.3
45mm f/1.8

Next purchase on the list is the very economical Panny 14mm f/2.5

All of my accessories (except the Crumpler bag) were originally bought for service with my D7000, but they work well enough with my EM-5:
Hoya 55mm circular polariser
52-55mm step down ring
Pocket tripod
Cokin Graduated NDs 1,2 and 3 stop
Cokin Solid NDs 1 and 2 stop.
55m Cokin Adaptor
Nikon SB900 - used in SU4 slave mode.
Manfrotto MKC3-H01 Tripod

Carried in Crumpler Medium Pleasure Dome (most of the time) or Lowe Passport Sling (when I take the SB900 and/or the Manfrotto tripod and/or the NDs)

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mapgraphs
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Its still evolving
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

Its a two lens kit but still evolving

E-PL1, E-PM1 (just added)

Lumix DMW-MA1 (4/3 to m4/3)

Tamron 28 f2.5 (adaptall-2, 4/3 mount) or SMC 28 f3.5 (the focus rack on the Tamron is very short but the SMC has a wonderful warm cast)

Tamron 70-210 (adaptall-2) – this is the newer plastic version. Very light and very sharp and contrasty and/or a Meyer Optik 180 f5.5 (V). The Meyer is very light. Basically picked up the E-PM1 for the Meyer.

I’ve added an Industar 26m f2.8 (m39) to try out and am very impressed with the sharpness when stopped down. The E-PM1 came with the kit 14-42 IIR and I haven’t really tried it but it is small enough to keep in the bag.

I figure one more m4/3 body and I'm up to my 4/3 kit - in weight

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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

the bluesman wrote:

Have you built up a nice kit and are you happy with it

Yes:
E-M5
12mm f/2
20mm f/1.7
45mm f/1.8

If switching lenses is not appropriate, I take the 12-50mm instead.

All the other stuff (OM & 4/3 lenses, adapters, Metz flash) stays at home.

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Bigbob Irwin
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to joergzielosko, Sep 3, 2012

E-M5+supplied flash
12-50
9-18
75-300

light craft fader ND cokin graduate

all in a small shoulder bag

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Still evolving...
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

But so far:

EM-5
Grip
A few batteries
12-35 2.8
45 1.8
100-300
2 x 600 speed lights
12-50 kit lens

Various filters (ND's, GND's, polarizer,etc.)
Manfroto legs and a Markins head

I'll pick up either the 75 1.8 or the 35-100 once I play with the kit more (and they are available)

My street bag is a TT retro5 and my big bag is a TT UD50

Love the size/weight and more importantly, love the image quality.

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James Pilcher
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I love µ/43 !
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

I have:

  • E-PL3 body

  • VF-2 viewfinder (held on securely by a green rubber band!)

  • Lumix 8mm f/3.5 fisheye

  • Zuiko 12mm f/2

  • PanaLeica 25mm f/1.4 Summilux

  • Zuiko 45mm f/1.8

  • Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7

  • Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IIR kit lens (awful)

  • Gizto G1158 carbon fiber tripod

  • RRS BH30 ball head

I seriously want:

  • Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 (possibly at the expense of the Zuiko 12mm)

  • Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 (possibly at the expense of the Zuiko 75-300mm)

  • Zuiko 75mm f/1.8

  • Olympus OMD body (E-M5 or the rumored higher-spec model)

  • Panasonic LX7 with EVF

I would ask the gods on Mount Olympus for:

  • Zuiko 12-60 mm f/2.8-4 µ4/3 version

  • Zuiko 150mm f/2 µ4/3 version

  • Olympus OMD or EPL body that uses standard 4/3 lenses with PDAF

I don't have a flash, but that does not bother me much with an E-PL3.

Jim Pilcher
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Re: Still evolving...
In reply to String, Sep 3, 2012

Current kit:

E-M5
9-18mm
14-42mm R
40-150mm R
20mm
45mm
MCON- P01 macro lens converter
Benro CF monopod and ball head (B-0)
TT5 bag.

I would like to add the 75-300mm but can't justify the price with my usage.

Dave

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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

Have
G1
G2
14-45mm
45-200mm
100-300mm
Vivitar 500mm T-mount
2x converter for T-mount
cheapy flash and remote and few filters
monopod cheap tripod

want
GH2 or now GH3
Kenko 400mm
Tonkia 300mm

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Narcosynthesis
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Re: Still evolving...
In reply to ldrider, Sep 3, 2012

Current:
Panasonic GF2
14mm f2.5
14-42mm

This all packs into a wee lowepro case alongside spare batteries/memory and a tiny tabletop tripod - perfect the way I use it as a portable equivalent to my SLR (so I don't really feel the need to build up my lens selection to make a full system - my SLR already has that). The kit zoom I only picked up for going on holiday as I wanted some form of zoom for a bit of versatility, the rest of the time I am almost exclusively using the 14mm

I wouldn't mind upgrading the GF2 to a GX1, and getting hold of the 20mm f1.7, 14-42X and perhaps the Samyang fisheye, but none of these are essentials at the moment.
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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

Kit 1: G1, 14-45, 45-200, 20, 45/1.8, 9-18, Metz 36AF4
Kit 2: GF2, 14-42

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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

Panasonic GX1
Panasonic G5
Olympus
M.Zuiko 9-18mm
M.Zuiko 40-150
45mm 1.8
75mm 1.8
Panasonic
14mm 2.5
20mm 1.7
25mm 1.4
Think Tank Retrospective 5
Dan
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I've moved on in full to Micro Four Thirds and I am loving the changes. Life is good!

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Re: So what's in your micro 4/3ds kit
In reply to the bluesman, Sep 3, 2012

12, 14, 20, 25, 45, 100-300.

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