Mein Equipment

My Equipment

Shooting pictures with the micro four thirds standard

Mein Micro Four Thirds Equipment

Maybe you wonder how all the pictures on this site have been taken? Here I will tell you a little bit about it.

Kamera

The G80 (Panasonic+G80) is the ideal companion for me and my adventures. It is small and not too heavy compared to SLR cameras, but the pictures are razorsharp. It is waterproof and has a very usable EVF

The GF6 (Panasonic+GF6) ist available on ebay for around 100 bucks. It is very lightweight and small, what makes it a perfect companion for hiking, or when the camera has to fit into a small pocket, what it does with a pancake lens. What makes it a very good complement to the G80 is, that there is a cheap underwater housing available from Polaroid, which gives you the opportunity to shoot underwater with the MFT standard for around 300 bucks.

The underwater housing for the GF6 from Polaroid / Meikon (Meikon+underwater+GF6) is available for a little more than 100 bucks, and is waterproof up to a depth of 120 feet.

Wide Angle

The Laowa 7.5mm f2.0 (Laowa+7.5mm+f2) is one hell of a wide angle lens. Compact, lightweight and super sharp. It is a pure manual lens, but it is very easy to focus. Just set the aperture to F4, the focus to infinity and pretty much everything will be in focus. Together with the GF6 it is the perfect companion for me when I go hiking!

Portrait

The Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 lens (Panasonic+Leica+12-60mm+f2.8+4.0) is not among the cheapest MFT lenses, but it is worth the money. I prefer it over the similair priced Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 (Olympus+12-40mm+F2.8) because it´s more versatile due to it´s longer reach, and because it´s Dual IS compatibility with the G80 that works just as a blast.

Not so versatile, due to it´s fixed focal length, but razorsharp and lightnig fast is the Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Olympus+25mm+f1.8), that I prefer over the Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 Summilux (Panasonic+Leica+25mm+f1.4). Mostly because the Oly still fits into the Meikon underwater housing whereas the Panaleica is too big already. Besides that the autofocus of the Oly is a little quicker (yes, on Panasonic Bodies), and the images are actually even a little sharper from corner to corner accordint to tests.

The Panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 Panasonic+42.5mm+f1.7 is as an alternative to the Olympus 25mm f1.8 a little bit longer, and it is also Dual IS compatible with the G80. It almost doubles up as macro lens, as you can get very close to the subject with it. Consider this lens to be an alternative to the very expensive Panasonic Leica Nocticron (Nocticron).

Macro

The Olympus 60mm f2.8 (Olympus+60mm+f2.8) is the perfect lens for macro photography from the MFT standard. The pictures will be razor sharp, and the focal length of 60mm is long enough on MFT (with a crop factor of 2) NOT to scare most of the insects away when you take a picture (except dragonflies and butterflies for some reason).

Superzoom

Sometimes you just have to be very flexible, without constantly changing the lens of your camera. Like when visiting the zoo with your family and kids. This is when a versatile lens like the Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 Superzoom (Panasonic+14-140mm+f3.5+5.6) comes in handy. Not the brightest aperture, but the pictures are still reasonably sharp. The reason to buy it is ofcourse its flexible zoom range, and that it is Dual IS compatible with the G80.

Telezoom

The Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 Panasonic+Leica+100-400mm is for me the Ferrari among the long reach zoom lenses of the MFT standard. I personally would not want a long reach zoom lens with fixed focal length, as it is not as versatile, and the subject might be harder to track down with it. The Dual IS with the G80 is again so impressive, that you can shoot pretty much everything just handelt. Also the weight of the lens is so comfortable that using it for a longer period of time will not be an issue. You could consider the Panasonic 100-300mm f4.0-5.6 Panasonic+100-300mm as an alternative, as it is smaller, lighter and costs not even half the price of the 100-400mm lens, and Mark II is weather sealed as well, and also Dual IS compatible. But consider, that the 100-300mm is also not quite as shard on the long end, which will give you less details of the subjects that you zoom in to.

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