Comparing Olympus 4/3lenses to FX "Full Frame" offerings

Started Jan 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
dave gaines
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Learned a lesson from Olympus about lenses

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the reply. I learned from Olympus that what I wanted to shoot with were the SHG lenses. After using the HG lenses for a while I eventually gravitated to the SHG for better IQ. I actually bought the 7-14 mm f/4 first, a few weeks before getting the E-3, because I found a sale on it. I still carried the HG lenses for hiking and the 11-22 for using ND filters at UWA. I used the 11-22, 8 f/3.5 FE and 50 mm f/2 macro for underwater. You just can't beat the 50-200 for gong long. But for events and situations where I wanted high IQ, I was using the 14-35 and 35-100. In the end I had 9 lenses, plus the 35 m f/3.5 macro I got for my wife's E-PL2.

For Nikon FX I decided just to go straight to the f/2.8 lenses. I hope to cover the range with fewer lenses. Yea right, so far I have 5 and feel I need one more.

Yes, I need to look at the focal lengths differently and find new ways to cover subjects I like to shoot. I'm still trying to figure out what to use for UWA with filters. ¿A couple of primes or the 17-35 mm f/2.8D AF?

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Olympus E-330 Nikon D800E Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +10 more
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