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    Default Advise on lenses required

    I picked up the E300 with the 2 Lens kit and so far I\'m happy with the pictures they take. However, I\'m looking to replace them with the 14-54mm and 50-200mm.

    One reason is that these lenses are faster the the ones I have and I think this is a big plus. Also, the rebate on the 50-200mm is very tempting and I would like to take advantage of this before it\'s too late. And maybe an 11-22mm present for xmas. :woohoo:

    Is this a good plan? Or am I just sufferring from lens lust? :lol:

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    Default Re:Advise on lenses required

    Hey,
    well, I know you are suffering from lens lust. That is a under statement.
    You will gain 50mm with the 50-200mm. And around a stop.... or half a stop... or what ever.
    In exchange you gain some weight.
    It will cost you between $1000-1500 for the upgrade.
    For me the 14-54 doesn\'t have enough zomm for walk around, and the 50-200 isn\'t as wide as I would like it.
    I have the 35-100mm on order. (Of course that\'s $1000 more than the 2 lenses)
    I would recommend highly both lenses... But is it worth 1000+ for you?
    T

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    Default Re:Advise on lenses required

    Lens Lust is good
    Lens Lust is good
    Lens Lust is good


    Keep saying that.

    Just under your breath so the \"little woman\" don\'t hear it........
    E-1
    E-5
    EP-3
    EPL-1
    EM-5
    Pen F
    M8.2
    M9-P
    M 240
    Dlux 109
    M-6
    Enuff lenses to supply the world.

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    Default Re:Advise on lenses required

    laingjd wrote:
    Lens Lust is good
    Lens Lust is good
    Lens Lust is good


    Keep saying that.

    Just under your breath so the \"little woman\" don\'t hear it........
    :lol: Do you think she\'ll notice a difference between the 40-150mm and the 50-200mm?

    I have set aside some money for the 50-200mm so I think I will go ahead with that first. :laugh:

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    Default Re:Advise on lenses required

    sounds like you have already made the decision ~ you just need others to back your decision! ok ~ go buy
    When I bought my R6.2 plus 3 Leica bits of glass I had a party, they sat on dark red velvet covering boxes (like a display) ~ we drank a toast to each and every item ie.. lens, lens hood, filters, lens cases, Leica Passports, batteries (for exposure meter) camera strap and on and on and on
    got real drunk, had a great party and subsequently took some great shots.
    ~~~~~~~~~~:lol: L

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    I would guess, the answer to that is Yes... She will notice. (Big difference in size.)

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    Default Re:Advise on lenses required

    tspore wrote:
    I would guess, the answer to that is Yes... She will notice. (Big difference in size.)
    Maybe I can convince her it was always that size. :laugh:

    pixelmaniaman, I have tons of alcohol here but the odd thing is that the wife and I don\'t drink. :silly:

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    B)
    your address please,
    I have mapqwest waiting...
    :silly:
    ps ~~ my \"trouble&strife\" knows when I even buy a filter ~~ :S

    Post edited by: pixelmaniaman, at: 2005/10/11 23:02

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    pixelmaniaman wrote:
    B)
    your address please,
    I have mapqwest waiting...
    :silly:
    ps ~~ my \"trouble&strife\" knows when I even buy a filter ~~ :S<br><br>Post edited by: pixelmaniaman, at: 2005/10/11 23:02
    If you\'re ever near Toronto, Canada, feel free to email me. B) I\'m surprised my wife hasn\'t questioned me yet about the filter, FL-36 flash, extra battery and the battery grip. :laugh:

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    Default Re:Advise on lenses required

    at least those are relitively cheap. I bought the 300mm - soon the 90-250mm, 35-100mm... etc.

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    But you need those Lenses to do a better job and charge more right? It\'s a bit harder to swallow when it\'s just for a hobby. :laugh:

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    I brought my camera to bowling tonight and my friend with the 20d lent my other friend who just got an xt his 24-70mm 2.8 lens. After seeing how much difference 2.8 makes indoors compared to the 3.5 I have, I think I will definitely be investing in the 14-54 and 50-200mm 2.8 lenses. At leaast these two lenses together new is cheaper than my friend\'s lens used. :lol:

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    Hi gunnerx,

    Your friend\'s lens may have a constant aperture and this would explain why it\'s more expensive. Neither of the ZD lenses that you listed have this feature—you\'ll be back up to f3.5 at the long end of both lenses.

    That\'s one of the reasons why Oympus\' \"Super High Grade\" zooms are so expensive. Besides the larger apertures, they are also constant aperture lenses and holding the same max aperture at the longest focal length is always expensive.
    Best regards, FL

    Pursuing excellence...

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    Default Took the plunge

    Yeah, I think it is constant aperture. f3.5 at the long end is not bad considering the 40-150 is 5.6 at the long end which was quite dark.

    I took the plunge and ordered the 50-200mm along with the IR remote and cable release. Now I have to play the waiting game. :laugh:

    Then I have to somehow convince the wife that the 40-150mm was always the size of the 50-200mm. I think I\'ll keep using the 14-45mm so she forgets the actual size of the 40-150mm.

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    Default Re:Advise on lenses required

    The lenses you got are good already and I can tell you that a stop can help you out in a pinch but take a GOOD, GOOD look at the 50mm f/2.

    I have this lens on loan from Olympus and have been using it in commercial environments and good good it\'s so sharp even at f/2.

    If I can shoot available light and a reflector I will anytime over studio lights.

    Check out the work I did for editorial use all shot with the E300 and 50mm f/2.
    http://homepage.mac.com/gsciorio/Menu35.html

    Click on the Lat 30 link. It\'s all natural light and reflector.

    Any time you can shoot primes do it. The 150 f/2 is another knock out.

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