Just got my 75mm lens

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Landshark, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    This lens seems very nice, well made, great focal length, focus seems quick, I can see this along with my 12mm being the perfect street combo kit.
    Will post some images when I get a chance.
     
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  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I love mine! Been shooting my son's soccer team with it.
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I had to see what forum this was in to guess which 75mm lens you might be talking about. I have LOVED some shots I've seen from that lens. I have no doubts that the quality is amazing. The only nagging doubt I have is whether I can use such a long lens (with crop factor factored in) in any sort of normal way. It's too short for zoo visits, but it's a bit long to try to use ANYWHERE inside. I look forward to seeing your shots, Bob.
     
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  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Look forward to reading your impressions, Bob, and seeing the images, of course!

    are you using it with the E-M5, Andrew?

    Other than the price, the focal length is my hesitation as well, Luke. Trying to figure out how I would use it outside of portraits, which I do, at most, a couple times a year for family. As a new photographer, though, I wonder if it would be fun to learn how to shoot a tele length.

    Would the compression would be like a 75mm or 150mm on full frame?
     
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  5. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    Even though Olympus does not provide a lens hood they do give you an easier to use lens cap when you use the hood with the hood
     
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Where did you order from, Bob? I'm on the fence whether to get this lens but think I will come off the fence if I can find it in stock :biggrin:.
     
  7. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    Sorry I never saw this, got mine from Amazon
     
  8. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    I guess it depens on what you shoot at the zoo, but indoors it is a great portrait length.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I've got a small house....sometimes the 45mm is too long in the house (!)
     
  10. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I find the focal length a bit odd, wish it was just a tad longer, like 90mm or 100mm. I've been using it outside for events and lanscapes. Good luck with your lens, it is a good shooter.

    Gary
     
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  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I like this focal length a lot, mostly for outdoor but some indoors as well. I took it to the circus, and it was a good length for that as well.
     
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  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Let's see the pics from the 75mm folks!
     
  13. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    +1 for some images from Bob and others who may have succumbed to peer pressure or GAS. I did see some great images from Joe and Ray so far. :2thumbs:

    I have used mine quite a bit over the last month. It has been a lot of fun to try to figure out this field of view.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/8084539783/" title="lost by Kyle Krug, on Flickr"> 8084539783_b28f7eaff0_c. "800" height="600" alt="lost"></a>
    ISO 200, @f1.8, 1/250


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/8072716984/" title="&quot;travel log&quot; by Kyle Krug, on Flickr"> 8072716984_76f48e1fe6_c. "600" height="800" alt="&quot;travel log&quot;"></a>
    ISO 200, f4, 1/80


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/8128298478/" title="looks good by Kyle Krug, on Flickr"> 8128298478_0618018cfa_c. "800" height="800" alt="looks good"></a>
    ISO 1600, f2.8, 1/25


    One thing I did notice is that I get shutter shot blur with my OM-D when in the 1/80 to 1/120 shutter speed range (approximately). I was able to resolve by either using the 1/8 anti-shock delay, or by forcing the shutter speed slower (IBIS easily allows handheld below that range) or faster.

    Overall, really love the lens and think I will be using it more than I expected.
     
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  14. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Love the ambience in this one
     
  15. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    That second photo of the refinery and birds looks surreal!!