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Scouse Aug 7, 2008 5:10 PM

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Greg Chappell Aug 7, 2008 10:10 PM

lauralei wrote:
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Can you give me some examples of lenses along with what they like work well on..... hockey players from sitting up in the higher seating areas etc.


How about the upper deck....at ISO 1600....with the kit 40-150 f4-5.6...

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/galler...57993715_K9HFq

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/galler...55736554_UvHvq


I would have taken my 70-300, but I'm pretty sure the security at the American Airlines Center here in Dallas would not have let me in. The 40-150 makes for a very compact outfit that doesn't seem to "alarm" security, which seems to be very important these days in many professional stadiums.

Now....the local Major League baseball team will letme in with any photo equipmentI can haul in, so long asI don't disturb anyone around where I'm sitting..

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/galler...05173225_HJ5bC

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/galler...44044389_88q8w

The horse track will also letme in with just about anything..

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/galler...09532718_dexaW




lauralei Aug 8, 2008 6:39 AM

OMG! Thank you SO much for this. My friend and I had been looking at the 40-150 kit lens one we were looking at actually comes with both the 14-42mm AND this 40-150mm we had just been trying to find pictures that had been taken with the 40-150mm to see what it was capible of doing.

So okay now that I see 40-150 gives amazing pics, that are sharp and clear and look pretty vibrant to me. So what is the 14-42mm capiable of? Do you have anything using that kit lens by any chance?

PS, LOVE the horse pics

Also would you say that the 70-300mm lens is like an immediate needed purchase? Or something more in the future to expand with. Would starting out with the kit lens be a good place to start?

Greg Chappell Aug 8, 2008 2:54 PM

lauralei wrote:
Quote:

OMG! Thank you SO much for this. My friend and I had been looking at the 40-150 kit lens one we were looking at actually comes with both the 14-42mm AND this 40-150mm we had just been trying to find pictures that had been taken with the 40-150mm to see what it was capible of doing.

So okay now that I see 40-150 gives amazing pics, that are sharp and clear and look pretty vibrant to me. So what is the 14-42mm capiable of? Do you have anything using that kit lens by any chance?

PS, LOVE the horse pics

Also would you say that the 70-300mm lens is like an immediate needed purchase? Or something more in the future to expand with. Would starting out with the kit lens be a good place to start?

The 14-42 kit lens is capable of very good image quality, too. I used the two kit lenses for a little while right after buying my E510 until I wound up supplementing them with the 70-300. I already had a 14-54 f2.8-3.5 Zuiko and now use that combination (14-54 and 70-300) most of the time, but those kit lenses stay around for trip to places where I fear the bigger lenses would not be let in.

Whether you need the 70-300 or not really just depends on the subject matter you plan to shoot. I would imagine many people are just fine out to 150mm, which is a 35mm equivalent of 300mm. Back when I shot film,I never owned a system that went beyond that focal length. The300mm end of the 70-300 (600mm in 35mm equivalent terms)is a lot of magnification, but therecan betimes when you need it.

Here's a few images taken with the 14-42. If you click on them, they are hyperlinks that will take you to the folders where you can view or downloadthe full-sized images...

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/photos...3_MECgT-XL.jpg

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/photos...gSAkj-XL-1.jpg

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/photos...0_iUbxZ-XL.jpg

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/photos...4_vdazX-XL.jpg

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/photos...Scqm7-XL-1.jpg




lauralei Aug 8, 2008 3:48 PM

14-42 mm looks like a good lens, it looks more like for not doing a far length zoom shot, so for more close shots but still allows you that length if you need it.

I have been looking at prices and a flyer just came out this week and there was the camera.

Its $499.00 and that gets you the body and the 14-42mm lens. Then you add an additional 100.00 giving you the 40-150mm lens.

Greg Chappell Aug 8, 2008 4:00 PM

lauralei wrote:
Quote:


Its $499.00 and that gets you the body and the 14-42mm lens. Then you add an additional 100.00 giving you the 40-150mm lens.
Yes, if anyone was looking at an E510/520/410/420 and didn't already have a set of optics, I would HIGHLY suggest getting the two kit lens option. For the price you just can't beat it. If you just buy the 14-42 and decide later you need or want the 40-150, on it's own, it costs quite a bit more than $100 if you want a new one.

Scouse Aug 8, 2008 6:22 PM

Looks like you didn't mind me showing off your pics Greg. I probably should have asked...but then I'm rude....:-)

Nice shots with the 14-45 by the way.

Greg Chappell Aug 8, 2008 7:32 PM

Ha! I considered it quite flattering when I saw that! You can point anyone that way, any time!






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