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Originally Posted by Towert7 View Post
Each person has their balance point. ^_^
But, I'm still not convinced an Olympus setup is much cheaper than either a nikon or canon........

That's ok.
If you really like the Canon or Nikon setups, I'm not suggesting that you get something else to save a few bucks. I'm saying that some people, like myself, are content with other systems and are happy not to have to spend as much.
post #152 of 157
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Originally Posted by plaidplatypus View Post
If you really like the Canon or Nikon setups, I'm not suggesting that you get something else to save a few bucks. I'm saying that some people, like myself, are content with other systems and are happy not to have to spend as much.
Each person has their balance point. ^_^
post #153 of 157
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I've spent approximately $1500 on my current set up. I have 2 kit lenses that came with the camera a long 70-300 zoom, 50mm macro, a flash (which actually could be upgraded as it is very slow to cycle) and some other accessories and I feel like I'm done. Although, I would like that pancake lens jpelg has on his 420. I honestly don't know, but can a Canon or Nikon guy that's strictly amateur, have a rig they feel they have all the glass they need for under $2000?

By the way, the quality of all the lenses is excellent, IMHO. The best lens I have is the 50MM. It's a step up from the other three, but the two kit lenses are not bad in comparison. The lowest quality, or at least the most difficult to use, is the long zoom. I've not always been thrilled with the sharpness, even when not zoomed out, but I've been able to grab some incredible images that wouldn't have been possible otherwise.

I am more than satisfied with the image quality of my shots when I get it right. As we said early on in this thread, it's the photographer that makes the biggest difference.
post #154 of 157
Well, I'll add that I recently took an EP1 for a spin at the local photo shop, and was quite impressed. The AF is nowhere near as slow as a lot of online talk would have you believe, and certainly faster than the P&S cams I've used. The body just exudes quality and feels very nice in hand. I think all the blather about the menus is highly overrated as well, they are certainly more logical than Fuji menus!

It did feel rather odd holding a camera at arm's length, yet using my left hand on the lens to zoom. The IS works quite well though.

At least from a technical standpoint, the GF1 is a more interesting camera to me, but I certainly can't fault Oly for a great effort on the EP1, especially as far as the look/feel of quality goes.
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I just got a new ultra-wide angle lens for the Olympus.  It's 9-18mm, so with Olympus's 2x crop factor it's a 18-36mm full frame equivalent and gives 100 degree field of vision at the widest setting.  The lens cost less than $500 shipped.  By comparison the equivalent Nikon lens is almost twice as much.

 

Image quality is great.  Colors are vibrant and focus is sharp. There is some barrell distortion at the wide end but that's to be expected.

 

I'm still very pleased with my Olympus camera.

 

 

 

Beach Hat

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Just took this with the old E-300, waiting for my E-PL1 to come into the mail... should be some having some more fun soon.

post #157 of 157

I am a happy 4/3 shooter.  I have an E-510 with 14-54 and 50-200SWD lenses along with the 2 kit lenses.  I am probably going to "upgrade" to m4/3 this year but haven't made up my mind as to which model or even company I will go with.  The GH-2 looks compelling but I am waiting to see the real life examples of the E-PL2 and what the expected E-P3 will be.

 

Here is a picture I took of my son a week or so ago with my 50-200 lens which is by far my favorite lens.

TommySleep.jpg

 

Tom

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