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COMPLETED My first micro 4/3 camera

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by Ingeribe, Feb 7, 2012.

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  1. Ingeribe

    Ingeribe New to Mu-43

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the site and I'm looking for a nice camera to bring with me to Africa in April. I'm going to be living on a wildlife reserve and want to find a camera that I can use to get some nice pictures of the wildlife. The most I'm looking to spend is $315 (with a lens included). Also suggestions for cameras would be great. Thanks everyone.
     
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  3. Ingeribe

    Ingeribe New to Mu-43

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    I'll look up a few reviews on the GF1. And see if I can find a decent price on a 14-42 lens. Pm me the best price you can do for the GF1
     
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    E-PL2 with an Oly 14-150.
     
  5. Ingeribe

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    Pm me a price
     
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    I don't think he'll be able to get a 14-150 alone for under $315 :wink:


    PM sent! :biggrin:
     
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    True, then the 14-42.
     
  8. Ned

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    I would think the m.Zuiko or Zuiko 40-150mm would be more appropriate for African wildlife? Not more appropriate than the expensive 14-150mm of course, but moreso than the 14-42mm...

    I imagine there would be enough sun to make a fast lens unnecessary, so focal length is probably of prime importance.
     
  9. Ingeribe

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    Thanks I'll look at prices of lenses, and I'm liking what I've heard about the GF1. Do you guys think that's a good first micro 4/3
     
  10. Jorge Ledesma

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    Absolutely, plus Ned's lens recommendation and you're golden.
     
  11. Ingeribe

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    Thanks everyone, looks like Im gunna get the GF1. I'm really excited to start learning about photography before I leave for Africa.
     
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    Note that only Olympus cameras have in-body stabilization. You might want to find a stabilized lens for your GF1. It's not a must-have though.
     
  13. Ingeribe

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    Thanks for the info, I'll keep that in mind while I look for a lens
     
  14. Grinch

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    There is a member here,pertgate01 selling an E-Pm1 kit, I believe with a 14-42 mkIIr for $350. Might suit you very well.
     
  15. Ingeribe

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    Yeah I checked it out. I just bought the GF1 and am in the process of talking to a guy about a panasonic 14-42mm lens for around $75 or $80, so total ill be in about $315 which is exactly what I was looking to spend. I've got another question for you guys though, do these cameras need a special sd card? Or is there is there a certain brand or class sd card that you would recommend?
     
  16. hkpzee

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    If you are into shooting RAW or lots of videos, then you would need something fast, like a Sandisk Extreme Pro, but since you are just getting into photography, I'd say any SD card would do, but preferably a Class 10 card for faster data transfer. I like Transcend Class 10 cards for their reasonable pricing and reliable performance...
     
  17. Ingeribe

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    Yeah I did a little research and found that a class 10 was the safest bet. Now I just have to figure out which brand to get. Also what size card would you recommend? I'll be on a wildlife reserve for a month and will only be able to make it to a computer maybe 2 times a week if that. Should I get a 32 GB card or should I get 2 cards?
     
  18. hkpzee

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    I always prefer 2 cards rather than 1. Supposed to read/write a little faster... but I haven't noticed any perceptible performance difference between a 16 GB and 32 GB Class 10 Transcend SD card, so I think either 2 16 GB cards or 1 32 GB card will do for you. Often times the final decision comes down to price...
     
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    Its about the same for 2 16's as it is for one 32. I'm probably going to pick up the 32 then if i have a few extra bucks before i leave I might pick up an extra 16 just to have the security of having 2.
     
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