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    First Impressions 12-100.

    Well I got it yesterday and as it was nice and sunny today took it for a test run.

    Seems to be very sharp at all focal lengths and is very good wide open.

    St Patrick's RC cemetery by Andrew Peter Martin, on Flickr

    St Patrick's RC cemetery by Andrew Peter Martin, on Flickr

    St Patrick's RC cemetery by Andrew Peter Martin, on Flickr

    St Patrick's RC cemetery by Andrew Peter Martin, on Flickr

    Think I'm going to like it. More on my FlickR
    All the best

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    Re: First Impressions 12-100.

    Thanks for the first impressions, Andy!

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    Re: First Impressions 12-100.

    Hi Andy -

    I gave mine some fresh air today, sunny but cold. It was a pity the canal was a little low as someone had not used the right sequence when closing one of the locks. However, I am most pleased with the lens - although over one pound in weight it felt nicely balanced on the EM 1 + battery pack - I use a Q strap (Quick Strap) so it fits nicely across the body. I like the smoothness of the barrel when twisting.

    Taken @ 12mm for test uncropped

    A.mode - f5.6 - e.v-0.7 iso 250

    Taken @ 100mm for comparison uncropped

    A.mode - f7.1 - e.v-0.7 iso 250

    Cygnet and Duck

    A.mode - f5.6 - e.v-0.7 iso 250

    Kingfisher with fish This lens IMHO produced a much cleaner image over the 40-150 + converter when taking the Kingfishers.

    A.mode - f5.6 - e.v-0.3 iso 250

    Narrowboat + Lock straight out of the camera

    A.mode - f6.3 - e.v-0.3 -iso 250

    Thanks for showing yours and I hope you don't mind me posting mine on your thread.

    Regards. Barr1e
    Last edited by Barr1e; 25th November 2016 at 08:52 PM.

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    Re: First Impressions 12-100.

    Thanks for tempting me guys!
    I think I will sell my 40-150 f2.8 to finance one of these, I have the 100-400 so it will fit in nicely.
    If it works as well as the 12-40 I could then sell that and the 9-18 to finance the 7-14.
    Too many options and too much GAS, maybe I should just stick with what I have.
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    Re: First Impressions 12-100.

    Quote Originally Posted by IainMacD View Post
    Thanks for tempting me guys!
    I think I will sell my 40-150 f2.8 to finance one of these, I have the 100-400 so it will fit in nicely.
    If it works as well as the 12-40 I could then sell that and the 9-18 to finance the 7-14.
    Too many options and too much GAS, maybe I should just stick with what I have.
    Although it was no brainer to part with my 12-40 I couldn't bring myself to sell the 40-150, it's just to good. Mind you I do have the MC14 to go with it.

    I still have my old 4/3 7-14, although it's heavy it's another must keep lens.
    All the best

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