Who has both Olympus 12-100mm and 40-150mm f2.8?

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AussiePhil Contributing Member • Posts: 579
Re: Who has both Olympus 12-100mm and 40-150mm f2.8?
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Minolta_A2 wrote:

Just curious if anyone chose to keep both lenses.

I have 12-100mm f4.0. I'm 110% satisfied with it.
Then there is 40-150mm f2.8 Pro. The lens that I WAS equally interested in.
To me, the difference in focal length between the two lenses is not significant enough to buy another. However, I understand the difference between f2.8 and f4.0 is still meaningful.

If you have both of them and chose to keep both, I want to hear about your experience, something that numbers and specs can't tell. Or if you chose to sell either one after experiencing both, which one did you keep? What was the reason?

Thanks in advance.

I also got the 40-150Pro first along side a 4/3rd 12-60. My live on the camera lens from the film days was a 70-210 zoom so the 40-150Pro just feels right all the time whilst giving even more reach.
Generally the 40-150Pro became the lens that was always on the camera.
When the 12-100F4 was announced i seen it as the ultimate travel lens for the EM1mk2 and bought it for that reason. It has served me really well as a great general coverage lens that does a lot really well.
If i have two cameras over the shoulder it is usually with the 12-100/40-150 lens pair attached, i do not see the overlap as redundant or a waste considering i usually shoot the 40-150 wide open.
i also use the PL 100-400 and will mix and match those three as required for any one days shooting.
The 40-150Pro really is part of the must have lens set for mft.
If Oly though released a 12-60 F1.8/F2 then the 12-100 would get sold off in a heartbeat.

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