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    Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Just acquired this lens and didn't see a thread for it, so I followed suit.






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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Well Started - here are a couple from me . .
    It's a great lens!
    Both shot with the OMD




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    That bridge shot is stunning!
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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Thanks Magnus!
    It seems to be a fine lens.

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Just thought I'd give an example of focal length of the 35-100 f/2.8 at 35mm and 100mm both at 2.8.






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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Here I have a quick shot I took while walking around. It was handheld with the GH3 and 35-100mm f/2.8 @ 2.8. I have the slightly original size (cropped thinner) and a crop from the bottom.






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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Impressive lens and photos!

    Jono - how is the ergonomics with the 30-100mm on the OM-D?
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    No doubt, this lens is a stellar performer!

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by jpmac55 View Post
    Impressive lens and photos!

    Jono - how is the ergonomics with the 30-100mm on the OM-D?
    Addressed to Jono, I know but as I also use the 100-300 on an OMD I can also answer. It is perfectly balanced and using the OMD's excellent IBIS in body image stabilisation the lens stabilisation needs to be switched off.

    I should add that I do use half of the Olympus vertical grip. ie not the bit that includes an additional battery. However I would imagine that the bare body would also handle the 100-300 very well.

    I use it handheld for wildlife photography, a really great lens.
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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by jpmac55 View Post
    Impressive lens and photos!

    Jono - how is the ergonomics with the 30-100mm on the OM-D?
    HI John
    Dave has it - it's a surprisingly small lens, and it doesn't extend with zooming or focusing - it really isn't much bigger than the 12-35.
    It handles beautifully (looks good too)

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Here's a shot of the Hollywood sign. All the way in at 100mm and f/2.8 handheld. Heavily cropped and torqued in Lightroom 4.



    Here's a shot of a coyote. This was handheld while sitting in my car so not very stable and not very much light. 100mm f/2.8. Bent in Lightroom 4.



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    Last sunset of 2012 on the North Shore of Oahu.

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    I really like the last sunset picture. The Coyote is also good.

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Here's a brown pelican I shot in Santa Barbara. All shot at with the f/2.8.

    Cam: Panasonic Lumix GH3
    Lens: Lumix G X Vario 35-100 f/2.8 @ f/2.8








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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Check out this black and white.

    GH3 & 35-100mm f2.8 @ f2.8:


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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    I like this lens a lot. I wish the 12-35 was f1.4 or I would buy it as well. Here are some samples from the 35-100 on a GH3.











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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by larkis View Post
    I like this lens a lot. I wish the 12-35 was f1.4 or I would buy it as well. Here are some samples from the 35-100 on a GH3.
    Wow, that photo of the lady smoking the cigar is insane! Did you manual focus that shot?

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhotoSoup View Post
    Wow, that photo of the lady smoking the cigar is insane! Did you manual focus that shot?
    Nope, was to quick of a moment for manual focus and the autofocus on this lens is pretty darn fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larkis View Post
    Nope, was to quick of a moment for manual focus and the autofocus on this lens is pretty darn fast.
    I completely agree. The auto-focus is quick! Have you updated the firmware for it? If not, go to the Panasonic site for the lens and there's instructions. Here's the link: Digital Interchangeable Lenses | PRODUCTS | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    On a OM-D, at F4 or F5.6 can this lens replace the Oly 45/1.8 and the Oly 75/1.8
    I own both the 45 and 75 now and shoot them both at F4 95% of the time.

    Or are the Oly primes still sharper?

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by kuau View Post
    On a OM-D, at F4 or F5.6 can this lens replace the Oly 45/1.8 and the Oly 75/1.8
    I own both the 45 and 75 now and shoot them both at F4 95% of the time.

    Or are the Oly primes still sharper?

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    I'm a new photographer so take this with a grain of salt. Everything I've read and learned so far has taught me that most of the time a prime will win the sharpness war against a zoom. These new Panny zooms are really really good though. I guess you'll just have to look at the images from this lens and decide for yourself. One thing I do know, that Oly 75mm is in a league of it's own. I've only been able to shoot a couple of pics with the 45mm but it seemed real nice too. I actually have a non-professional comparison of the 35-100mm vs. 75mm with a bunch of comparison images on my blog. The link is in my signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhotoSoup View Post
    I'm a new photographer so take this with a grain of salt. Everything I've read and learned so far has taught me that most of the time a prime will win the sharpness war against a zoom. These new Panny zooms are really really good though. I guess you'll just have to look at the images from this lens and decide for yourself. One thing I do know, that Oly 75mm is in a league of it's own. I've only been able to shoot a couple of pics with the 45mm but it seemed real nice too. I actually have a non-professional comparison of the 35-100mm vs. 75mm with a bunch of comparison images on my blog. The link is in my signature.
    Although I generally only use primes with my m43rds kit - one thing which may be turning the notion of the superiority of primes over zooms on its head is the in camera correction done in software. I'm beginning to wonder if the future is more to do with processing than glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Although I generally only use primes with my m43rds kit - one thing which may be turning the notion of the superiority of primes over zooms on its head is the in camera correction done in software. I'm beginning to wonder if the future is more to do with processing than glass?

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    You may be on to something there. I think right now Panasonic and Olympus are busy trying to produce lenses which can perform as good as or better than the full frame counterparts. The goal is to steel customers from that market right? I think we are going to see amazing lenses coming soon as well as, like you said, innovations in in-camera processing. The OM-D and the GH3 are really what stole me away from that market. I was dead set on Sony's A99 till I learned of the OM-D and GH3. The image quality I was seeing was astonishing. The GH3 just took the cake.

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    I have the Panasonic 12-35, and I'm about ready to get the 35-100. At that point I can shoot some significant portion of my work assignments with the Micro 4/3 system. A quarter? Half? Not sure, but it's going to be a huge help for my poor old aching back. I'm already shooting all my stitched panos with the GH2 and the 12-35 using the smallest (and lightest) Nodal Ninja model. Nice little kit, and the results are excellent.

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    Managed to find a used lens at a very fair price, so jumped at it.

    So far I am very impressed with it. It seems to focus fast enough for most things.

    This is a crop taken at f2.8 on the OM-D.



    A little while later the weather changed:



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    Every year from about Feb 15 to the end of Feb, Horsetail Falls, on the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park lights up at the end of day if it is not cloudy in the Central Valley. If the falls are really going it looks like a lava flow. This year, not much water, but a nice light and a good environment for the 35-100. The second picture is Bobcat hunting voles at dusk also in Yosemite.

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    @ceklund great shots of the falls, does look like lava. Bobcat shot is also a terrific one.
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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Here are a couple of shots I took in Santa Monica using the 35-100 f/2.8 at 2.8. There are a couple more in my latest blog post at www.ThePhotoSoup.com






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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Queensland Water-lillies. New flowers recently installed in our meditation-billabong-converted-swimming-pool. Mid-day sun with Lumix 35-100 @ 100mm


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    Tay Rail Bridge - looking like a zip ;-)
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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    Another fun one from Dundee:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Another fun one from Dundee:[/IMG]
    I like this... and I like the shot of the Tay Rail Bridge even more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monk View Post
    Queensland Water-lillies. New flowers recently installed in our meditation-billabong-converted-swimming-pool. Mid-day sun with Lumix 35-100 @ 100mm
    Nice - particularly the first one...

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    If you haven't yet heard of the Brenizer Method, you must YouTube it. Here's my first attempt. Not bad, but I definitely didn't capture the essence of the effect. Shot with the GH3 & 35-100mm @ 100mm f/2.8. This is a before and after to show the difference.





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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    I am seeing some really nice images on this thread while using the 35-100/2.8 lens.

    Are there any limitations when using this lens on a OM-D as opposed to the GH-3 in terms of functionality, focusing, etc.

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    I don't own an OM-D or have every used one, but from my understanding. Any lens made natively for the m4/3 system should work like normal on any m4/3 body. Case in point, I've used Olympus lenses on my GH3 flawlessly. The only thing you're going to want to do is turn the 'in-lens' stabilization off since the OM-D has it's own in body.

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8

    I'm considering this lens, and Panasonic has it discounted by $300 (in the US at least). I'm just wondering if the folks that own this lens are happy with it and would purchase it again? I have the 12-35 and it's my favorite lens.

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