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Old Dec 1, 2016, 3:53 PM   #11
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Old Dec 2, 2016, 2:50 PM   #12
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The camera we got for her is Olympus - OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera.

She has the M.Zuiko ED 12-40 mm 2.8 PRO Lens.

Since the primary reason for the new lens due to a trip to Scotland, where it's been known to rain, and we'll be outside, come rain or shine, I'm thinking the more water resistant lens is the way to go.

http://robertscamera.com/m-zuiko-ed-...m-f-4-0-5-6-ii

Comments would be greatly appreciated.

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The camera we got for her is Olympus - OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera.

She has the M.Zuiko ED 12-40 mm 2.8 PRO Lens.

Since the primary reason for the new lens due to a trip to Scotland, where it's been known to rain, and we'll be outside, come rain or shine, I'm thinking the more water resistant lens is the way to go.

http://robertscamera.com/m-zuiko-ed-...m-f-4-0-5-6-ii

Comments would be greatly appreciated.

Michael
Hi,

Neither of the 2 lenses you mentioned are considered to be water resistant or rain resistant. Certainly not in the same class as your 12-40mmF2.8 Pro lens.
Nor are they in the same league in terms of the image quality. The pro series lenses are the top of the line in Olympus' lens offering for microfourthirds.

The only lens that will match the quality and weather resistance from Olympus is their 40-150mm f2.8Pro lens.

The only suggestion I can give you is to get the 40-150mm for M.Zuiko sold at $99. Or, you can try renting a lens, but, that may end up costing you about the same.

I will say this, I recently bought an OMD-E1 with the 12-40mm F2-8 lens. To get more reach, I purchased a used Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 lens. This lens is smaller than the 12-40 f2.8 yet, the image quality is nothing short of amazing.
Sorry, I can't be of more help.
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Zig,

Thanks for jumping in!

If it was up to me, I'd be buying the PRO lens. But this is my bride's camera bag and the weight of the lens is a big deal to her. The PRO lens weighs about 800 grams, that's more than twice her existing lens and she does not like that idea. My brother in law has one and she's tried it for a day and it's just too heavy.

So you and I are in 100% agreement on that.

Is the Panasonic 35 -100 water resistant or weather resistant at all?

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Zig,

Thanks for jumping in!

If it was up to me, I'd be buying the PRO lens. But this is my bride's camera bag and the weight of the lens is a big deal to her. The PRO lens weighs about 800 grams, that's more than twice her existing lens and she does not like that idea. My brother in law has one and she's tried it for a day and it's just too heavy.

So you and I are in 100% agreement on that.

Is the Panasonic 35 -100 water resistant or weather resistant at all?

FP
According to Panosonic specs, the 35-100mm f2.8 is splash and dust proof. I haven't had to take it out in the rain, as yet, but the fit and build is very high quality. By the way, it weighs 360 grams.

I bought it for the exact same reasons your wife is resisting the 40-150mm pro,
I wanted a high quality lens that is small, light and Fit in my pocket.

You can read a review on the lens at imaging-resource.com.

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Would the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter work for FaithfulPastor? If it is a weight problem something like this would not add much weight for her, but the price is still in the $300 range.
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Would the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter work for FaithfulPastor? If it is a weight problem something like this would not add much weight for her, but the price is still in the $300 range.
Wish it were that easy.

The teleconverter is compatible with the 40-150mm f2.8Pro and the 300mm f4 Pro lenses. Also at a cost of 349USD, it would be more cost effective to buy the 14-150mm
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Zig,

Thanks for jumping in!

If it was up to me, I'd be buying the PRO lens. But this is my bride's camera bag and the weight of the lens is a big deal to her. The PRO lens weighs about 800 grams, that's more than twice her existing lens and she does not like that idea. My brother in law has one and she's tried it for a day and it's just too heavy.

So you and I are in 100% agreement on that.

Is the Panasonic 35 -100 water resistant or weather resistant at all?

FP
One other option (if you don't mind having a "slower" lens) is what I use the most when travelling:

The Olympus mZuiko 14-150 mk2: http://www.adorama.com/iom141502mb.html

"Dustproof and splashproof construction: for shooting in a variety of scenes This lens is equipped with the same dustproof and splashproof cosntruction that was popular on the OM-D. When combined with the OM-D E-M1 or E-M5 Mark II, it maintains a high level of impermeability against sand, dust, and water droplets,"

I used that lens a lot (even at -20c). Because of that, I do not use my 12-40 that much when travelling as I like to carry the Rokinon 7.5mm Fisheye, one of the prime and the 60mm macro in the same bag when travelling.

You can even add an cheap extension tube to it if you want to use it for macro...

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