February 15th, 2010, 05:14 AM
[FS] New 14 42 or 17mm for sale
I am just about to buy an EP1, which I can do with either the 17mm or 14 42
Does anyone in the UK want either of these lenses - I only want the body as i have Pany lenses
They would be new, of course, but unboxed
PM if you do and we can talk prices - I am sure that they would be attractive versus just buying the lens on its own
The deal would probably only make sense in the UK because of postage costs etc.
February 15th, 2010, 05:24 AM
I think you'll find the 14-42 easier to sell - if you decide to do so once you've given it a proper trial with the E-P1... the close focusing ability, collapsible design for compactness and sharp, distortion free performance at 20mm (at least as good as the Lumix 20mm at the same FL/aperture) make it a surprisingly good partner to the Pen.
February 15th, 2010, 05:44 AM
I have the 20mm which I will keep - I have done quite a few "blind" tests against MF lenses - put all the images in one folder - looked thru them and deleted what i thought were the "worse", (along with comments from my wife), and guess what, 95% + of what were left were images taken with the 20mm - not something that i wanted to happen? - (I know that "I told you so" was indicated)
I have the 14 45 Panny which i would keep in preference to the Oly as I have a G1 and the in lens IS will be useful - (for my doddery old body!)
I now fancy an EP1, because it is smaller than the G1 plus it would be nice to try some video - I would like a VF1 with it - as I want to stick to a reasonable budget I do not want to go to the EP2 - also I still do not feel that I want to go totally M4/3 as I am more than happy with, (and enjoy), my D300 for lots of what i do.
(As I have a 20mm I may as well get the EP1 rather than the S90 is another thought in my my mind)
I looked around for the "body only" price but it makes more sense to buy the EP1 as a kit so that I, and maybe someone else, can benefit from the "more" attractive price.
If I put them on EBay I am sure that they will sell
Last edited by BillN; February 15th, 2010 at 05:48 AM.
February 15th, 2010, 05:50 AM
I believe the VF1 is only used for the 17mm..
February 15th, 2010, 05:51 AM
I agree, when I bought the 20mm f1.7 for my E-P1, I did consider buying the GF1 + 20mm f1.7 kit and selling the GF1 body to split the discount with someone, but in the end I decided it wasn't worth the hassle of dealing on e-bay with a stranger.
Much better to offer it here, to people who know you're not out to rip them off.
Good luck with the sale Bill, also - if you're not already a member of the OPSG - follow my signature, register and you can offer it for sale to folks in the Olympus Safari Group... same principle, and some good bargains inside our coordination site.
February 15th, 2010, 05:51 AM
The VF1 matches the 20mm f1.7 surprisingly well too.
February 15th, 2010, 05:53 AM
Thanks Chow - that adds the usual "commercial" complications to any buying decision
Originally Posted by Chow Monkey
There must be a Leica or similar VF out there that will work with the 20mm Pany?.....I think that I have still got a Leica one and a Canon RF one "kicking around" - I must try to dig them out - but there were not great if I remember correctly - especially with glasses, (which I now have)
February 15th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Would you be looking for a finder intended for 40mm on 36x24mm? I don't think Canon ever made such a thing. (I've no idea about Leitz.) Cosina have certainly made one; I imagine that they still sell it. Pentax made a 43mm-and-50mm one (I mean, one finder, two rectangles) that it actually sold separately as well as with the 43mm LTM lens -- I've seen it packaged in its own little box. There may be a "Rollei" brand (Cosina) 40mm finder too. And who knows, you might even come across the Olympus 40mm finder (probably pretty horrible).
Originally Posted by BillNUK
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February 18th, 2010, 04:03 PM
If your after an EP-1 body only I have one spare. I bought it as a kit last month, but prefer the GF-1 that I bough a few days later (It was a bargain I couldn't resist). It's been sitting in the box. I don't really want to e-bay it. If your interested please send me a message. It's as new.
September 6th, 2012, 01:17 AM
Olympus is announcing new m4/3 bodies next month. That said...the Olympus PEN E-PL2 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses - $449 is a smoking price. Personally I'd skip the EP-2 because it has a lower resolution LCD screen.
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