New 150mm lens and thoughts.....

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chez Wimpy
Chez Wimpy Veteran Member • Posts: 8,856
Re: New 150mm lens and thoughts.....

Sandeep Singh Brar wrote:

A 150mm f2.8 is pretty boring. Now if it was a 150mm f2 or f1.8 then you could justify its size and price of $1,000+. I'll stick with my speedy and spectacular Canon FD 135mm f2 for now.

Total agreement.  The 135L is great on FF and crop, and a stop faster.  IS would be nice, but the focal length is already pushing it for indoors portrait use (and the 150/2.8OIS will be even longer).  To accept this Panasonic offering as a "300/2.8" is to be in denial... Panasonic will defer to an apples-to-oranges comparison in hopes that 4-figure pricing goes down easier.  That said I have found (limited) use for my slowish 300/4 in landscape/sports, and even dropping it to the equivalent f5.6 would not be a deal breaker for these purposes - so long as the wide open IQ is there.  Of course I only paid $500 for my 300/4L used, and can't imagine shooting sports on my m43 cameras, meaning I am probably not Panasonic's target customer

-- hide signature --


 Chez Wimpy's gear list:Chez Wimpy's gear list
Sigma DP1 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 20D Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Canon EOS 550D +23 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow