10.26.2017

I was so excited by the Sony A7Riii announcement, and the afterglow of the Nikon D850 announcements, that I pre-ordered something.

It's the Olympus 45 f1.2 Pro lens. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a great lens and I'm equally sure I won't be able to use it on either of the cameras in the headline.

I'm so impressed by the Olympus Pro lenses I've been buying that I'm started to consider the cameras just an accessory.

I am preparing myself to be wowed!!!

Also, an announcement. Tomorrow is my birthday. I have a job booked from 7am till 4pm, and must attend a wedding out at a ranch that starts at 5:30pm (No, I am not the photographer...). I may not have time to squeeze in a swim tomorrow, much less a blog post. I'll look around and see if our impresario, Charlie Martini, has anything in the hopper he can offer to fill the space.  tempus fugit



29 comments:

mike said...

You marry the lenses and date the bodies.

Happy Birthday Kirk, and many more!

Frank Grygier said...

Happy 49th Birthday!

Kirk Tuck said...

Nice try Frank! Off by more than a decade!!!

Kirk Tuck said...

Mike, Thanks! and that's so true about the lenses....

John W said...

Have a Very Happy Happy Birthday Mr.T.

Stan Yoshinobu said...

My son's birthday is tomorrow, too! Happy Birthday to both of you! I may preorder the 17/1.2, because that's my jam.

Gato said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!And best wishes for many more.

Please, when you write up your impressions of the lens try to not make it too tempting. I have all the lenses I really need and I'm way over budget on photo stuff for this year.

Stephen Emmons said...

Happy Birthday!
That young Kirk Tuck is a fine looking fellow!

Jacques Gratton Photographe said...

Kirk, I'll be 66 in January, and am still very passionate about creating images. I am no swimmer but cyclist - I go from road biking to mountain biking and to fat biking almost every day of the year, depending on the season. You are an inspiration to all of us and I thank you for all you share on your blog. Have a great birthday!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kirk,

Happy Birthday tomorrow! Have a great day despite the job, the wedding may be a good opportunity to cut loose a bit. I have the nocticron, the 75 F1.8 and the 25 F1.2, they're all fantastic lenses, the 25 is a thing of beauty, there are no regrets.

Doug O.

Daniel Walker said...

Kirk, you have made my day, I won a bet with my wife that you would love the new Olympus 45. She cooks dinner. Happy Birthday. It get better with age.
Dan Walker

Dave Jenkins said...

Happy Birthday, Kirk. You have only 18 years to go to catch up with me!

Ron White said...

Happy Birthday Kirk. I suspect you photoshopped Ben into that first photo...... Have a Great Day.

Wolfgang Lonien said...

Happy 61st Kirk - you still lead by almost 4 months on me. And I've got a present myself yesterday - an OM Zuiko 135mm/2.8 which seems to be real nice.

Henk said...

That's a nice birthday present! Happy Birthday from the Netherlands Mr. Tuck.

Henk

David said...

Happy birthday!
So my math was wrong on the earlier post. Interesting you picked the 45 f1.2 over the Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2. I will look forward to you bday present write up in the future.
All the best,
David

MO said...

f 2.4, 90mm in ff terms should have you set for the shallow dof portraits ;) Then you are spared the pain of adapters and speed boosters i have been ranting about in some comments! Looking at the price of this one, the speedbooster and a ff lens is a cheaper option for me though :D and my 24mm f1.4 becomes a 15mm f0,9. That one is not made in native mount yet. But its slows the AF and adds more glass and makes it more heavy. Lots of tradeoffs. But still think you should try one out when you get the chance. Especially for video it shines as most of the downsides of the adapter gets taken out off play.

the tokina 11-16 f2.8 is a gem combined with the xl speedbooster for video. It gets you f1.8, 7-10mm and is vinette free in video even in full sensor readout. has a little at 11m when taking stills though.

If i had a bigger budget i would get more native lenses like you. but i would still keep the speedbooster :)

Thanks for sharing your thought process on this blog. The solution might be individual. But the general thoughts behind the solution picking is universal!

MO said...

and happy birthday from this 40 year old kid ;)

Mads

MO said...

and they just made a 17 f1.2. thanks for pointing that out Stan :) Thats not too far from the 15mm f0,9 i was ranting about. 35mm and 90mm is a great pair for portraiture. Its about all you need. But the price though!

Paul said...

Happy birthday Kirk, the lens would make a great birthday present.
Robin Wong makes the lens look very tempting
https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/10/26/review-the-2017-olympus-m-zuiko-digital-45mm-f1-2-pro/#more-16453

ZetiX said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Tuck!

Markus said...

Kirk,

you almost got me there ... but luckily you mentioned the Zuiko right away :-).

Happy Birthday and all the best to you!

atmtx said...

Happy Birthday, Kirk.

John Moody said...

Many happy returns!

I'll be 76 in 3 weeks.

John

Eric Rose said...

A very blessed and happy birthday to a wonderful and talented person. Hope you have time to enjoy yourself.

Eric

Michael Matthews said...

As soon as I saw samples of what that lens can do I knew you’d have one immediately if not sooner. That would be a joy to have even if it weren’t for business. Happy birthday!

George Janik said...

Hey Kirk, HAPPY BIRTHDAY......"STO LAT"- basically it means may you live 100 years in Polish!!

ODL Designs said...

Happy Birthday Kirk you haven't aged a day ;)...
I am super tempted by the 17mm f1.2... Oh who am I kidding, I want them all.

Ananda Sim said...

Oops. I may have replied and wished you happy birthday on the 1 inch sensor post just below. Happy Birthday again.