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Old May 1, 2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Olympus 12-100mm f4- A Diversity of Images

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Old May 2, 2017, 8:40 AM   #2
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Those are all fantastic shots

Just too bad that this lens is $1699 (CND) ...

Maybe I should sell me 12-40 and the 14-150 ????
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Old May 4, 2017, 10:59 AM   #3
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Using the 12-100 means committing to a lens significantly bigger than either the 14-150 or 12-40mm f2.8. That's my only warning to anyone. I have all three (as well as others) and will put together some comparison shots this evening of the size of the 12-100 compared to other options, including those. I'll include another "mystery/new" lens in the grouping this evening, LOL...

Besides the physical size, the 12-100 is also a "chunky" lens. As a substitute/stand-in for both the 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8 the 12-100mm f4 is way smaller/less weighty to carry if you can live without the extra 50mm of coverage. A combination of the E-M1 Mark II, 12-100, 7-14mm f2.8 M. Zuiko (plus the "other" lens) is a super easy carry in a Think Tank Turnstyle 20 sling bag, which will be my main hiking setup this next week at White Sands NM.

I'll have several other lenses/extra bodies, including the 40-150mm f2.8 and TC, in a backpack in my trunk and will likely pull them out and utilize most of them at some point. I just won't go hiking for miles and miles with some of them.

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Old May 14, 2017, 10:55 AM   #4
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Wow, the capabilities of that lens are endless. Very nice. Now.......what do I have I can sell. :-)
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