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

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AikenMooney Senior Member • Posts: 1,875
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.

Just read all the replies & very unusual to find every one is "on the same page".

I returned to Olympus in March for travel. I have the M1-II, 7-14, 12-100 & the 40-150 with the MC 20 arriving today via UPS. Some would not consider these light weight travel items but I have carried Nikon's everywhere for the past 15 years & to me they may not be light but great improvement over Nikon FF & DX.

Just returned from 3 weeks in Europe carrying the 7-14 & 12-100. Obviously the 12-100 was on 90% of the time. In churches & museums the 7-14 2.8 was outstanding.

Still trying to figure out Birds in Flt but for every thing else I feel Olympus is a great system. I did get spoiled with a D500, 80-400mm & Nikon 500mm for birds. When I missed it was me, not the eqpt. The 500mm weighs 8.5 lbs & the 80-400 almost 4 lbs so I don't miss that.

Yes, I think you would enjoy both the 12-100 & 40-150. IMO the 12-100 is as close to a one lens solution as you can get.

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