Help on choosing new lenses

Started Aug 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
fullerms Regular Member • Posts: 123
Re: Help on choosing new lenses

Rjansenbr2 wrote:

One first addition should probably be the Oly 12-40 2.8. With its relativity fast aperture, I believe it can be one of my most used lens. The only drawback I see is its size. Is it too big and heavy?

It is heavier and bigger than the Panasonic 12-35, but worth it. The extra weight improves stability.

Would it be terribly unbalanced with an em-5, without grip (which a don't intend to buy anyway)?

I just bought a HLD-6 grip for my one year old EM-5, and I must say that the ergonomics have improved a lot. I am enjoying my camera even more after getting the grip. The HLD-6 is diferent from the other grips in that the shutter release has been moved to a more comfortable position and it makes it easier to handle the camera with the 12-40 or the 75-300 when fully extended.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 +1 more
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