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E-PL1

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by PENJR, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. PENJR

    PENJR New to Mu-43

    7
    Dec 21, 2010
    New York
    Hello all,

    I just purchased the E-PL1 Kit for around $350. I also have a coupon for the M. zuiko 40-150 for $149.99 plus 10% off at Staples. But I'm not sure which to get

    1. Oly 14-150mm or Pan 45-200, but both are very expensive
    2. Pan 20mm or Oly 14mm.

    I'm planning to take another trip to HKG and love to take outdoor shoot, not so much people.

    I have attach three picture I took last time in HKG. These were taken from my Olympus Stylus tough 850

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    Please assist

    THANKS
     
  2. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    239
    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    We have a rather large series of image threads dedicated to each lens on this forum, have you tried looking at them for comparison yet?

    First, a couple points:
    1) There is no Oly 14mm, it's a 17mm.
    2) Oly makes a 14-150 and a 40-150, you mention the coupon for the 40-150 but then you switch to talking about the other.

    Now my opinion:

    -If you're just starting to learn the m4/3 system and don't have much SLR experience, try playing around with the kit lens while you get a feel for what you want in a more expensive lens.
    -If you want a great all around lens sell your kit lens and get the 14-150
    -If you want a great street lens get the pany 20mm. The Oly 17mm is also perfectly fine if you're on a tighter budget or simply prefer the FOV it provides, and it's only 1 stop slower.
    -If you love wide angle Landscape shots get the Oly 9-18mm.

    And again, go take a look at the image threads for these lenses so you can see what they are capable of.

    -Nate
     
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  3. PENJR

    PENJR New to Mu-43

    7
    Dec 21, 2010
    New York
    Thanks, I did shot a few pictures, but it seems something is still missing. The zoom is one of them and the sharpness is another.
     
  4. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    239
    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Nate
    If your priority is more zoom and sharpness it sounds like the 14-150 is what you need, it's a sharp single lens solution with a fast and silent autofocus that's also optimized for shooting video.

    -Nate