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A little advice on the E-P2

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Rich M, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Hello all.....

    I have been pretty entrenched in the Panny :43: world for over the past year. However, as my esoteric collection of legacy MF lenses grows, I am finding that IBIS is in the cards for me.

    A local store here in Honolulu has both E-P2 kits. I already own the 20/1.7 and others that either lens in the kit is redundant. My question is which lens "may" have the best value to someone else if I decide not to keep it......the 17/2.8 or the 14-42 zoom?

    Thanks.......R
     
  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Hi Rich,

    on the one hand, the 14-42mm is more flexible, and has better IQ than the 17mm f2.8... but on the other, most people will have already bought the kit with the 14-42, so there may be more demand for the 17mm pancake.

    I don't know what to suggest... go for the cheaper option, and make sure you don't want the lens before selling it on.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    if you already got the 20...i would go for the little zoom...I use the 17mn everyday and love it..but I think in the long run I would love the 20m...thats my take

    aloha Rich

    Pete
     
  4. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    17 I sold mine in 2 days after buying the E-P2
     
  5. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    Agreed with ahuyevshi. I think the 17 will sell quicker.

    I actually am considernig the 17, even though I already own the 20. Wanted to have something wider and still fast. BUT, with the alleged upcoming release of the 14/2.8, I am trying to hold off on buying a 17. Plus, I also want to get the 14-150 and/or 9-18.

    C'mon Oly (and Pany), get on with this!!! I need to satisfy my lens lust ...
     
  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    If you are sure you will be selling the lens, I think it would be easier to sell the 17mm, at least on eBay in the US.

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
  7. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Just go Legacy Armanius... :) MF FTW!
     
  8. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Houston
    Muttley
    With all the Voigtlander photos you keep posting, I may have to do that. The brand name M to M4/3 adapters are all so expensive.

    I guess another good thing about getting some M lenses is that I can use them on my Leica M9 ...





    ... that I will have after I win the lottery.
     
  9. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    315
    Mar 2, 2010
    Advice taken.....

    Thanks guys......I really appreciated the input. I just picked up an E-P2 kit with the 17/2.8.

    So here I am.....S..L..O..W..L..Y.....selling off my L Canon glass to fund the purchase of a "leisure" shooters kit. Gonna have to go dig out that suit outta the closet....I hear stretch polyester is back in. :rolleyes:
     
  10. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    I'll skip the m9... just want an M8 :)
     
  11. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    WAIT....you can not downgrade your wishlist.....NOT allowed.:biggrin:
     
  12. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA