markymark101

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Joined on Apr 1, 2006

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  • I can verify the 12mm prime is wider than the the 12-40 at 12mm.   Assuming the 12mm prime is actually a true 12mm FOV, than the 12-40 is probably more of a 13-40mm.
  • I agree.  I bought the 12-35 when the price dropped here in the USA.   There are +- to each, but I prefer it to the 12-40.   Sharpness is a wash, size the 12-35 wins, close focusing the 12-40 ...
  • Replied in I own both
    The 12-40 is the sharper lens from f2.8. The prime is the best and only option at f2.0. Very subjective, but the prime does render very nicely - less sterile than the 12-40. Beware of the 12 ...
  • Nice Pics... I used the 12-40 for a couple of years, but decided to try the 12-35 when the price dropped so much. The 12-40 is a great lens, but I just never bonded with it. Razor sharp, yes, but ...
  • I've only used the PL 25 f1.4.   I have no direct knowledge of the other 25mm lenses, but according to reviews they are good lenses. If you already have the oly 25 f1.8, which from reviews it is a ...
  • I have an Olympus body, but I own a few Pany lenses that are outstanding. PL 25 f1.4 12-35 f2.8 34-100 f2.8 All three are great lenses with the 12-35 being my walkaround.   The PL 25 is one of the ...
  • Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but if it's bigger or heavier, I don't want it. That's the point of going m43 in the first place.  Any larger, might as well get a larger sensor camera.
  • I've experienced similar results with my 12-40 and my em-1. Spot on focus that virtually never misses focus up to say 30mm. Beyond 30mm it can be very hit or miss. That frustration was one of the ...
  • Replied in OP/Tech USA
    +1 on OP/Tech. High quality, good prices, and made in the USA, which may or may not be an important consideration depending on where you are from. I've used their sling strap for years.  It's ...
  • My purpose for switching to mirrorless in the first place was to save weight.   500 grams has become my psychological cutoff for camera weight. One reason I'll never be interested in the Sony A7 ...
  • It gives the pixel peepers something to gripe about, and nothing like an internet forum for that. I could print anything I wanted at 6mp, and noise was never an issue with any camera I had when ...
  • My one try at 3rd party batteries would swell and have to be pried out of the camera.   After about 6 months usage, they wouldn't hold a charge.  Never again.   I've invested a lot of money in ...
  • I agree, for the price/size/weight combo it's hard to beat..   I'm not willing to pay the price in $$ or in weight for anything better as telephoto is not my primary shooting. My keeper rate at ...
  • You could be in manual focus mode and not realize it. If you can see the distance scale on the 12-40 you are in manual focus mode - regardless of the camera setting.   Has happened to most of us ...
  • I have the PL 25 1.4.  Great lens. I have the 12-35 - I prefer it over the oly 12-40, which I've also owned, for both size and rendering. The oly 75mm may be the best lens I've ever used and the ...
  • I own both the 12-40 and later decided to try the 12-35.   The 12-35 is smaller, lighter, balances better on the camera, and overall I prefer the IQ.   You give up the close focusing of the 12-40, ...
  • For the lenses I own, Lenstip's reviews have been spot on. I don't own the 300mm nor the 100-400, but I dare say those reviews are also likely accurate. People get so wrapped up in this stuff it's ...
  • Thanks Martin, I was considering such an option.   I'm not necessarily concerned about the failure of the clip - it really seems secure.  I jumped around the house quite a bit when testing it - ...
  • I'm going on a hiking trip soon, and every time I go hiking it's just a pain to fiddle with a standard strap and a backpack.   I've only tested it in the house, but dang just an ingenious  little ...
  • I tend to grip everything too firmly! :-D Thanks for the advice.  I'll give it a go next time. Admittedly I don't shoot a lot extreme telephoto, just the off hand snap of an animal in the distance. ...
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