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Cree77 Oct 7, 2006 12:09 AM

Hi everyone.. Have not posted in awhile.. Been busy busy using my new E500... And boy am I glad you guys helped me along and I finally purchased this camera...

I don't even use my digacam anymore..

Anyway.. I got the two lens kit and am considering adding a lens... Would really like your thoughts on what would be the best choice..

I am not into macro.. but do it on ocassion and amazingly I have found the 40x150 set on macro mode todo a wonderful job...... I do mostly pets/livestock - wildlife - senery.. I know that leaves a pretty wide open field.. And I think the two lens I have work pretty well for pets and scenery.. I suppose more zoom would be in order for the wildlife..


PS: You can look at some of my photos if you would like at my website then - D'fly photos link..


Mikefellh Oct 7, 2006 5:50 AM

Here's a list of what's available so you get an idea of what's available:

While you're there click on the "Other Articles" link at the top of the page to learn more about your camera.

Cree77 Oct 7, 2006 10:29 AM

Thanks... I have this list and have looked at all the lens at the Oly site...

I thought maybe some of you have a particular lens you have purchased and would recommend... Some more zoom maybe??


HarjTT Oct 7, 2006 10:49 AM

Hi Cree

I think if your looking for more zoom then I think the Oly 50-200 may be the lens you want. That will give you a faster lens over the 45-150 and wee bit extra reach and you can extend that by adding the 1.4x TC. I think Greg and a few of the others have the 50-200 and can give you a real hands-on verdict on the lens.

You may also want to take a look at this blog too:



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stowaway7 Oct 7, 2006 12:35 PM

If you want to play around with macro and not break the bank the Zuiko 35mm Macro f/3.5 is a great choice.With the kit lenses you already have 2 zooms. The 35mm will let you get CLOSE and while not the f/2.0 of the 50mm offering, it can still blur backgrounds when called upon at half the price (snagged mine when it was $199 US at Adorama). As an extremely lightweight walk-around lens the field of view (comparable to 70mm) is good for many situations. I'll slap it on when taking family pics and have used it for small-product photography. Images are VERY sharp. Best deal in the Zuiko lineup as far as I'm concerned.

adamwarp Oct 10, 2006 11:20 AM

If you have both of the kit lenses I suggest you go for a wide angle. 11-22mm. I have had the e500 for a while and figured out what I really use for outdoor photography. I rearly use the long range zoom lenses as they are brutally heavy and rarely do I find something far away I want to shoot... happens: such as moose accross the lake.

But I found my favorite shots are close up and I never can capture enough of the scene when I need to. I played around with my friends 11-22 and realized its exactly what I have been missing... expensive but worth it.

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