markymark101

markymark101

Lives in United States Southeast USA, United States
Joined on Apr 1, 2006

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  • I don't have the 12-35mm, but my 12-40 is sharper than my 12. Well, they are fairly close in the center, but the 12-40 is definitely sharper in the corners. For sharpness this doesn't necessarily ...
  • To jump on the bandwagon here, the 12-40, and most all m43 lenses, are best from F4 to f8.  The 12-40mm is super sharp from f2.8 to f8.  With the DOF at 12mm you probably could have shot this pic ...
  • Olympus does often have a bundle discount where if you buy a camera and 12-40mm combo, you get $200 off.   I saw this recently.   I've seen it primarily with the e-m1, but I think they recently ...
  • Replied in Atlanta
    Actually it was the Buckhead BestBuy off Sidney Marcus and Piedmont.   They must be testing certain markets that have the cash to pay for the higher end equipment.   For mirrorless, they have a ...
  • Replied in Atlanta
    I've shopped quite a bit a Showcase. I'm not real happy with their customer service though. I had a problem lens I purchased from them and the salesman accused me of dropping it. I was pretty much ...
  • Evil though they be, I can't help myself but love them all!
  • Replied in Atlanta
    One BestBuy here in Atlanta- one of their huge super stores - just opened up a full camera department - I mean really high end equipment - many camera shops would be jealous of the available ...
  • I started out with 12mm, PL 25mm and the oly 45mm. I've since purchsed the 17mm and the 75mm. If limited to just 3 primes, I suppose it would be the 12, PL 25 and the 75. I'm carrying the 12-40 and ...
  • Here's an interesting read from Gary Friedman from a few years back: http://friedmanarchives.blogspot.com/2012/08/where-anti-jpg-bias-came-from-part-2.html A quote from that article: RAW has ...
  • In good light, for sharpness my 9-18 is virtually on par with the 12mm prime in the center and actually better in the corners.   It's really surprising how good the 9-18mm is. The 12mm gives you ...
  • Replied in Focus Clutch
    Did you check to make sure you hadn't bumped the manual focus clutch on the lens? I never use the stupid thing, but it's easily bumped into manual focus mode.   I find it more of a hinderance.   ...
  • I haven't had much luck with my decentered 12mm prime.   When still under warranty, the camera shop I purchased it from sent it back to Olympus for repair.   Olympus sent it back with a note, ...
  • I'm pretty happy with mine, but it doesn't get a lot of use unless I know I'll be out with wild animals. I just need better technique hand holding at 300mm.  This is the first lens I've had that ...
  • I bought mine used off of Ebay; no problems or issues.  Rock solid, great IQ.  Used it on a whale watching trip in a small zodiac in high seas - everything soaked, e-m5, 12-40, and me.  If I had ...
  • And I don't know why I'm making it so hard on myself.... I have the 12-40, and it's as good, or better most primes. The 12-40mm is just so good and convenient I'm not using the other lenses I once ...
  • LOL, I would have been 100 yards away in the safety of a Land Rover with a telephoto hanging out window.   Good thing there wasn't hippos or crocs in that pool of water!
  • Of topic, but in my Sony DSLR days there was a guy there who took the most amazing BIF pics; simply stunning.   His method had nothing to do with luck.  He would search out a place where he knew ...
  • Replied in Rent
    Rent FF gear and see if it does it for you.
  • Wow, there's a bunch of threads already on this subject, and if you'll look at lenstip, photzone, slrgear, etc, they will give you a pretty good idea. But... I own the 12-40, 12mm, PL 25mm, Oly ...
  • My 12-40mm is sharper than my 12mm, roughly equal to my PL 25, and perhaps a bit behind my oly 45mm wide open but catches up stopped down a bit.   It's the best zoom I've owned.   Add up all the ...
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