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Buying a new ep2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by pete, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    Hello all: Tomorrow I purchase a new ep2, comes with 14-? lens, (forgot the right zoom). I have the ep1 and love the 17mm.....would like any thoughts on keeping that zoom. I am going to sell the ep1 and may just keep one lens....many thanks

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  2. benoly

    benoly Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    California, USA
    If I understand correctly you will either keep the 17 or the zoom? If that is the case I would keep both because you also get 14 and 42 which is wide and short tele with the 17 acting as a normal. And the zoom is so compact and light to also carry along when you need the other lengths. Either way enjoy your EP-2.
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    It's nice to hear some love for the Oly 17. I like mine quite a bit as well.

    I suggest that you use the 14-42mm zoom for a while before making any decision. Congrats on the E-P2!
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    The AF is faster on the 17/2.8 than on the kit 14-42 zoom. You may want to keep the 17/2.8 for street photography purposes, if you do that sort of thing. Otherwise, the 14-42 is more versatile, and apperture wise, you are losing only about 2/3 of a stop with the 14-42@17mm.

    On the other hand, you may want to eventually get the 20/1.7, which you can use to replace the 17/2.8. It's not as wide as the 17/2.8, but it AF faster than the 17/2.8 by a little bit, and that fast apperture helps a lot in low light photography.

    Congrats on the EP2.
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Don't discount the 17.
    I love the 20 but have the 17 on now. It's nice to see again with it.
    Besides, it makes a very compact kit with the Pen.
  6. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    done. sold. keeping the 17 (i really like it) and will hold on to the 14-42 zoom for abit. Love my new black ep2.....thanks all
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Wow, that was fast! Congratulations Pete!:biggrin:
  8. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Congrats!!!!! I sold my E-P1 and the 17 that came with my E-P2 kit to balance out the purchase... I still have my Panny 20... However I might be selling it soon!
  9. noodlehaus

    noodlehaus Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2010
    Congrats Pete. There's no other E-P2 like the black E-P2. The level of sexiness that it has is off the charts, and it really makes me look like I know how to take photos :D 
  10. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Hey Pete.....I just joined your club, brah. Charging the battery on a new E-P2. :2thumbs:
  11. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    hey Rich...grats on your buy as well. cant wait to see some snaps from back home.
    take care,

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