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My new toys are here!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by gugarci, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    I finally sold off all my Nikon gear. I went to Adorama this morning and was very happy with the service and price. I had not used any of my Nikon gear since I bought my E-P3 about a year ago.

    Here a quick image of my E-P3 with the new toys.
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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Nice! I assume the 45mm and 12mm are new. The VF-2 as well?

    Be sure to come back and share some images shot with these new tools.
     
  3. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    That is correct. Until now I was just using the 14-42 kit lens. And even though I have some new lenses I still like the kit lens.
     
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    The kit lenses (from both Olympus and Panasonic) are quite capable. The only reason I don't tend to use my Olympus 14-42 much is that the collapsing design really bugs me. That extra step of extending the lens has never become natural for me.
     
  5. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    In case anyone is interested the hood for the 45mm lens fits the kit lens nicely. It does not lock in place. But it fits tight enough were you will not have to worry it will fall off.
     
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Looks great, congratulations! :cool:
     
  7. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2013
    That is a nice combination of gear you added.
     
  8. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    I thought the toys were the Playstation bokeh stuff...:wink:
     
  9. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    Those are the old PS2 games. The XBOX games are below them. Except for my wife we are a family of gamers. I mainly play shooters.:smile:
     
  10. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    You need to get the bigger grip on that E-P3 - much much better and very worthwhile for what it costs !
    Regards
    Rob
     
  11. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
  12. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2011
    It looks like you have the Olympus LH-40B Hood? To use it, I think you remove the decorative ring at the front of the lens and then the hood bayonets on with a definite click. I'm 45-less at the moment (anyone selling?) but when I had one, I never took the hood off.

    I agree about the grip, btw. My E-p3 is way more comfortable with the big grip. And Aki Asahi skin but that's another story :)
     
  13. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

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    May 11, 2012
    The hood does lock. I have the JJC aftermarket one, which is presumably a copy of the original, and it takes a little more effort to get it to cross the 'locking ridge'.
     
  14. ajamils

    ajamils Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 20, 2012
    Richmond, Texas
    Congrats!! Unfortunately, I am going it the opposite direction. Selling m4/3 and getting lenses for D7100 that I picked up couple days back :drinks:
     
  15. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    The hood locks in place in my 45mm. It just doesn't look into place on the 14-42II kit lens but it fits tight enough.
     
  16. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    Bill
    My old D300 and lenses just did not work well any more for my current needs. Last time I used it was over 1 year ago, and I now prefer to travel light. But the D7100 should be a great camera.