First Outing with the Panny 35-100

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Stan, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

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    Stan
    It's all EntropicRemnant's fault that I now have the Panny 35-100 :) Anyways, I'm reinvesting in M43 after decreasing my gear for a while. M43 is still my favorite format -- I enjoy the cameras, the newer sensors are solid, and the lenses are fantastic. The 35-100 in particular is surprisingly light and small for the spec. Having used Canon 70-200s in the past, this is an astonishingly small lens for the spec.

    Here are 4 test images (nothing fancy) from a stroll along the coast. G5 and 35-100, Raw, LR5.

    P1000117.
    P1000120.
    P1000124.
    P1000125.
     
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

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    I'd like to see many more pictures please.
     
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  3. entropic remnants

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    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    It is a surprisingly small lens. Glad you are putting it to good use!

    It is really good for portraits at full zoom and wide open, too.
     
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  4. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

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    Nice photos. It is my favorite also. I used it on my vacation in combo with RX1..
     
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  5. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

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    Thanks John! I'm thinking the same thing about portraits at 100mm. I have some shots from when I had the 45-200 at around 100mm and f4.8. The 45-200 is a decent lens for the price, and at 100mm made a pretty good portrait lens. The 35-100 will take it up a notch or two, and will be very useful for a certain style o portraiture. I can tell already that I'm really going to enjoy this lens.

    S
     
  6. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

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    Thanks! Interesting that you mention the RX1. I also enjoy using a tele zoom like the 35-100 or a tele prime AND a 35mm equivalent wide. Just a nice 1-2 combo. So far I have been successful at resisting the RX1, and will go with the 17 + 25 + 35-100 for the regular kit, and I'll toss in an UWA soon to fill the wide end.

    S
     
  7. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    But, Stan: wherever can you get such an ultrawide?... 'tis a problem to be pondered...
     
  8. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

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    The Panasonic 7-14?

    LouisB
     
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  9. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Ha ha! Louis, that was one of those inside jokes. Stan actually just bought my 7-14mm from me, lol.
     
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  10. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

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    LOL! The mule train with the payment is on the way.
     
  11. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I hope it's a reusable, "green", cloth bag made of natural materials. Otherwise I shall have to make your mules into chorizo.
     
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  12. Stan

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    Hmm...Mule Chorizo... I think the mules will be a little late.
     
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