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

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Brian Wadie
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Re: Who has both Olympus 12-100mm and 40-150mm f2.8?

Svein Eriksen wrote:

Brian Wadie wrote:


Its all a matter of compromise and what makes sense to me may not to others, which is fine as I can only be worried about my requirements

I've no problem understanding that you want to get the weight down - that's also one of my main reasons for using MFT. However, according to the specs the 40-150 is 880 gram, and that's very close to the 100-400. Basically the same with a 1.4x TC and actually a bit more with a 2x TC.


There are certainly other reasons for preferring the 40-150, like faster and better lens without the TC, internal zoom, probably better weather sealing etc, but the weight difference is really small.

I think we are going round in circles a bit, its 760g without the tripod foot, which is how I would use it hand-held

880g with the foot, which is how I would use it if working off the monopod (at which point, as I suspect you are trying to point out, the weight difference becomes negligible) but as above, I was responding to why I made the decision to have both lenses again not seeking to justify my decisions to anyone.

I do read spec sheets, understand them and relate this knowledge to my requirements, which are / should be irrelevant to anyone but myself

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