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    Fun with the lens simulator

    So, I was on the four thirds lens camera combo simulator thingy, where you can see what lenses look like on different cameras. I actually didn't know it existed, but it was linked at 43rumors. Thought it would be fun to see what the (full) 4/3 300 f/2.8 would look like on the GM1. Selected the paring, and the following picture appeared (it defaults to a front view):



    I got a chuckle out of that. Where's the camera?



    There it is.

    Kind of a fun tool to play with if you're avoiding sleep for some unknown reason like I am. http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/matching.html
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    Re: Fun with the lens simulator

    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    So, I was on the four thirds lens camera combo simulator thingy, where you can see what lenses look like on different cameras. I actually didn't know it existed, but it was linked at 43rumors. Thought it would be fun to see what the (full) 4/3 300 f/2.8 would look like on the GM1. Selected the paring, and the following picture appeared (it defaults to a front view):

    ...



    There it is.

    Kind of a fun tool to play with if your avoiding sleep for some unknown reason like I am. http://www.four-thirds.org/en/special/matching.html
    This is perhaps the best argument I've seen for the colored bodies option for the cameras (other than for pure fashion). If ever ask yourself "Now where did I put the camera?" you can tell that it's attached to the lens.

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    Re: Fun with the lens simulator

    It would be even better with the Sigma 300-800.

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    Re: Fun with the lens simulator

    Quote Originally Posted by Ians Tata View Post
    It would be even better with the Sigma 300-800.

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    Certainly, didn't think of the Bigma when I made my comment :-)

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    Re: Fun with the lens simulator

    Quote Originally Posted by mhobart View Post
    Certainly, didn't think of the Bigma when I made my comment :-)
    That would be Sigmonster.

    The proper naming convention:
    50-500 - Bigma
    500-800 f/5.6 - Sigmonster
    Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 - Sigzilla



    Note: I did just try out the 500-800, which I had forgotten was available in 4/3 mount, it's even better.
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    Re: Fun with the lens simulator



    Of course it would look like a monster on almost any camera body.

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    Re: Fun with the lens simulator

    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    That would be Sigmonster.

    The proper naming convention:
    50-500 - Bigma
    500-800 f/5.6 - Sigmonster
    Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 - Sigzilla



    Note: I did just try out the 500-800, which I had forgotten was available in 4/3 mount, it's even better.
    Thanks for the corrections. I was really only familiar with references to the Bigma. I've never seen any of those three "in the flesh," myself.

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    Re: Fun with the lens simulator

    Pity the simulator doesn't include legacy glass so you could stick a real telephoto on it.
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