So, what is THE lens for 4/3?

Started Feb 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
GregF Senior Member • Posts: 1,912
Re: I see a 35-100 f2

Chez Wimpy wrote:

Steve Bingham wrote:

Price is reasonable at $2,500 for a 70-200 effective f2. Wow.

"Effective" 70-200 f4... not so nice considering the Canon alternative is 1/4 the price (allowing the FF camera - a used 5D - to be included).

Please be more specific, as you don't even state the conditions in which this is true. For DOF at equivalent FOV, yes. For light gathering, it is still an F/2. Meaning you can get faster shutter speeds at a lower ISO setting. Sorry, I get tired of these comparisons, especially when key information is left out.

The Canon "equivalent" also does not have IS, which you have to pay twice as much to get. So to compare systems accurately, you would use the IS version ($1K+). Of course I'm assuming people are using an Oly body with IS. The Canon lens is much smaller/lighter, that is true.

The lens you mention is a good one, but the 35-100 is better.

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