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    Default Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    From the E-510 press release:
    The Zuiko Digital ED 14 42 mm f3.5 f5.6 Lens (equivalent to 28mm 84mm in 35mm photography) that perfectly matches the imager so light strikes the sensor directly to ensure rich, accurate colors and edge-to-edge sharpness. Its 3x ED Glass zoom lens covers the range most frequently used in ordinary photography and weighs just 7.5 ounces, offering users an extremely dynamic, portable everyday-use zoom. Close-ups as near as 9.84 inches (0.25 m) are possible throughout the zoom range.
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    Question Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    Can anyone comment on this lens?
    I'm thinking about getting the E510 and don' know if I should keep the 14-45 or go with this kit lens.
    "The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brooks Atkinson
    E510, 14-42, 40-150, 35 macro

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    Default Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    The short time I had it before I sold it (I have the 14-54), it was a very lightweight and fast focus lens. I took several snaps with it and was happy with the results. Definately faster focus than the 14-45 which I had for awhile too. I just did not need an extra lens so I got rid of it, but I would recommend it if you don't have the 14-54.

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    Default Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    Thanks for the input Pontiac.
    "The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brooks Atkinson
    E510, 14-42, 40-150, 35 macro

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    Default Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    I reccomend it to. Its way lighter than the 14-45mm and its sharper. perfect combo I think. I got the 510 2 lens kit and im happy with it being a kit lens and all....
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    Default Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    I own the 14-45 f/3.5-5.6 and I enjoy it for the type of photos I take, but I'm looking at a faster standard zoom replacement. Sigma's 18-50 f/2.8, 14-35 f/2.0 (when it's released), and the previously mentioned 14-54 f/2.8-3.5 are candidates. For me it makes more sense to move on towards a brighter lens.

    Happy shopping and shooting,
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    Default Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    I will always have the 3 standard lenses in my kit. the 14-45, 40-150, and 70-300. the ulitmate lightweight kit there. I will be going to some brighter lenses as well, namely the 30 1.4, 70-200 2.8, and 18-50 2.8. the 30 and 18-50mm will mainly be my wedding lenses, and the 70-200 will used in the stadium for shooting hockey photos.

    The 14-45 takes great photos tho
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    Default Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    Anyone know where this lens can be purchased new for a good price?

    Ron
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    Default Re: Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

    The lightweight and yet produce the top notch image quality with my E-510 never fail me and no regrets when I brought the system taking the beautiful Sydney Opera House.






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