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Old Jan 31, 2007, 10:55 AM   #31
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its pretty obvious tho
if you are going to market a 'pro' level camera
you need to offer some primes with that
ultra-wide, wide, std, portrait

incidently, whats that lens on the pic of the mockup, 50mm F2, 52mm filter

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Probably one or two, but no more than that. The only reason people have access to so many today withthe traditional makersis because, witha fewexceptions, the designs are 10-15 years old or older. Prior to switching to Olympus in October, 2005 I used a Canon 10D outfit, had two zooms and two primes, the 17-40 and 100-400L, 50 f1.8 and 85mm f1.8. I hardly ever used the 85mm lens and the 50 stayed in a bag that I never took with me anywhere, and I'm someone who grew up using nothing but primes on my manual Nikon filmbodies of the past. Today I wouldn't waste my money on most primefocal lengths, and that's probably why we haven't seen many more introduced...most others wouldn't either. The "main" Olympus zooms, being f2.8-3.5 speed, makes a huge difference too. If I were faced with using a standard f3.5-4.5 zoom, Iwould probablythink differently about it.

I also remember Nikon users howling in massabout the fact they'd never use alens that didn'tcome fitted withthe precious, all importantaperture ring.....
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 10:59 AM   #32
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what if the attraction was pure speed
less than F2 ?

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Old Jan 31, 2007, 11:14 AM   #33
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I had that with those two Canon primes...convenience won out 95+% of the time,unless I had a veryspecific subject that benefitted from the use of the prime. My money would have been better spent back then on a second 550EXflash unit than that 85mm f1.8, and if these new Olympus bodies have wireless flash capabilities,another flash iswhat I'll be buying today.
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 11:21 AM   #34
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i didnt know that about wireless flash
new flashes in the offing ?

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Old Jan 31, 2007, 11:31 AM   #35
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That's part of what's being told/speculated about over on DPReview's Olympus formsby some who supposedly have a good idea about what's coming down the pike.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=21868708
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 11:55 AM   #36
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so its
E410
E510
and wait for E whatever

S-G-P ...err....huh

new flash

and, count em, 6 zooms ?


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Old Jan 31, 2007, 12:05 PM   #37
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so its
E410
E510
and wait for E whatever

S-G-P ...err....huh

new flash

and, count em, 6 zooms ?


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Yes...all speculation I know, but an E-510 would interest me a lot, depending on the introductory price. Who knows with all those lenses. I'm always behind the curve, body-wise, so it'll probably be 6 months after introduction, minimum, before I'd seriously look to be buying one. Since picking up an EC14 to go with my 50-200 Zuiko I've wished I had stabilization to use with that combination, especiallyat the long end. That could tip me towards doingthe bodyearlier.... again, based on price.
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Yes...all speculation I know, but an E-510 would interest me a lot, depending on the introductory price.

...again, based on price.
The price of buying bleeding edge.
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well the 7-14 is probably the best of them Greg
just about the most impressive anywhere

i just bought a 11-22, due to arrive in a few days
that will do me well for work, but i wonder how the 7-14 would go for interiors
especially in the 10-14 range

kinda hard to see how all these lenses are placed within the kit
being a body behind is no bad thing
theyre all sorted by then and theyre cheaper to aquire
there isnt a big enough advantage to tempt me to E500, or E400

so later this year, maybe the 7-14, or a new body if theyre 'that' special

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The price of buying bleeding edge.
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