Newbie questions

sinpig

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Hi
So after finding this awesome group of people who like me love the M 4/3 system. Now I feel ready to ask a couple of questions.

First let me tell you that I'm new to photography, most of my experience comes from P&S and I did purchase my G1 back in June.
Here's the question:

I found a KONICA HEXAR AR 28mm wide angle lens for $50, is this a good lens? I'm looking for a wide angle lens and would like a used manual focus one. I also own the Hexanon AR 40mm and want to know if this is a good addition? :confused:

Thanks for your help!
 

Streetshooter

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Welcome Home!
Remember that the crop factor is 2x for this format.
So, your 28mm lens will magically convert to a 56mm.
The 17 (34) Oly lens is a good wide angle and the 20 (40) Panny is a nice wider normal.
The Oly 9-18 (18-36) or the Panny 7-14 (14-28) get to the business on the wide side.
There are rumors that new lenses are coming out soon...
Keep your eyes open...
The members here find things and post faster than any other site on the planet.
Shooter
 

sinpig

Mu-43 Regular
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Superior, WI
Welcome Home!
Remember that the crop factor is 2x for this format.
So, your 28mm lens will magically convert to a 56mm.
The 17 (34) Oly lens is a good wide angle and the 20 (40) Panny is a nice wider normal.
Are you refering to the 20mm pancake price $400 or some older model I'm not aware of? I would love the pancake one but at $400 it's going to have to wait :biggrin:
How about an old model that I might find on Ebay?? Am I dreaming?
 
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