User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  9
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: New Olympus lenses - f/1.2 25, f/4 12-100, f/3.5 30 1.5x macro

  1. #1
    Ausphotography Regular John King's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 Jan 2016
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    636
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New Olympus lenses - f/1.2 25, f/4 12-100, f/3.5 30 1.5x macro

    Regards, john

    Galleries: http://canopuscomputing.com.au/gallery2/v/main-page/


    My galleries contain all sorts of stuff, not just some pretty pictures.

    ILCs: E-M1 MkII; E-M1; E-30; E-510; E-1
    Digital lenses: 14-42 EZ; 12-50 macro; f/4 12-100 Pro; 40-150R; f/2.8 25 pancake; f/2 50 macro; f/4 7~14; 11~22; 14~42; 14~45; 14~54 MkII; 40~150 MkI; 40~150 MkII; 50~200 MkI; EX-25; EC-14


  2. #2
    Member bconolly's Avatar
    Join Date
    13 Sep 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    344
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Both the 25 and 30mm are on the wish list!
    Olympus OM-D EM-1, 12-40mm f2.8, 45mm f1.8, Panny 25mm f1.7

  3. #3
    Ausphotography Regular bcys1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    31 Dec 2013
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,033
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have the 12-40 mm f2.8 and 40-150 mm f2.8 lenses so not sure I need the 12-100mm f4 .

    Did they just bring this out for those who do not wish to buy and carry two lenses around ?

    I have the 60mm f2.8 macro lens so is their any advantage or reason to also have the 30mm f3.5 Macro ?
    The name is Brad ......

    OMD EM-1, OMD EM-5MkII, m.Zuiko 12-40mm Pro f2.8, m.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro , m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 Macro, m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 , Lee Filters




  4. #4
    Member bconolly's Avatar
    Join Date
    13 Sep 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    344
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're exactly right re the 12-100, just designed to be a do everything style zoom. I have the 12-40 as well and so not in the market for the 12-100 either. I think the 30mm is a true 1:1 macro lens which I don't think the 60mm is. However, the 60 is outstanding and I'd see no real reason to add the 30 if I had the 60.

  5. #5
    Ausphotography Regular swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 May 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For those who are interested, I met some nice blokes from the local photography forum scene here in Singapore who have good relationships with some manufacturers including Olympus.
    And they've already got their hands on some of the new gear.
    Here's their on-going review of the 25/1.2.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1635796
    Nikon FX

  6. #6
    Member Ross the fiddler's Avatar
    Join Date
    19 May 2010
    Location
    Blue Mountains
    Posts
    248
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am one that would really like the 12-100 f4 lens. I never really liked the limited focal range of the 12-40 & instead had bought a bargain priced 12-60 SWD lens earlier this year, but I think the f4 should still serve me well in most circumstances. The price is not cheap though.
    Ross
    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).

    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1/HLD-7, Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5/HLD-6.
    Lenses: M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, ZD12-60 SWD, ZD50-200 SWD, EC14, EC20, EX25, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
    Software: Capture One Pro 9 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

  7. #7
    Ausphotography Regular swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 May 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I recently got to play with a 12-100 f4 paired with a Pen F. Only got to play for a short while but the sync IS (IBIS + lens IS) in this combo was incredible.
    I managed a 4 second hand held shot at 12mm that was passable for web presentation.
    A bit soft at pixel level but bear in mind this was at the smallest aperture (non optimal lens performance + diffraction) to achieve the necessary shutter speed.
    Will post the photo later but I better check whether I'm allowed to first.

  8. #8
    Ausphotography Regular swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 May 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok, I'm free to post so here's my 4sec attempt:

    Full image resized:


    Centre crop:


    Corner Crop:


    Please ignore other attributes of IQ. I was just pushing my luck with the synced IS.
    But FYI, 12mm ISO 80, 4 sec, f22

    It appears the centre stabilisation is more effective (makes sense) when compared to the corners. But without a reference image of what it would've looked like tripod mounted I can't infer any more information than what it is as presented.

    Also, this was shot sitting down with elbows tucked (not on table) hand holding. No other support and I consistently got similar results, at least on the back of the camera LCD.
    I only received 3 files including this one, another at 12mm and 2.5 sec and a third at 100mm and 1.3sec

  9. #9
    Ausphotography Regular
    Threadstarter
    John King's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 Jan 2016
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    636
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for taking the trouble to get the image and permissions, Swifty.

    Both the E-M1 MkII and 12-100 are very bright on my radar. I already have the all-important financial permissions ... .

  10. #10
    Ausphotography Regular swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 May 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,362
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Doing some rough calculations I realized the 100mm at 1.3 secs is more impressive. That's 8 stops whereas the example above is around 6.5 stops if my maths doesn't fail me.

    Here's the 100mm image, ISO 80, f22, 1.3sec.
    Full image resized:


    Centre crop:


    There's clearly some movement but not that bad.

    Corner crop:

    The focus is better on the white on orange writing in the back. If you look at the 12mm picture above you'll see that the orange sign is more on the same plane of focus.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by John King View Post
    Both the E-M1 MkII and 12-100 are very bright on my radar. I already have the all-important financial permissions ... .
    Me too. It wasn't until I played with the lens, now I got GAS. BTW the 25/1.2 is also really nice.
    But I just saw the rrp of the 12-100/4 in Sg and damn it's expensive. Don't' think I'll be buying at that price. Gonna have to wait for rebates or special deals.
    Last edited by swifty; 26-10-2016 at 1:52am.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •