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Old Feb 21, 2016, 9:57 AM   #1
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Default Best kind of gear photos: Holy Trinity of Fast Zooms

Was listening to the youtube Mirrorless Minutes cast by Olympus visionaries, Mike Boening and Jamie MacDonald ( both on flickr and pretty approachable and active, btw) and they were talking about how the 7-14mm f2.8 pro completes the holy trinity of lenses with the 12-40 and 40-150 being the other two.

Having just added the 7-14mm f2.8 to my arsenal I thought I'd share my own holy trinity, the 7-14mm f2.8, 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 mkII and 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 non-SWD.
(e-pm2, 12-32mm @f8.0, 2 sec delay)
Holy Trinity of Fast Zooms by ramcewan, on Flickr

The 7-14mm f2.8 sure is a beauty and certainly not too big nor too heavy for me. Here I'm showing off the trick manual focus clutch which has nicely etched and painted distance markings as well as hard stops. Going to be real handy for astro. Very happy with the quality of this lens. Haven't had more than a few shots with it and just updated to latest firmware, so far it looks real nice, and boy is it wide, for real estate this is just super great at capturing whole rooms, can't wait to get it out for landscapes.
(E-M1 w/14-54mm, f8.0, 2sec antishock)
Olympus M. Zuiko 7-14mm f2.8 PRO by ramcewan, on Flickr
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Old Feb 21, 2016, 12:53 PM   #2
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Very nice selection of lenses and likely the only three you will need. I'm looking forward to seeing photos taken with your new super wide zoom.
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Very nice selection of lenses and likely the only three you will need. I'm looking forward to seeing photos taken with your new super wide zoom.
Went out today to see if we could find a pair of snowy owls that have been spotted down by the ocean, no luck on the owls but I did get a chance to try the new lens. Weather while unseasonably warm was grey so but here way go anyways, zoomed all the way to 7mm at f8.0 ISO 200

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Looking forward to your images with the 7-14.

Nice outfit.
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Good setup ramcewan. I'm interested in what kind of bag you're using to haul that gear around in.
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Thanks all for viewing and I look forward to sharing more with this lens in the future.

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Good setup ramcewan. I'm interested in what kind of bag you're using to haul that gear around in.
Lol right now I've got the 14-54 and 7-14 on the e-m1 comfortably inside the Crumpler 4 million dollar home with the 50-200 in it's own bespoke bag clipped to the side or on a second strap.

Can probably sorta fit all three just inside the 4 million dollar home, I used to fit the 9-18,14-54 and 50-200 together with the strap barely able to close, but reality is I need to upgrade my bag at some point. Next size up from Crumpler seems like it might work alright and I can still use the one I have when I don't need the telephoto, or maybe just stay with the two bag approach, unless wildlife is expected the 7-14 + 14-54 is plenty.
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Lol right now I've got the 14-54 and 7-14 on the e-m1 comfortably inside the Crumpler 4 million dollar home with the 50-200 in it's own bespoke bag clipped to the side or on a second strap.

Can probably sorta fit all three just inside the 4 million dollar home, I used to fit the 9-18,14-54 and 50-200 together with the strap barely able to close, but reality is I need to upgrade my bag at some point. Next size up from Crumpler seems like it might work alright and I can still use the one I have when I don't need the telephoto, or maybe just stay with the two bag approach, unless wildlife is expected the 7-14 + 14-54 is plenty.
Ha, maybe you could just get a violin case to carry that weapon around in.

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Very nice set up, you are covered from 7mm to 200mm.
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Wow, what a lens. Very wide coverage extremely small fish eye effect at 7mm. That lens is a keeper for sure.
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Wow, what a lens. Very wide coverage extremely small fish eye effect at 7mm. That lens is a keeper for sure.
yes I agree, can't wait to have something nicer to shoot

p.s. I should point out I cloned out a couple of people on the jetty in the seascape above.
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