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My first day with the 75mm 1.8

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by tdekany, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Portland OR
    I have always wanted the lens, even though I much prefer zooms. Thanks to Joe (livnius) for listing it at a great price. Because of where I live, and what I like taking pictures of, a ZOOM lens is a must most of the time. However looking at the 75MM thread, I just had to have a copy. So, as soon as It came in, we went for a short drive from home and took a bunch of pictures. All handheld with my EM-1

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  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Those mountain shots are spectacular!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I agree but my favourite is _3120082_ with the trees and stream.
     
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  4. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    This one is my fave. The sharpness and colours are amazing!!!!! I may have to borrow one from work and see if it's right for me. I don't usually shoot at the 75mm end but the lens is SO good I may have to!! :)
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice set - and an amazing lens. Losing this lens is the one regret I have about selling out of m43. Losing the Fuji 14mm was the one regret I had about selling out of the Fuji system, but I more than made up for that with the Zeiss 21mm for my Nikon setup. But I still haven't found a replacement for the Oly 75 that does as many things as well. I'm doing OK without it, but I could see eventually picking up another copy with a used EM5 or EM10 or something just for the function I used to get from this lens...

    -Ray
     
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  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the 75mm lens would be the only reason for me to get back into m43.

    But even by the standards of that lens, yours is a terrific set.
     
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  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Love them all but given my penchant for macro and closeup... I love those rocks :)
     
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  8. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Portland OR
    Thank you guys very much!

    Luke - I am the complete opposite of you. I do not think there is anything out there that would get me away from M4/3. As is I can print 36 wide easy, and as soon as the new EM-1 gets the hi res feature, I am done. My friend has a d610 and just picking it up makes me not want to shoot.

    Did I say I love the EM-1? :)
     
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  9. JKLso

    JKLso SC Regular

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    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA
    jim
    M4|3 has come a long way since I dabbled with G1 and GH1, but of course every format has done so. That looks like a great lens in capable hands, happy that you can put it to good use :cool:
     
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  10. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

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    Jan 19, 2015
    I do look at other systems, more so fixed focal length compacts which look superb, ie Ricoh GR/ Nikon Coolpix A (and what about the breathtaking R-X1?), but the 75 is the one reason I honestly can't see myself ever completely coming out of M43. It's that lens that enables me to ease the GAS and think "that's ok, Ricoh/Nikon/Sony will eventually upgrade these cameras, I'll wait".
     
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  11. JKLso

    JKLso SC Regular

    45
    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA
    jim
    Primes will do that; I've stuck with Pentax over their great DA primers like the 70/2.4, but in a budget crunch have shifted to Samsung, nx pancakes + adapted classic K primes. Once cash flow eases we shall see what comes next! :blush:

    p.s. we just moved from Portland to Longview, Hood is visible with a short walk but Rainier and St.Helens now dominate my horizon!
     
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  12. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Congrats :) It's an outstanding lens. I haven't used it very often yet (being more of a specialty lens for me - bought a refurb at the lower price).
    But almost every time I did use it, the results are brilliant...
     
  13. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

    368
    Dec 21, 2011
    Portland OR
    Thanks guys! I may sell the lens along with my 20mm 1.7 and 40-150 to get the pro version of the 40-150 and just add the difference. I really love the lens, but my wife is really into birds right now and the 2.8 would really help me around our house - it stays pretty dark due to all the gorgeous tall trees surrounding us. We will see. I just moved both polls with bird feeders on them very close to our kitchen windows to be able to get closer to the hummers. If it works out, I'll keep the 75mm.
     
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  14. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

    368
    Dec 21, 2011
    Portland OR
    That must be a beautiful view!

     
  15. JKLso

    JKLso SC Regular

    45
    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA
    jim
    Yeah I'm OK with the view :) but if I lived a few miles north Adams would peek out from behind St.Helens! Hilarious since in east Portland Rainier is the one behind St.Helens.. :confused:
    I did need to trim the branches up a bit on our Super Cedar to improve the view.

    NX300 + 16/2.4

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  16. JKLso

    JKLso SC Regular

    45
    Nov 24, 2014
    near Kelso WA USA
    jim
    To return from my subroutine() :sorry:

    That 75mm lens is doing great work with you - color, bokeh and all are what I'd like in results! The light and detail on those naked trees is really impressive.
     
  17. tdekany

    tdekany SC Veteran

    368
    Dec 21, 2011
    Portland OR
    Thank you Jim!